A TV reporter's stunt left her up a creek yesterday. Michelle Kosinski, covering the New Jersey floods for NBC's "Today" show, appeared on a Wayne street in a canoe. She even complained, "It's really tough to control a canoe or a boat when you're out in it." But then two men walked in front of Kosinski, in water that was only ankle deep. Back in the studio, hosts Matt Lauer and Katie Couric cracked up. "Are these holy men, perhaps walking on top of the water?" Lauer gibed. "Gee, is your oar hitting ground, Michelle?" inquired Couric.
Okay, this little story has to be worth at least a chuckle... A few years ago I took one of my daycare kids, 5-year-old Ke'Ajea, to the pet store. They keep a talking bird near the front door. As we walked by, the bird was squawking but I wasn't really paying attention. When we got out of earshot of the avian loudmouth, Ke'Ajea looks at me all serious and concerned..."Miss Sarah, that bird just called me a cracker!"
Baby food meat smells like ASS. It has to be in the top three of worst smells, which is why this is really good news. Researchers are trying to debunk the traditional first-food "myths", yes that's what they call the schedule your pediatrician gave you, a myth. It makes sense though. Rice cereal is considered the best first-food but, thanks to South Beach, we all know what white rice does in your body; you may as well eat sugar. They are also saying you should go ahead and feed them strong flavors. Bring on the hummus!
One of the joys of motherhood is trying to use a public restroom with your baby, without a stroller. Yesterday, my sister and I took the girls and drove up to Columbus to our cousin's wedding reception. I stopped at a rest area to change Kenai. After I changed her, I needed to use the restroom so, instead of taking her back out to the car, I held her on my lap. She's sitting on my left leg...and she spits up...straight into my underwear. Oh sure, I remembered to bring a spare shirt for myself in case of spitup but NEVER thought to bring a change of panties. After Emily heard this story and then spent 2 1/2 hours halfway between the front and back seats trying to get the screaming baby to sleep, she may have decided not to have children after all.