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Okay, nothing major here, just a tip on getting your kids to eat veggies.

We’ve started Crunch Contests with the kids when we serve raw carrot sticks.  Sounds basic and maybe dull?  I didn’t realize how much they would get into it!  And, we make them eat everything else on their plates before they can participate in the contest, so we get all the other nutrients in as well (AND we don’t spend forever at the table waiting for them to finish their supper!).

What are your tricks for getting kids to eat and enjoy the veggies?

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just a note….

It’s really hard to feel sorry for your kid when he’s crying because he bit his own finger while eating because he wasn’t paying attention.

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Puppy Love

You can’t tell me this isn’t the cutest dog ever. I want!!!!!!


And, AND, it fits the whole, “dogs tend to look like their owners” thing. I think we use the same hairstylist!! 😛

photo source

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What’s on my mind…

One of life’s great tragedies is the inability to pursue all that stirs the heart.

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I don’t care how comfy your three day old socks are. Changing your socks is not about your comfort, but about the quality of life for those around you.

You’re welcome.

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…when you’re still up watching odd game shows in the wee hours.

Janet Reno is over 6 feet tall? And who guesses her over Muhammed Ali, because he was still on the board? I definitely would have guessed him first. As it happens, they both are. Not Mel Gibson, though.

I’m not, though still on the tall side for a girl at 5’8″. And I love it. I used to be able to claim 5’9″. The kids shrunk me.

How ’bout you?

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Gill tagged me for a 7 random facts post. It’s taken me awhile to get to it, but here we go!!!!!!

1. I learned how to start an IV the other night. No, it wasn’t on Bald Man’s arm. Are you kidding me? I wouldn’t want to have had to try to resuscitate him, too!

2. Bald Man and I got to meet Sonic the Hedgehog (I can’t write that all cool and geeky like Jonic does) last night.


3. I spent a few summers walking beans. And one detasseling corn. I don’t think I spelled that right. Oh well.

4. I love it when my toenails are blue. It just makes me happy. (ha, at first I wrote, “when my toes are blue”. That would be a different situation entirely.)


5. I love to experiment when I bake. New experiments are usually fantastic. I can never quite reproduce them, though.

6. I’ve decided to stop coloring my hair. I’ve been coloring my hair since early college, I think. It’ll be interesting to see how many grays really are there, now.

7. I can remember the name of every crush I had from the age of 6 on. Very sad, I think.

I’m not very good at passing on the tags. If you participate, let me know in the comments!

UPDATE: Gill’s original post indicated that it was to be eight random facts. Ooops.

8. I’m not a “details” kinda girl. 😛

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