Fun with Failure.

What a nice way to live: “Failure can be fun.” That’s what I tell the kids while inside of my head I am totally annoyed because I hate wasting time but mom, it wasn’t wasted time because we had so much fun doing it and damn it the┬áTeenager is smarter than me.

I mentioned┬áthat we bought some wooden forks for Babystar’s first birthday with the hopes of decorating them. The plan was to dip them in paint so the ends were navy, light pink, or gold. We had that little theme going on.

So we did it. We are geniuses. Look how cool they are.





Guess what happened? Some of you smart people know already. We were not smart.




Yep. Just kidding. We are not geniuses. The paint pooled at the bottom and stuck to the paper. Whoops. We had the forks drying on an incline, but we really should have had them on a clothesline with a drop cloth underneath. I don’t have that kind of space in my house. Or my life.

I bought some stuff recently, though. Some boring stuff that’s not worth a post but still needs to be added to Babystar’s ever-growing bottom line.

  • giant pack of wipes from Costco: $19.99
  • box of Seventh Gen diapers (used Babies R Us points): $13.04
  • 3-pack of MAM pacifiers to replace the ones she keeps losing: $7.49
  • Baby Orajel and Motrin: $16.98
  • Smart Bottoms Monster Mash wet bag from Abby’s Lane: $20.14

Ok, that last one isn’t boring. I broke my ‘no-phones-during-dinner’ rule while out on a rare date with my husband to try to score an exclusive diaper. I got the wet bag but the diaper disappeared from my online shopping cart at check-out. Bummer. Look at this pretty print.