Stories & Such

From a mother of three to you.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

More Questions From Alex That I Just Can't Answer

"Mommy, how long do kitties live?"

"Kitties can live for 20 years."

"How long is that?"

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Alex Ander Russell

So, for a couple of years now we've been trying to convince Alex that his full name is Alexander Russell. But every time we say that he says, "I'm not Alexander, I'm Alex."

Today, Alex got his Go, Diego Go Halloween costume. He put it on and started running around the house shouting, "I'm Diego Ander Russell!"

Paul and I almost wet ourselves laughing. Now we have to figure out how we're going to break it to him that his middle name is actually John. Wish us luck!


Saturday, September 08, 2007

Conversations With My 4 Year Old

"Mommy, how long until we're home?"

"17 minutes"

"How long is that?"

Open Letter To Peapod and Stop & Shop

I'm not as ecocentric as my husband but...I did send this letter off to Peapod Customer Care (Peapod is Stop & Shops home grocery delivery program)

Dear Peapod Customer Care:

I just received my most recent Peapod order and I am astounded at how many bags it came in. The 48 items I received came in no less than 29 bags.

I would say at least half of my bags came with only 1 item in them. Doesn't this overuse of bags cost you money? I know it costs the environment. Plus, my food is lonely. The 2 dozen eggs I ordered really would have liked to ride together, instead of being not only separately bagged, but double bagged. (Structurally speaking putting the two together would have been safer for the eggs than putting them in two separate bags.) My container of Skippy is not so important that it cannot ride along with my parmesan cheese; it may even have enjoyed being accompanied by my two small containers of grape jelly, seeing as they'll be spending so much time together in the future. While my Pringles definitely would not appreciate riding along with my chicken breasts, I bet it could have been convinced to slip into the bag containing my Smartfood popcorn; generally speaking I believe the snack foods tend to get along.

Anyway, all I'm trying to say is, fill the bag. Please. I don't have to carry it from the store to my car and from my car to the house. My delivery guys is pretty strong looking, and I'm thinking he can handle the extra weight per bag ratio I'm suggesting. You can ask him, I bet he won't mind.

Thank you,

Christine Russell

P.S. A bag recycling program wouldn't be a bad idea either. I'd be happy to give you all 29 bags back if you wanted to refill them again. You're coming to my house anyway. It saves me from dealing with them. It saves you the money. And it saves the environment. What more could you ask for?

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Russell Babies By The Month