My boobs were my tools of the trade for almost 20 months.

Once my youngest daughter weaned herself from the Magical Boob Juice, the fun really began!

(And by fun we all know I mean chaos!)

Pull up a chair, sit a while, read a few pages.

Keep and open mind and a joyful heart and you too can get pumped into the world of The Milk Maid.


The "I'm Not Missing" Friday Mish Mash

It's been a busy day so far... my dad decided to take me shopping for Christmas ornaments. Before you scratch your head raw over that one-- he is looking for wholesale ornaments for a large company for their employee Christmas gift. So, since the place he was going to was close by he invited me (because I have style and taste and artistic sensibility and all that other baloney he doesn't have).

We didn't find anything useful as far as the ornaments went, however we did find this:

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The Kung Fu Hamster (He sings Everybody was Kung Fu Fighting! and his nun chucks spin!)

In Ava news: Ava is walking all over the place these days. She moves a lot like Godzilla did with that stiff-legged, back and forth gate. She also growls a lot when she walks, which really pulls off the effect!

RPNC Weigh In: You gotta be joking, right? Maybe next week!

Apparently, people other than my loyal friends and followers really do read this blog (when I say followers it makes me sound like I lead a cult or something, doesn't it?). Jennifer "The Binky Bitch" at Playgroups are no place for children thinks I'm a pretty neat read! She has awarded me with THIS fine award:

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I am truly humbled. Well, if humbled means that "my head is like thiiiiiiis big, dude!" then I am humbled. Nonetheless, check her out... she's funny, witty, smart, pretty. My gosh she's just like me!

Before the doo-doo get too deep in here let's change topics!...

I'm having a debate with Ava's doctor. No, I am not at a podium giving the pros of joining The Dark Side as lady doc flails her arms about trying to sway people to run to the light (that's Jedi humor, people). She says at 20+ lbs one should turn the car seat to forward facing. However the manufacturer (Britax) says: Rear-facing from 5 to 33 pounds or children forward-facing from 1 year old and 20 to 65 pounds. So, what would YOU suggest? Isn't it safer for children to stay rear facing as long as possible, or did I dream that somewhere?

And last, a little Haiku Friday (go here to sign Mr. Linky join the fun too!):

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Riding with my dad-
Fast car, he can't see for crap.
Please stop, I'll puke now.
--The Milk Maid says imitation is the finest form of flattery


B said...

Umm..yeah, you're a dork. Quit playing with Faith's toy. I wondered where you'd been all e mail box has been suspiciously empty!

twondra said...

The milk maid definitely is the blog star! You rock girl! I love reading your always crack me up! I don't know about the car seat...I don't know the regulations....I'm going to be a horrible mom. :( How's Jef doing? I hope things are going okay. :)

Jennifer aka Binky Bitch said...

Pretty?!? Pretty?!? Best compliment I've received all day! Thanks.

As far as the carseat, I've heard that rear facing is safer and should be done as long as possible. With that said, we have a Britax also and when my son was FINALLY 20 lbs (at 16 mos) we turned him forward.

Marcy "meg" said...

I don't know about the carseat question...but, I say listen to your bloggers before the dr's :)

Enjoy your weekend... I love the new toy find!

Michell said...

Yes, you are a star. I want one of those hamster things. I can torture my dog with it. I'm not sure on the car seat thing but I know at home the fire station will check the seat for you to make sure it's installed correctly. If they do that in your area also ask them, they should be able to tell you what's considered safe/right.

kittenroar5 said...

I've heard rear facing for as long as possible. Congrats!! on your award!

How's the party?

ProfCJ said...

Rear-facing as long as the baby is within the weight limits of the seat and the head doesn't go above the back rest. It's fine if she has to sit with her legs scrunched, crossed, hanging over the side--still FAR, FAR safer than FF. I've been told in some European countries, kids have to be RF until 3 years old!