10 July, 2007

Pulling a Britney

Well, we are officially horrid parents, I'm sure. Went to church on Sunday and realized AFTER we got there that the base of the Little Goat's car seat was only sitting in the car, it wasn't actually attached. Yes, we felt horrible. No, it won't happen again. Hopefully. We sure weren't intentionally stealing a page from the Britney Spears Book of Modern Parenting.

In other news, she now weighs roughly 8 lbs: when we took her to the Dr. last Thursday, she had gained 10 ounces in a six days! She's already grown more than an inch too. My deduction? Bigger baby = bigger poop = UGH!

So Grama is visiting (Grampa stayed home this time but will be out in September; Nana and Papa will be out next week) and we decided to try out the restaurant in town. They don't have a menu per se, but usually offer five different choices of 'entree.' One of Sundays entrees was Chop Suey. For your convenience, I'll offer Miriam-Webster's definition of Chop Suey, which is as follows: "a dish prepared chiefly from bean sprouts, bamboo shoots, water chestnuts, onions, mushrooms, and meat or fish and served with rice and soy sauce."

However, seeing as we're up here in Northern Maine where apparently that definition got a little lost in translation, I should warn you that Chop Suey - Northern Maine-style - consists of ziti and rigatoni pasta cooked with stewed tomatoes and hamburg. Yes, hamburg. There's no 'er' on the end of that either. It's not hamburger (as in most of the normal free world), it's HAMBURG.

Some day, the Husband and I will compile a longer list of the strange word-isms that Northern Mainers have come up with. Some of them are truly asinine. In the meantime, I have a sleeping Little Goat on my lap so I should put her in her crib and try to get some things done around here.

6 comments:

Brenda said...

http://theoneswiththebaby.blogspot.com/2007/03/not-winning-mother-of-year.html

Don't feel bad. We all do it.

Beck said...

I think every new mom has a story like that. EVERY. SINGLE. MOM.

Beth said...

Yeah. I had the base buckled in, and the carseat snapped to the base, but I didn't have the BABY buckled in. Luckily we only went from my mom's house to my house - about 2 streets away. But STILL!

Karen said...

oh, I thought maybe you were pregnany again! That also happens to lots of people. The car seat thing is probably much better...my friend just came back from northern northern eastern Maine...the stories she tells! I've never known what Chop Suey was til now, but Hamburg sounds familiar, maybe from my ancestors from the Eastern shore of VA.

bubandpie said...

Yup. The unbuckled baby is a rite of passage. A friend of mine was horrified when she did it with her second baby, and when I reassured her that I had done the same thing myself, she mused, "I guess it's one of those things that everybody does once."

I just stared at her. "No," I said at last, "I've done it two or three times with each baby!"

erin k said...

As long as you don't shave your head...

mmmm....hamburg.