Thursday, July 3, 2008



Scene from later in the day:

Something was on the TV about teen pregnancy. Now, I've been trying to keep the lines of communication open with The Boy about teen sex and about sex in general, so I took the opportunity to start a dialog. The following exchange took place:

Me: And what have we learned about sex?
Boy: Foamy!

I'm ever so proud. And we did have an actual, real talk about it after. And also, if you are not a fan of Buffy, the above makes absolutely no sense to you.

I spent several hours today working on the quilt. All of the sewing of the circles is completed and today I worked on pinning the flannel squares in, so they can be sewn. I hate pinning. It's boring, it takes FOREVER, and it hurts my fingers. Today's work got me about 1/3 of the way done. Next I'll sew what I've pinned, then pin more, then sew that, etc. If I weren't so tired, I'd take a picture and show you all the pinning.

I'm also eating Mug Cake while I type this:

Mug Cake

- 1 egg
- 4 T milk
- 3 T oil
- 4 T sugar
- 4 T flour
- 2 T chocolate powder (optional)
- 1 t baking powder

In a 300ml (11 oz ) mug, mix all ingredients. Microwave for 3 minutes (might be 2 depending on your microwave).

I picked that recipe off one of the boards I frequent. It was ok, except it exploded a bit out of the mug. I think I overcooked it, even though I put it on for only 2 minutes.

Speaking of boards, is it just me, or has the WD been down for a couple days? I'm really starting to go through withdrawls. *sob*


Anonymous said...

Once again, yay for bloggery.

I also have to say that you seem to be an outstanding Mom. I've known too many divorced people that used their child as a pawn and took every opportunity to bad mouth the offending spouse, no matter how much the spouse deserves it.

You were wise to let your obviously intelligent son figure out things about his dad on his own. Later he won't resent you for putting his dad down. After all, chances are that no matter how heinous his dad is, your son has some loving if ambivalent feelings about him and it shows how much you love your son to not try to take that away from him.

I'm in awe of you.

Anonymous said...

What Cindy said.

And also, the fact that your kid instantly responded with the appropriate response ("Foamy!") can only mean that you are raising him the right way.

Amanda said...

Oh, crap. I have all those ingredients, and I'm dying for cake.

Meghan said...

Your kid is so awesome. Obviously the product of fantastic parenting and YOUR genetic material.

I am going to go make some Mug Cake now...

Katy said...

I don't comment much, but I have to say I adore the dynamic you have with your son. He sounds like an amazing kid.