We head to San Diego (SWINE FLU! SWINE FLU! CODE RED!) on Saturday so I thought I’d get a little some-n’ some-n’ for ya’ll to read. (I’m practicing my ‘Indianan’ because Danny’s decided he wants to go to my 10 year college reunion at Indiana Wesleyan University which will be this October in Marion, IN.)
Those close, and some not so close, to me know that I have had a love affair with Burberry for some time. I don’t know how/why this started… but I love that crazy little plaid and wish I had tons of $$$ to buy hand bags and outfit Holden in little brown-red-and black rompers. Of course, add to the list the rush that would come with buying a pair of Prada / Manolo Blahnik heels and it’s apparent that certain “tastes” of mine far outstretch our spending capacity. But all my tastes aren’t of 5th Ave fantasy… My confessions for the things I love that are not chic (or green), at all.
The Foods I HATE to LOVE
Campbell’s Chicken Noodle Soup from a can is Totally Ghetto… and totally de-lish. My go-to cuisine for when I have any sort of cold/flu symptoms.
Kraft-Mac-and-Cheese totally NOT organic and I don’t know if any of it really counts as food. But the fatty deliciousness warms my heart and fills my belly. (I can eat half a box by myself in one-sitting. Guilty as charged.)
Crown Burgers French Fries… fast food usually makes me gaggy. The idea of it makes my mind race. Between “Fast Food Nation” and “Super Size Me” my ego grows with the realization I can count how many times I’ve been to McDonald’s in the past 10 years on my fingers. For the most part, greasy food makes me ill, but I can’t deny that the occasional French-fry (especially from Crown Burgers) is a guilty pleasure I continue to enjoy.
Baby Products that the Sierra Club Doesn’t Approve Of
Yes we invested in a small battalion of cloth diapers (just kidding, but it does take a few to have enough for wash cycles etc); but I don’t travel well with the washables owing to the fact that Holden is picky about dry pants so we could have 4 changes in a 45 minute period if we’re not careful (that said, my diaper bag literally cannot HOLD all the cloth diapers he’d need for an outing). So I tried a bunch of non-chlorine varieties of disposable like “seventh generation” and “Nature Babycare” but at the end of the day, I can’t deny that I love Papmpers Swaddlers the best…
and they’re choc full of chlorine and things that are bad for the environment that will someday have our landfills also choc-full.
I also prefer Huggies “Lavender & Chamomile” wipes for Holden because they smell so nice (but yes, we have chlorine free 7th Generation and the like on hand as well). My friend Cassie gave me some of the huggie’s wipes for a shower present and I cannot get over how good they smell (I’ve pretty much been a sucker for anything Lavender since I found out I was pregnant.) Though if I’m home and it’s not 3am or another ridiculous hour of the night, my preference for bum-cleaning are those little baby-washcloths warmed with water. They’re easily cleaned with his cloth diapers. In the wash.
Now that you all know I’m not super mom (as if you needed this post to point that out), I'll feel much better about sharing the green products we actually LOVE using…but down the road.
Then I can also tell you about my “post-natal yoga class” where Cicely and I were the only two mom’s who had their babies in disposable diapers and one of the moms was talking about EC-ing her kid in public restrooms.
“Talk amongst yourselves” (or comment.)