After several attempts on my part to revive this blog, I have decided to move on. I have loved A Shot In The Dark, but I need a fresh start. I will be keeping all of my old posts here for your enjoyment, but you will no longer see updates at this address. Rather than hyperlinking my new blog here, I ask that you e-mail me instead at emily espressoshot at gmail dot com for the new address. I hope some of you will choose to follow me on my new journey, which really won’t be a mommy blog, but also won’t be just a “funny story about my life” blog.
I don’t agree with your parenting choices. Now let me explain how you should raise your own children.4 Nov
Originally posted on The Matt Walsh Blog:
There are seven billion people in the world. How many of them are children? I don’t know, let’s ballpark it at around two billion. Just for argument’s sake, can we say there are two billion children in the world?
Good, OK. Alright, what’s the average child-per-parent ratio in America these days? I think it’s less than one (always a sign of a thriving civilization), but I’ll be generous and call it two. So, Average Parent in America, out of all the children in the entire world, what percentage have you personally parented? Consider every unique, individual, distinct child. Consider the infinite multitude of environmental, biological, psychological, spiritual, cultural and educational factors that went into crafting their specific and particular identities. Contemplate the human mind; its mysterious nature, its immeasurable complexity. Now consider the fact that every child has one of these minds all to its own. Think about human personality…
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I write one post, post a video of my child walking, and then nothing again until now. If you’re not reading this, I don’t blame you.
What happened to me? I can’t say I really know. I lost my bloggy passion. Once my blog became about being a mom-blog, I lost my enjoyment. Once upon a time my writing was for me, then it became about trying to review things and get attention.
Ok. admittedly, my blog is still about getting attention, but at least I am honest.
I’m here, and I’m back. I don’t want to be another cloth diaper blogger, or beauty blogger, or mommy blogger with A Shot In The Dark. I will go back to it’s original intent, writing about my musings, my life, and things I find funny. You will see me discuss my family frequently, as toddlers are highly entertaining. Oh, yeah, I am a stay at home mom… so my day kind of revolves around housewifery, yes?
My life isn’t interesting, or extraordinary. I am not insanely clever or funny, but I am bright, spunky, and slightly entertaining. I still make funny faces, and now I am parenting a child that is short, blond, and makes funny faces from time to time. Let us entertain you.
I feel as if I am dusting off my poor, neglected blog for the first time in ages. I didn’t mean to abandon A Shot In The Dark, but having a mobile, one year old baby has been busy. Rather than fill the next several days with newsy, wordy post after newsy, wordy post, I to update you quickly and concisely through micro-blogging and photos. Hooray!
So, first milestone: Alex started walking in October. That’s right, he began walking before he even hit ten months of age. Maybe some of this cuteness will make up for my lack of consistent blogging?
Alex. walking. Nuts.
So folks, I’m finally going to try making my own laundry detergent. Several weeks ago I was sent 10 bars of Ivory soap as a gift for my review in May. I have run out of my stockpile of detergent and Scott has our car today. I have a ton if laundry to do. I have all of the right ingredients at my disposal, so I set to work. I used:
2 Cups Arm & Hammer Washing Soda (not to be confused with baking soda)
2 Cups of Borax
1 Bar of Ivory Soap
I took the Ivory soap and melted it in the microwave. From there, I crumbled the bar into shavings– this is MUCH easier than grating the bar of soap with a cheese grater. I layered washing soda/soap/Borax in a shoebox and mixed everything up.
I don’t plan to use this concoction on Alexander’s cloth diapers. I have read in too many places that soap leaves a residue on synthetic diapers found in pocket diapers. However, I think the detergent will work fine for most of our other laundry. If I don’t find it as effective as I desire, I’ll add a cup of Sun Oxy from Dollar Tree to the mixture.
Do any of you make your own laundry detergent?
Nablowrimo… What’s that?
Oh yeah, I was going to write everyday this month, wasn’t I?
What happened, you may be asking… Is a sick baby and a family wedding good enough excuse for my blogging responsibilities to lapse? Here am I, writing again.
Now, I need to go clean house. I promise to come back with real content tomorrow.