Me: Can you say the word “moogamoo?”
Me: Ularu [big, neat rock in Australia]?
Me: Can you say “nope”?
E: …I can’t!
Me: Can you say “I can’t”?
Me: Can you say “Nope, I can’t”?
E: …I WON’T, Mommy.
Me: Can you say, “Nope, I can’t, I won’t”?
E.: … I don’t want to!! (**hysterical giggles**)Read More
Happy belated Valentine’s Day! My husband and I decided to celebrate by getting a much-needed update to our wedding bands.
(Not that our wedding bands are old… they aren’t. We’ve been married almost eight years [GACK! We're old!], but the bands are still well and fine. It’s me, actually, that’s the problem. After approximately five years of wearing a platinum band, I developed a handy allergy to the stuff. You read that right. If there’s anything in the universe one could develop an allergy to, even hypo-allergenic soft metals, I CAN DO IT. Needless to say, I’ve been wedding band-less for quite some time. And I needed a new one.)
After some research and some jewelry-store perusing, we decided to avoid the eight-hundred-thousand percent mark-up of the mall stores and ordered tungsten rings from titaniumkay.com. Specifically, I ordered the “Venus” and my husband ordered the “Mercury.” (Oh, Yes! We are planets! Hot boiling ones, that are close to the sun!)
And I must admit, I loooooove my new wedding band (pictured). I’ve had it on for almost six hours, and no hives have appeared. No uncontrollable itching. No swollen-finger-that-makes-removing-a-ring-problematic. Not only that, it’s so SHINY. And sparkly. And it’s guaranteed never to loose it’s shine! And it has “mirror-reflectivity,” which means precisely what it sounds like: you can see tiny little diamond-shaped reflections in it. I’ve been waving my finger around at people and trees and whatnot all afternoon.
I’m seriously thinking this should be the new wedding band trend of the 21st century. Because not only are these rings pretty, and cool, and awesome, they are I KID YOU NOT THIS IS THE EXACT PERCENTAGE 3% of the cost of a comparable platinum ring. They’re also heavy and have such a high melting point that the metal (tungsten), threaded, is used to make filaments for light bulbs. Which means that if someone ever heats me up to the point that I spontaneously burst into white-hot flame, my wedding band will be cool with it.
(The only reason I know this is because my son is obsessed with light bulbs, and we watch the 5 min. “How a Light Bulb Works” video every night before bed time. Some light bulbs are blown up in the making of this video. Which is why it’s a favorite.)
Anyways. Now I sound like an advertisement for these people. But seriously, though, PRETTY SHINY THING = WIN.Read More