Thursday, September 9, 2010

Letters Of Intent

Well, it is Friday. Yes, I know I bragged about the Hubster having a 5 day weekend last Friday, but just so you know this weekend is drill weekend. Meaning this weekend won't really be a weekend for us. So even though it is Friday it kinda feels like Wednesday. You take the good with the bad, right? 5 days off.... 10 days on. So don't be too jealous of his 5 day weekend, okay? ;-) Now, on to the good stuff! Please be sure to visit Julie and her blog-sweet-blog for more great letters!

Dear Weather,

Please, please, please don't create a hurricane or any other nasty weather on September 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, or 24th. We are finally going on vacation and I really need it to not be a let down. I really want to play on the beach with Lula Mae and Jayce... not sit in a hotel room and hope we don't get blown away. I can't wait to see her face when she sees the beach for the first time! I am begging you to be nice! Don't break my kids heart. Please, please, please! We didn't get to go to Disney World this year, isn't that enough torture???? Trust me, it is! So, if you feel the need to be disastrous, could you wait until we leave? That would be great!

Thanks in advance!

The Lady In Need Of A Sunny Vacation!


Dear PBS,

Thank you. I love you. I love that you don't play shows that feel the need to say words like butt, shut up, stupid and idiot. They make me cringe. I love that you don't play commercials that advertise toys that my child just "has to have". I adore that you don't play a certain show about a square sponge who lives in a pineapple under the sea. Really, I do. I am obsessed with the fact that your shows are educational. I appreciate you plugging in little tidbits of information about eating healthy and staying active. Could I just suggest one thing... could you create a channel that plays nothing but Sesame Street? That would really be great! We only allow Lula Mae to watch 2 shows per day, one of which is always Sesame Street, but if they could both be Sesame Street..... oh I think we would all be quite happy! No worries though if an all Sesame Street channel is out of the question, she is in love with Word World too! Oh, you can cancel Barney at anytime by the way. Luckily it comes on during nap time so my kids will never see it (thank goodness!!!!), but I am pretty sure most parents can't stand it. The Wiggles too. Other than that.... you rock my over protective parenting world!

Your Biggest Fan,

The Momma Who Has Banned Nick Jr, Nickelodeon, Teen Nick Or Anything Related To Them Because What Goes In Your Kids Will Come Out!

PS- If your kids watch those stations that is totally fine! To each his own! Please don't be offended, okay? I will be watching to see who un-follows me. Ahem.


Dear Healthy Foods,

Why must you cost so much more money than junk food? I am finally getting to the point of enjoying you, but you are killing my budget. I really have tried hard to stick to The 200 Challenge, but it is getting harder and harder. I can buy junky type food for about $160 a month.... I can buy healthy food for roughly $220 a month. It is a huge difference! HUGE! I need to watch my budget, but I need to watch the health of my family even more. This tug of war is not fun! Being pulled in one direction because things are cheap and in the other direction because things are healthy is wearing me out! My brain hurts by the time I leave the store! All I am asking is that the natural, organic, fresh, healthy options cost the same as the options that have ingredients in them you can't pronounce! Is that really too much to ask?


Price Check On Healthy Please!


Emmy said...

lOVE you letter to PBS... Though we are past Sesame Street. But Word World, Super Why, Calliou, all huge favorites here. We do watch Wonder Pets and Dora though, but I cannot stand Spoung Bob

Jenilee said...

I am soooo with you about PBS and healthy foods!!!

I love that pbs is safe for my kids to watch and it doesn't have commercials like other tv stations. we don't have cable and that is the only local channel we watch.

and, I've been in the process of making our diets more healthy but it is soooo expensive! I agree!!

great post! nice to meet you :)

deepintheheartoftexas2 said...

We don't watch Pbs at our house. She does watch Mickey Mouse Club, most of her stuff is on dvd.

R has to have a mostly organic diet to her food allergies and the cost ugh. I just keep reminding myself that it is worth it.

Beth Zimmerman said...

I cannot IMAGINE what you do to keep your grocery budget that low! Ours is out of control and shows no sign of improving soon because I'm on a low carb diet (which eliminates most cheap food options) and hubby eats mostly fresh fruits and veggies (also not cheap). We struggle to keep groceries under $1000 a month so I think you're doing something AMAZING at $220!

Foursons said...

Oh I hope your vacation does not get ruined by bad weather! That would be just downright wrong.

My kids didn't like Sesame Street, but I loved it when I was a kid.

Thanks for linking up and good luck w/that food budget.

Rachel said...

I totally hear ya on the expensive healthy food! Why, why, why?!?!

And the tv thing... I was absolutely floored that my kid picked up "shut up" from Thomas the Train! The trials of being a deaf mom and having to trust that a "safe" show isn't teaching your kid something like that!

But we do love our Veggie Tales!

Wishing you wonderful weather!

HeatherOz said...

I will be sending good weather vibes your way toward the end of the month! I hope you have a great time!