Friday, September 10, 2010

Having "The Talk" With A 3 Year Old

No..... not that "talk". The other "talk".

You know the one. The "talk" where you have to break the news to her that Blankie can't come to preschool. Yeah, that talk. She did take it pretty good though. She starts preschool on Monday and is very excited about it.

Later that afternoon, I heard her talking in the living room. I snuck in and there she was sitting on the couch with Blankie. She was having "the talk" with Blankie. She told Blankie that even though she loves her and wants her to do everything with her, she can't come to preschool. It's only for a few hours and when she gets home she will tell her all about it every day. Then she gave her Blankie a big hug and kiss. It was so cute!

In the meantime though, these stripper tapes are kicking my bum! I have done them 2 days in a row but today.... my chubby girl parts are screaming! If the screaming aching parts are what are getting the workout, I am happy. Those parts need to have their bums kicked into gear. The best thing though is a hot bath. The best thing to go with a hot bath? Scrubbing salts! Yvonne @ Stone Gable did an awesome post on how to make your own scrubbing salts. She is so uber cool! I mean how awesome are you when you make your own scrubbing salts?!

I did change it up a bit. Just a bit though. I mean there are only so many things that you can do with 1,852 pounds of cucumbers. I made pickles, relish, salads.... but you start to run out of ideas. Working with all those cucumbers I realized how much I love the smell of them. So.... here is one more ideas to do with cucumbers.

I followed the Stone Gable tutorial on how to make the smelling salts here. I used a vegetable oil though. Grape seed oil and olive oil have a smell that I didn't want to incorporate into my salts. I made an infused oil to use.

In a small pan add the oil, one sliced cucumber and 5 mint leaves. Bring to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes. Strain the oil to remove the cucumber, seeds and mint leaves. Let the oil cool to room temp and proceed with the Stone Gable tutorial. I also omitted the food coloring as the cucumber/mint infused oil will turn the salts a pale green. It is pure heaven! Although Yvonne's scents are also incredible too. I can't decide which I like more!

Hmmm.... maybe I need to go and try them both again....


Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Well bless your aching parts! Maybe you should share your "talk" with everyone because you seem to have done a great job, so cute that Bitty had a "talk" of her own! The cukes do gang up on you don't they, have a great weekend:@)

Chez Zizi said...

OMG I love the story of the blankie, how sweet. I have a good recipe for brown sugar scrubbing salts - to die for. I also have a nice recipe for bath salts (eucalyptus/mint) I love to soak in that one and it makes the bathroom (actually my upstairs) smell devine.
How are the stripper tapes, which ones did you get?

KM @ This Plate is Full said...

Well bless her little heart - that must have been the most precious thing to have listened to!!
Good luck on the work-outs...I need to do some myself so that when i put it all back on from the holidays I will be even...lolol

DustyLu said...

LOL always a pleasure to read your post! Sorry left to many comments! Your great! Have a wonderful day!~lulu

Dar said...

If that isn't the cutest thing...'the talk' with the blankie. Darling as ever. You have a special young lady there.
I have to try the sugar scrubs too, they smell so delish!

Theresa said...

Oh my gosh... I just read your last 3 posts and after I got up off of the floor from laughing about the tapes just wanted to say awwwwwww how sweet that she had 'the talk' with her blankie! ADORABLE! Then I wanted to say, you have been missed girl! I love your stories, you have the best outlook on life, cukes, kids, and now diets or rather the losing inches meal plan and career change! My life has been crazy, I have put myself into a sort of blogging time-out until I get caught up on some stuff around here. (shhhh don't tell me I'm blogging as we speak!) I just can't help myself. so as long as I don't post, it's still a time-out, right? !! Take care, have a fabulous weekend! Theresa xoxo

Cindy said...

Aw, that is so darn cute....I miss my kids being little. And yes, she is most definitely welcome to come shopping with us :) She can even bring her blankie, who expect to be introduced to.

Lori said...

How sweet is that story of little bit with her blankie!! I will have to look into those stripper DVD's ~ they sound hilarious! You sure have a way with words Maggie and know how to put a smile on this chubby girl's face! Hugs to you sweetie ~ hope you have a fabtabulous week-end! xo

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Maggie, Bitty One is the most adorable 3 year old there is! What a precious story. What a joy!!!!!
My sweet daughter who is now married still has her blankie. She had a talk to, but not with it... with her husband. Blankie was none negotiable. Her blanket is a yucky, smelly mess of rags. Her hubby calls it the "skanket". But he loves her so that he lets blankie into their bed but only on HER side.
I just love your funny and touching stories.

Thanks for the shout-out. Your scrub sounds heavenly!!!!!! What a great version. I'll try this next summer when I get a fresh crop of cukes.It just sounds so refreshing.

I'm so glad you are back and posting. You were terrible missed, my dear friend!
xo Yvonne

Jacqueline said...

Oh Maggie,
Don't children do and say the cutest things ? I love that she had to explain it to her 'blankie' !! She is going to have such fun at pre-school.
I shall now go and make your cucumber and mint scrub and look 10 years younger (wishful thinking)
P.S. Any photos of you dancing, that could be shown without censorship !! hehe XXXX

Cher' Shots said...

The 'blankie' story was adorable. One for her memory book for sure. My younger brother had an ivisible friend - a horse called Sigum' - when he started kindergarten my older brother said he would buy it from him because he had a buyer for it. So the younger brother sold it to the older brother and that was the end of it. It surprised all of us but what a good solution.

Anonymous said...


Your little one's explanation to her blankie is priceless. You've got the hot bath, the scrubs now all you need is a massage. Do your stripper work out in front of your hubby in pumps and that will be guaranteed!

Your Friend,

Theresa said...

Hello Maggie.... Just checking to see if the stripper tapes have become the latest obsession, and well, maybe I need to take a drive to see if I can get you off of that pole in your basement!!! HAAAAAA seriously, how are things going? I know for myself, I thought things would slow down a little when school started but OMG I can't seem to catch a breath!
Hope all is well, Theresa xoxo

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Such a nice story about the blankie, I used to have one, and when it was drying on the clothes line I'm told that I could be found outside under the clothes line holding my blankie! I enjoyed my visit today! If you have time please "visit" me and my fairly new blog in New England, I love company and it's always exciting to have new Followers!

Anonymous said...

Blankies are an important part of growing up. My oldest was addicted to his blankie also (I still have mine in a hope chest)...and they are hard to let go. Glad she is doing ok with it. Sorry I have been is always super wonky crazy when September starts (back to work and all the web stuff for the school district)...miss you and hope soon it will slow down! Loving our Michigan weather! so much better than that HOT summer we had! toodles! have a great weekend!

from my front porch... said...

Hey there!! Just checking in on you to make sure everything is okeedokee!

And the blankie story-hilarious and oh, so sweet!
xo, misha

Julie Johnson said...

I've missed you! Hope you and your family are well!

Anonymous said...

It's ok to post without a camera. Come back -- we're melting.

Jacqueline said...

Hi Maggie,
Just a little hello and hoping that all's OK with you and the family.
Hope to see you back in blogland soon. Lots of love. XXXX