So, first of all, Michelle at Semblance of Sanity is doing more good for some wonderful children. Check out her latest and greatest here. Warning, it is emotional and may make you sad, but prayers are definitely needed. So go visit. NOW. Then come back.
And then, of course, some Betty stuff, which has become my fourth child. If you have been reading along these past eight months, and like what you've seen over at Betty, you can take a quick survey and be entered to win a NINTENDO DS. Did I mention the DS comes with SIX GAMES?!?!?!?
It's really simple. Just go here to answer this quick and easy survey. And yeah, when you do, tell them how much you LOVE Betty's Lit Lounge and Just Another Manic Mommy, and the Parenting section. I will FOREVER, FOREVER, FOREVER be in your debt!
And here's another new feature they just added. You can rate the articles you read and give them STARS. So like let's say you read about how I think Vicky Can Keep her Secrets. If you like what you read (or didn't), then you can rank the article by clicking on the stars at the bottom, but be careful because those stars are sensitive little bastards and they click at the quickest touch of a mouse.
Or you can also go to the article about the kind of dog I think Obama should get. As you read it, you'll see I wasn't thrilled with this particular assignment. Although I totally LOVE his tactic for getting a dog, and it's one I employ in my own home. I tell my children the same thing every day:
"I'll get you a dog when I become president of the United States of America."
Obama may have won the presidency but he lost the puppy war for sure. Read the whole thing here: How Much Is That Doggy In The White House?
And lastly, I'm getting my hair cut on Friday. I told Mr. Manic tonight that I was thinking of getting bangs, and I showed everyone a picture I cut out of Katie Holmes from a while ago, when her hair was a bit longer.
Diva said, "Ewwww, that's like Katie HOMELY!"
Mr. Manic said, "Are you thinking like how you had your hair in COLLEGE?"
I kinda shrugged and said, "Well, wouldn't it make me look YOUNGER?"
The boys really didn't say anything, they just kept eating their grilled cheese sammiches and tomato soup. (Yep, can you believe it? I DID COOK TONIGHT!)
Finally, after some silent contemplation about a potential new hairdo for me, Mr. Manic said:
"Why don't you just leave well enough alone."