Two Unfamiliar Sights

There are two things I haven’t seen in so long I almost forget what they are…. The sun and Peanut’s several thousand dollar smile. 

The April showers haven’t brought May flowers but more showers! And Peanut has been dealing with school drama and me and Bird being annoyingly alive… So she has been a bit moody.  I know such a surprise!!!!

So of course when she asked to go grocery shopping with me late Friday night, I said sure that would be great but thought something else completely different! Yeah I said it, any parent of a teenager would totally back me up here!

She was wearing long sweatpants, and when she got out of the car she stepped in a puddle and her ankles got wet. So she rolled her pants up ridiculously high so they looked like shorts, but until she ran into the store one leg had unrolled and the other was half unrolled. She said “OMG MOM!!!! I HOPE I DON’T RUN INTO ANYONE I KNOW!!!!” I said she was probably safe that late on a rainy Friday night. 

As usual when she is with me, there were alot of foods in the cart that she loves in the store that will be despised as soon as they are in the house. But she was happy so I was happy!

But somehow I left my teenager in the store and picked up another.  It was raining again when we left the store,  and this strange girl says, “Get in the car Mom, I will unload the groceries and take the cart back.”

Funny, she also had her sweatpants rolled up so they wouldn’t get wet! Wonder if she knows Peanut?


It’s Not Snarky if it’s Funny

People say Peanut looks like me. She didn’t used to, when she was born there was no doubt who her father was! But as she’s gotten older she’s flipped between looking like Mr. G and me, or so I’ve been told. I personally think she looks like Angel Mom. And I would let you decide for yourself if it didn’t mean I would have to post a picture of Peanut and Angel Mom for all the internet pervs and whackos to see. (Of course not talking about any of my readers, at least I hope not. :)) So you’ll just have to take my word for it.

I’ve also noticed that now Peanut seems to be acting like Angel Mom and has become very snarky. Angel Mom had an extremely sarcastic sense of humor, and sometimes was rather hilarious. I also have a sarcastic streak about me but I always figured that was just my inner Scorpio using its stinger. But apparently snarkiness comes from genes because Peanut has started saying things that are snarky and hilarious! I don’t think it’s preteen talk when it’s snarky and funny. It’s snarky and mean when it’s preteen talk. Yes I do love the word snarky, why do you ask?

The last time we went grocery shopping, we were in the bulk candy aisle getting mini M&Ms. Peanut was weighing them when a lady says, “OH! Where’d you get those sunflower seeds????” Peanut obviously ignored the lady because she didn’t have sunflower seeds, she had multi-colored mini M&Ms. So lady taps her on the shoulder and asks her again while pointing at the bag Peanut’s holding, and informs us that she’s been looking everywhere for the “colored” sunflower seeds that don’t really look like sunflower seeds. Peanut glances at me out of the corner of her eye and I know she’s thinking, “What????”

But Peanut nicely says, “Oh these are M&Ms but the sunflower seeds are right there.” Lady happily goes to scoop out some sunflower seeds, but they looked normal to me, just sayin’.

As we walk away, Peanut puts the M&Ms in the cart, rolls her eyes and says, “Yeah it was good she asked me because these look SOOO much like sunflower seeds!”

As we cracked up, I know Angel Mom was saying, “That’s my grandaughter, she got her looks and humor from me!!!” No doubt. 🙂

There’s Nothing to Eat

Peanut was “lucky” and got to go to the grocery store with me last week. I admit, I like going grocery shopping. Usually it’s our habit to go out for breakfast on Sunday and then we all go…but Peanut and Bird sit in the internet cafe next to the fireplace and play on their ipods while Mr. G and I shop. But if we don’t all go it’s a fight for who gets to go. Sometimes I can escape alone but usually not.

Because Peanut has braces and some food restrictions to keep her braces intact, we had to do some adjusting to the snacks we buy, with less hard, sticky things and more brace friendly things. But typically the things she can’t eat she doesn’t really like that much anyway, except for popcorn and fruit snacks.

So last week she asked for some “different” snacks. Bird will eat Tastykakes during the week and ice cream on the weekends, but Peanut eats different things every day, mostly because we don’t believe in ice cream as a daily snack. Peanut has already told us this makes us the meanest parents ever so I guess that lets the rest of you parents off the hook!

She chose Nutter Butter bites, cheetos, and goldfish crackers. So tonight she comes stomping downstairs and demands her usual 3 scoops of vanilla, chocolate and strawberry. Which would have been provided had we not gone to the movies today where she ate about a pound of candy and drank a huge soda!

This was met with a huge protest since it is the weekend and therefore she gets ice cream! But since we are the meanest parents ever, we shot that down quick. I suggested Nutter Butter bites….she sighed and said no, she doesn’t want cookies. Then I said cheetos? NO! Goldfish crackers? NO I HATE GOLDFISH CRACKERS!!! Meanwhile Bird is happily devouring his Tastykakes so I mention that to Peanut who then screams, NO I HATE CUPCAKES! WHY DO YOU ALWAYS BUY STUFF FOR BIRD? HE IS SO ANNOYING! THERE’S NEVER ANYTHING TO EAT IN THIS STUPID HOUSE!!!!

Unfortunately I didn’t get to ask her why she asked me to buy these snacks she now hates because she stomped back to her bedroom so she could slam her door and yell at herself pretending to yell at us telling us how mean we are and she’s starving and we never do anything for her and her braces are stupid.

Well I guess I’ll have to force down the Nutter Butter bites. I wouldn’t want them to be wasted since they’re a little expensive!