...your daughter picks a daily fight with you over her shoes? Her old pair of tennis shoes are PINK. Her new pair of tennis shoes are WHITE. (With a pink stripe.) I think they are cute, but they are not PINK, which is the Princess' favorite color, the fact of which we are reminded multiple times a day. "This one is PINK so it's my FAVORITE." Fine then. But the old pair are TOO SMALL. So I force her into the white ones, but it takes her a looong time to get over it. I mean, she can still be pouting in the car when we've arrived at wherever we were going. So would you 1) continue to force her to wear the white shoes until they grow out or 2) go buy her some pink shoes and skip the fights? Relevant information: these shoes are from Payless, not Nordstrom. I like buying shoes. I like the pink shoes better too. I am also constantly berating myself for being Too Indulgent.
...you have gained something like five or six pounds since your last OB appointment, and that's WITH two separate bouts of Upset Stomach? This morning I resolved to Eat Better. This morning I resolved to kick my newfound PopTart habit. This morning I recalled my sucessful encounters with low carb eating. Then I took Molly out during preschool and split a container of doughnut holes. Would you 1) keep trying? Even though "trying" at this point looks like "thinking about it"? Or would you say, "Screw it, Society! Am pregnant! Where is my damn ice cream!" Relevant Information: I only gained ONE pound at my previous appointment, so perhaps I am just Catching Up.
...you had a carpet hole in the middle of your living room? We are probably going to cover it up with an area rug, once we make the effort to FIND an area rug (right now there's scrap carpet filling it in - very attractive!) But Phillip would like to recarpet the entire floor, except for the dining room where he would put hardwoods. I am wondering if we should put hardwoods in everywhere. SOME DAY. We can't afford either option right now. I am inclined towards carpet, because it's soft on my feet and vacuuming hasn't felt as dreadful as dustmopping/sweeping/washing the [much smaller area of] floor I used to have in my townhouse. It IS prettier. So if money were no object... Relevant Information: the living room is Large, with super high ceilings and a wall of windows. It might be sort of... echoey? Maybe?
...your living room had pale yellow walls and brown carpet (though you can tell we are not attached to the carpet) and white trim and had plans for installing a dark gray sofa, a shiny black piano, and some sort of colorful area rug AAAAND, your kitchen was all white/aqua/cherry red? Is it me, or do these color schemes not really go together? In between the kitchen and the living room is a dining room, currently a shade of beigey pink (THAT HAS TO GO) with cherry furniture. I have no idea how to make sure not EVERY room in my house is its own World of Color. Thoughts on colors? I should probably post pictures, I know. Relevant Information: we will probably move one of the red couches into the room directly off the kitchen, so I'd like to keep the red. Also because I bought this clock today and I love it.
...you kept your daughter up all day, as an EXPERIMENT, and now she is crabby and whiny and won't eat her dinner or any other dinner you can think of and it's only FIVE THIRTY? Relevant Information: Experiment Fail.