Archive for March, 2010

Pottery Barn Kids Anywhere Chair

Monday, March 29th, 2010

My little munchkin is growing up!!

Lately, nothing has made her happier than getting to sit on the couch or chair like a “big girl”.  So I thought, I bet she would love her own chair!

After some online research and determining the $50 options from the likes of amazon.com, target, jcpenny etc had terrible quality reviews, we opted to check out the Pottery Barn Kids Anywhere Chair.  This definitely falls into the “spurge” category at $140, but the chair is sooo cute, large enough to fit her for years to come, and so light we can pick it up via its little handle and put it in any room.

And best of all, her face lights up like a Christmas tree every time she sees her chair. She dives into it like they are old friends, bringing books, blocks and other toys in the chair to join her.

I still call her my little baby, but she really isn’t any more.    My mom always warned me not to wish my life away as it all goes so quickly, but I don’t think I could truly appreciate that advise until I became a mommy… Love you munchkie!

Youth in Revolt by C. D. Payne

Sunday, March 21st, 2010

Youth in Revolt took me a while to get through.  I suppose had I read the jacket of the physical book, and realized this was “absurdist fiction” perhaps my expectations would have been appropriately set.   Being that I read this on the Kindle, I did not realize this small but very relevant fact.

There were laugh out loud moments, many of them.  But there were also many moments that were too over the top for my taste.  Being told from the perspective of a 14 year old boy didn’t help.

I won’t be reading the rest of the books told from Nick Twisp’s perspective, but I do appreciate how clever the author was in his creation.