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Free wine & roofing conventions…

Heyo! I’m currently sitting at my room service table in Carlsbad, CA. Jealous?! Should be, my huevos rancheros just cost me $35 and who knows what this Heineken costs from the mini bar lol. VACATIONNNNNN!

So last night was the first night of the roofing conference. Let’s just say I was “watering down” my lemonade at Disneyland yesterday and shit hasnt stopped since. Husband put himself to bed shortly after the filet & prawns. I didnt want to turn in, obviously so I stayed at “casino night” with the father in law. Lets just say shit got REAL. Tears, funerals & the word “cunty” were present. I have held onto some pretty shitty feelings towards my no show funeral inlaws for a while. Yep, NOT ONE of them came to my baby brother’s funeral-except my mom in law. But of course I am expected to attend every lame ass birthday party, holiday or bullshit dinner I get pitty invited to. Im over it. Soooooo yeah, that was put on the table only for no resolution. I may have woken up in my dress, but I still know what the shit went on. Typical.

So for now, this is my theme song. The mens are golfing, I guess I should hit the gym. Toodles betches :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drn52CwqPJM&feature=related

-Manda

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Can I have donuts for a snack???

I literally just heard that come out of my 5 yr old SD’s mouth. Seriously. DONUTS. I think my head spun.

This brings me to a huge peeve I have…laziness when it comes to kids nutrition.

I grew up with the luxury of a stay at home mom who packed lunches everyday until probably sophomore year of high school. No square pizza, over processed dino shaped chicken nuggets or juice bags for this girl. I think that is a lot of the reason why I am appalled by what some parents feed their kids. When I hear someone say “Betsy only eats mac n’ cheese, nuggets or pizza” I have to refrain from asking them who the child is! Are you telling me you let your kids pick their foods? Do you play the short order cook at home (if in fact you cook at all) and cater to what they “will eat”. You probably let them have juice boxes or yoohoo with every meal too! Get out of here with that shit!  Are you aware of how many diabetic children there are? How about obese kids? Don’t you know that you are shaping their habits for life right now?

AGHHH!

SD gets a protein, veg or fruit and a carb at each meal. One juice a day and the rest of the time it is milk or water…and although we may have to force it down, she drinks it. There are the occasional pizza nights (like once a month unfortunately-I LOVE pizza!), or cereal in the morning but I will bust out a no-sugar applesauce or fresh berries on the side for SOME kind of nutritious value with out even thinking. I’m not claiming to be perfect in the nutrition department (see About page & note the vodka), but I will say it is not that damn hard. SD isn’t too picky unless she asks what something is and decides she doesn’t like it (ex: spaghetti squash or mushrooms), but she sure as hell has to eat it still. Use leftovers from previous dinners, frozen veggies, switch to whole wheat products, whatever it takes to balance those little one’s meals!

But for real parents…GET A GRIP and BE THE BOSS!

SD’s lunch today…a bit blurry, but it’s a chicken burger, strawberries & whole wheat 
mac & cheese

-Manda

PS-SD had kids greek yogurt for snack instead. SMom win!

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