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Monday, November 28, 2005

Random Monday "Momblings"

- While in New York City last week, I went to the world's largest, loudest and most obnoxious Toys R Us in Times Square. Thinking I had nothing to buy, I was content to just wander around while my friends shopped. Suddenly I saw a display featuring a "Personalized Elmo." "Great," I thought! Now I have something to get my niece. So I headed over there and talked to the woman that would program Elmo. She asked my niece's name. "McKayla," I said and then spelled it for her. She typed it in and said: "I'm sorry, but we don't have that name." She then proceeded to play Elmo's voice joyfully reciting the names that were closest: "Mahay" and "Mickey." She then looked at me in hopes that I'd purchase Elmo saying "Elmo loves Mahay" and my niece wouldn't notice that that's not her name. I was somewhat amazed that in one of the largest and most diverse cities in the world, I couldn't buy an Elmo that could say McKayla's name. Karen thinks Elmo needs to get out more.

- Tom Cruise bought an ultrasound machine. Yes, you heard me right...he and Katie have their own personal sonogram. Something about this is oh so wrong. I don't think we can act soon enough to save this child from his freak show father.

- If you are a mother with a 13-year old daughter, chances are good that much of your hair care and beauty products will eventually find their way into your child's possession. My life has come full circle. I used to hide my makeup from her because when she was two years old, she would get into it and destroy it. Now, I hide it....so that she won't get into it and....well, steal it!

- This probably isn't news for anyone else, but when kids come home from college on break, it is NOT to see their parents. Yeah, I know, duh. Maybe I'll get a brief conversation in on our way to the train station.

- If I see Britney and Kevin Slackerline on the cover of People one more time, I'm going to cancel my subscription! Are there actually people that care about these two?!

- I know I've said this before, but strollers have gotten out of hand. When will parents realize that something the size of an aircraft carrier does not belong in a crowded store or busy city sidewalk?!

18 Comments:

At 10:00 AM , Blogger Erin said...

I cannot get past the Tom Cruise thing. There is something very wrong with that...

 
At 8:42 PM , Blogger Juliabohemian said...

I am still under the belief that he was infertile. Am I imagining that? I thought he and Nicole Kidman tried to have kids and couldn't, so they adopted.

 
At 9:17 PM , Blogger kenju said...

Ultrasound? for home use? How bizarre.

My hubs still cannot get over the dact that college age kids (and beyond) do not come home to visit parents. He won't believe it!

I can't stand the sight of Britney and whomever. I pity their baby.

 
At 6:40 AM , Blogger kenju said...

Never thought I'd be back so soon, Karren, but Michele can do that to you! Have a good day.

 
At 7:24 AM , Blogger Tara said...

My daughter is just turning twelve, but she's as tall as me and has the same size feet. I'm more worried about my clothes.

 
At 10:43 AM , Blogger Marisa said...

Yeah, I would watch the clothes closet too. But warn your husband as well. My little sister is 24 and still stole a pair of socks from my dad while she was over on Thanksgiving!

 
At 1:13 PM , Blogger Zephra said...

Hi there. Thanks for your kind words on my blog. I thought I would pop over and say hi. I enjoyed reading you so much that I would like to blog roll you...if you don't mind.

 
At 3:35 PM , Blogger cmhl said...

kevin federline totally gives me the creeps. ick.

 
At 10:46 PM , Blogger Mrs. Flinger said...

I wanted one of those ultrasounds so badly. I'm such a paranoid prego lady. And I'm with the crown on Tom. Strange Strange.

 
At 12:03 PM , Blogger Chas Ravndal said...

Something fishy with the Tom and Katie. Btw, Michele sent me.

 
At 12:06 PM , Anonymous Janet said...

I'm with you on the strollers & Britney thing (did you notice the baby was either sleeping or crying in every picture?)! Hi, Michele sent me :-)

 
At 3:01 PM , Anonymous Chickadee said...

In regards to Tom Cruise...he should not have been able to buy the ultrasound machine. The only people who should be able to buy those things are hospitals and doctors, not crazy people with more money than they know what to do with. I hope he knows that frequent use of the ultrasound machine could be harmful to his unborn child.

He's going to screw both Katie and that kid up.

And speaking of screwing kids up, Britney is much too immature to have a child. I feel sorry for that little boy.

 
At 8:22 PM , Anonymous netchick said...

:) Hi Karen! Thanks for coming by my site yesterday!

I enjoyed reading your random thoughts... Those ultrasounds are a little um, odd!

 
At 6:28 AM , Blogger Aginoth said...

Tom Cruise...again...he is one odd person...scary...

Michelle sent me

 
At 12:33 PM , Blogger Weary Hag said...

I don't even want to know what they're planning to do with that ultrasound machine after the childbirth. Nope. Don't wanna know.

I loved what you said about your daughter with the make-up. How true!

 
At 5:35 AM , Blogger kenju said...

Hey, Karen, here I am for the third time on this post. Michele sent me back.

 
At 5:47 AM , Blogger ribbiticus said...

love, love, love your observations! i will add jessica simpson and nick lachey to the list of those who have had too many magazine covers.

michele sent me your way today. :)

 
At 7:36 PM , Blogger Carmi said...

You speak of pop culture frustration for us all. Thank you for making it all seem so simple and logical.

 

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