Monday, July 23, 2012

Oh Anderson

I'm totally mad at Anderson Cooper. I occasionally catch his talk show when Olive is napping and I actually like it. Although the last show I caught pissed me off. The whole episode was about being a shitty parent. Technically that wasn't the title but they had shoplifting moms and then moms that drink on playdates(or around their kids). So the moms that shoplift were just stupid. I mean stealing is wrong period whether you are a mom or not. Enough said. Then they got to moms that drink on playdates. The whole thing was just so stupid and black and white. While I would never in a million years get drunk when I'm watching my kid or any kids for that matter or even have a sip of alcohol and drive with my kid in the car I sure as hell would have a glass of wine or a beer at my house with Olive around. I do all the time and I don't feel wrong about it at all. They took some mom back stage and let her drink whatever she wanted from this bottle of wine and then tested her blood level. The crazy bitch downed the whole bottle then came out all drunk. Ummmm no shit. Then she said she couldn't take care of her kids with this much booze in her. Really??? That wench was just stupid, I mean obviously if you drink a bottle of wine you can't take care of your kids. The thing that really pissed me off were these other moms that basically said you should not drink one bit around your kids, not even a glass of wine, even when the kids are asleep. What??? She gave the example of what if you were on a playdate and had a glass of wine and needed something at the store. I mean what could I possibly need at the store that is that important? My house is stocked with meds if Olive needed anything, you know cause I'm responsible like that. If anything horrific happened sober or not I'm calling 911. I mean it's just silly. The fact that they had people who shoplift on the same show as moms that have a glass of wine on a playdate or at home in front of their kids is just stupid.  Being a mom is a really hard job and while I absolutely think you need to be responsible for what you do I also think those dried up wenches shouldn't be so judgy. While I wrote this I had a glass of wine while Olive was sleeping and we are A-OK!

If you want to see the episode you can see the train wreck here.

I don't normally get worked up about things but this bothered me for some reason. I know that as a parent I judge other parents for how they raise their kids but the older Olive gets I realize how wrong that is. I mean I've been a hypocrite about things in my parenting. I've done things I've said I would never do and vice versa but doing what is right for you and your kid is what is important and that may change a million times over. This drinking thing is kinda off the subject as its not as much a parenting thing as it's a personal thing but they sorta go hand in hand right? There are so many ways to be a parent and who is to say what is right and wrong?? I feel like everyday I'm trying to figure it all out. Mostly what feels right to me and works best for Olive. Some days I feel like I have a handle on it and other days I'm totally out of sorts but I think that is what parenting is all about. One day at a time and a shit ton of patience. Gosh tonight I'm a rambling mess. I think this is the first time in a long time I've just kinda blabbed about nothing. Kinda feels good. Before I get too crazy as always there are a ton of photos that need to be posted.
Sorry if you follow me on instagram as these are mostly repeats. If not add me @gopherguts

her feet are big not not THIS big.

we've been making a juice everyday. her usual is carrot, apple, and spinach or kale.

dancing her ass off to gabba. and seriously how cute are her undies?

hang out the window singing.


crazy swinger and flower picker.

onesie turned crop top.

olive and her photo skills. mom drinking a beer. oh my!!!!

frozen yogurt stop for mom and dad. she was more interested in the cool chairs. 


after nap snuggles. super rare but super awesome.

white trash.

rodeo at oc fair. pretty sure this is olive's new favorite sport ever.

big fan of the corn.

oc fair crew. olive was the leader.

clapped, screamed, and sat still the entire time. so so rare. 

she wanted to go on the ferris wheel but the line was super long and that shit is scary!

i painted my red furniture white. next step gray walls and some form of art above dresser. baby steps.

always running.

i'm kinda obsessed with wall photos.

crafted, san pedro.

one of my favorite photos. this look kinda sums her up.

brothers. also blake took olive under the waves and she loved it.

back lit photos never get old.

getting very adventurous on the swing.

she picked out this entire look. she has very strong opinions on what she will wear.

fro yo. worst word ever huh?

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