Randomness Part 97

Does anyone know where I can find Christmas Tree ornaments in the shapes of the planets?

Mmmmm. Bacon flow chart. (Thanks Kaiser)

I just started reading Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert. I love it already and I’m only on the third chapter.

Did I mention that I finally weaned the children off of pacifiers? At 3 1/2? And only because Ian is having his tonsils and adenoids removed and they can’t suck during recovery because it can cause bleeding? Also, the weaning wasn’t that traumatic… why did I wait 3 1/2 years?

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  1. yup. ask your brother about teaching zoe to suck her thumb when we threw her pacifiers away at age 3. in fact, we *mailed* the pacifiers to “the twins because babies need pacifiers”. i could have KILLED HIM! she proceeded to suck her thumb for 2-3 more years…. :(

  2. Great friggin’ book!

  3. You can call me, 'Sir' says:

    If by ‘planet-shaped’ you mean ’round’, then yes, there are probably a couple places.

    Allow me flip the Smart-ass switch to ‘off’ and tell you that Eat, Pray, Love was a recommendation from a friend and it turned out to be one of the best books I’ve read this year. Each successive chapter gets better and better.

  4. You know, Michaels sells little styrofoam balls (heh) and spraypaint. That’s how I made Mia’s moon.

  5. kelli in the mirror says:

    I’m guessing it was not too traumatic because you waited. It was torture getting my 20mth old off hers. Much screaming.

  6. Love that book. Her depiction of Italy is the most accurate and enjoyable thing I have ever read about the country and it’s people!

  7. I agree, it may have been non-traumatic because you waited. On her third birthday my daughter got a visit from the binky fairy who took the pacifiers and left a cool Disney jewelry box. Other than one night of “I want to be 2222222222222 again” it wasn’t as bad as feared.

  8. It was easy now because it was the right time. Don’t second guess yourself. :)

    As for the ornaments, I feel pretty sure they have them here, at the space center. Maybe your space center has some too.

    If I was AWESOME I’d run over and check but I have to get cupcakes to school for second daughter’s birthday today.

    Check it here: http://www.spacetrader.com/

    Using My Words

  9. Oh planet ornaments! I have one who would love that.
    That book is on my Christmas list. I have to resist just running out and buying the darn thing!

  10. You waited because you wanted peace. Congrats on the pacifier win. Good luck to your baby on the operation!

  11. So how did you do it? The weaning?

  12. My 2 1/2 year old is down to her last pacifier. She guards it with her life. Every night she says, “I can’t find my pacifier anywhere. Mommy, find it for me pleeeeese.”
    I’m not ready to wean her yet.

  13. I am interested in the pacifer aka dummy weaning … and I love bring home the bacon.

  14. Good luck to Ian with the surgery — hope it helps! (Putting Eat, Pray, Love on my list now…)

  15. Read that book at the beginning of last summer. LOVED it.

  16. I’m thinking the non trauma was also b/c you waited – But what do I know, I’m trying to get my kid to NOT nurse every 90 minutes all freaking night.

  17. i’m so glad to read this: i’ve been wondering about that book, but, if you like it? i know i can go ahead and put it on my list.
    after all, your reading taste is impeccable.
    mostly because it is almost identical to mine.


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