I couldn’t be bored if I tried

Jude’s ability to fly under radar is the picture of stealth. He can empty and strow as if having entered a time warp – the power of Hiro Nakamura.
Last week, on an unplanned stop to my mother-in-law’s, he ate about 12 Claritin like they were tic-tacs. They turned out to be non-toxic. He has downed a half bottle of Ibuprofen and begged for more.
Above is the Allspice (I bought so I could make these babies) dumped all over the icky cans I had just brought home from the grocery store. Juders, you’ve got mad ninja skills, and I appreciate you.
Girls, season up those skillets and set out for the buttermilk. Tomorrow, I post my mad cornbread making skills.


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Darin and Stacey
Reply January 10, 2009

I'm new to your blog (from The Mother Letter Project)and I'm loving it! What a cute family you have. As another Christian mama, it's great to read what you have to write. Keep the posts coming! :-)

Reply January 10, 2009

Ninja skills in little people cause massive amounts of gray hair...and yummy i love cornbread and stink at making it.

Lora Lynn @ Vitafamiliae
Reply January 10, 2009

Not to compare your sweet child to a dog, but we had a dog who seemed to have a death wish with all the eating. He ate a whole bunch of Aleve and a tax form before locking himself in the bathroom and attacking a bottle of Tums. Three days at the vet for that one. Another time, he ate an entire bag of Hershey kisses, foil and all. Made quite an impressive aluminum foil ball in the backyard.

Ann Kroeker
Reply January 10, 2009

Oh, man! Please tell me you were you able to scrape together enough allspice for the pumpkin bread/muffins?

Hope so, but you'd better believe I'm coming back for some cornbread instructions. I have a decent recipe, but I could use some pointers.

In fact, I was going to whip some together tonight to accompany the bean-n-kale soup, but my daughter said, "Um, Mom, don't you think it's a little late to be starting cornbread muffins?"

She was right. I ate it with saltines, instead.

Which, as you know, is hardly the same experience as soup and cornbread.

Reply January 10, 2009

I posted some pics of your mama in law and your husband (circa 1994-ish) that are kinda funny.. as always your post is very witty and fun to read

Lisa @ Crazy Adventures in Parenting
Reply January 11, 2009

My 2-year-old joins Jude in his ninja skills. Like, hard. I swear I need another set of eyes... and hands.

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