Sunday, September 5, 2010

Unsolved Mysteries

Here are a few more things I will never understand (let's hope the crazies don't come out of the woodwork like they did with my maternity mysteries post!)

1. Boot camp at my gym--the trainers are pimping this thing like crazy. There is advertising all of my gym and all the workers are wearing camo to try to get people to sign up. This makes no sense to me. Working out is tough enough--who wants to drag tires across a field and have someone screaming in your face while you drop and give them 20 push-ups? I think I'll stick to my barbell class.

2. Huggies Denim diapers. Apparently, these are flying off the shelves. They are not really denim but they are made to look like it. What's the point? I am a Huggies snob but I would never splurge on cutesy diapers. Along the same lines, I force Ryan to wear Sammie's old princess pull-ups just to save money on buying a new pack of boy ones.

3. Dads who go berserk at kids' soccer games. I have a dear friend whose husband falls into this category and I'm not saying there is anything wrong with it, I just don't understand how these people have the energy to care that much. These kids are 5 and 6. I'm just lucky to get to the games with all four kids before half time and I'm too busy talking to friends to even notice what the score is.

4. Toe Shoes or whatever the heck they are called. Have you seen these? I saw a dude running in them and thought he was wearing socks. I also see people wearing them at the gym. Apparently they are sold out at REI across the country. People will buy anything. Feel free to comment and tell me how comfortable they are. I still would never wear them.

5. The Kardashians. I still have no idea how or why these girls are famous. Do they act? Are they rich? I honestly don't get it. Someone enlighten me.

6. My UPS guy's brilliant way to "hide" packages. He does this every time. Dude--you aren't fooling anyone. My mat is see-through.

7. Pool breaks--I know summer is over but why does just about every swimming pool have a pool break every hour and make all the kids get out for 10 minutes? I don't get it.

8. This child's penchant for nakedness. I constantly find him walking around completely naked after I've taken the time to get him dressed for the day. He looks at me and simply says, "I get naked."


Janet Dillon Robinson said...

I hear ya! Why the heck they came out with those denim huggies is beyond me. I think they're awful, lol. And why the Kardashians are famous beats me.

shelby said...

I hate the denim diapers too! Not only would I not buy them...but the comercial for the m drives me insane! I love the UPS guy...hilarious!

Jill said...

I think the denim diapers are ridiculous! People still throw away dirty diapers right? Maybe they're for the white trash set who let their kids wander around in public in just a diaper.

I don't understand crazy sports dads either, especially at a young age like's not like the kids even know what they're doing.

Those toe shoes look like monkey feet to me.

I'm clueless about the Kardashians as well.

Perhaps your UPS guy is just trying to make an effort. It's rather sweet really.

I'm baffled by the nakedness plan, but maybe if I had a cute butt like that I'd be more likely to show it off too.

Liz said...

Quinn used to wear pink swim diapers....

I HATE overzealous sport parents. I know one. I have a great story to tell you about him blessing his little boy in church.

As for the denim diapers, I do like their slogan. "The coolest you'll ever look pooping your pants"

j3and12002 said...

I think that the commercials for the denim diapers are so funny that I almost want to buy them, and I don't have a kid in diapers. They do confuse me, are they supposed to replace pants?

Anytime a Kardashian is on TV Jared asks my why they are famous, and I don't know-I'm glad I'm not the only one who doesn't understand!

My UPS guy doesn't even try to hide the packages, I think he is mad at me for having to hike up my driveway -sometimes twice a day. Gotta love online shopping!

The Mostess said...

Ew! Ew! Ew! I freakin' hate those ugly denim diapers. One of my baby pet peeves--bows aside--is babies in shirts, diapers, and socks and shoes. PUT SOME PANTS ON THE KID!!! Now that they make these stupid "designer" diapers, I see all these pantless kids running around showing off their wares. Gag.

Okay--the Kardashians--I don't watch their show regularly, but on the rare occasion that I do, I must say they make good TV. I keep thinking how free they must feel--their parents don't care if they make sex tapes, get knocked up, get DUI's, or swear a ton--they love them all the same. I kind of wish my parents had zero expectations for me like those skanks.

My friend Inger and I were just talking about those ugly toe shoes, too--we don't get it, either.

I give the UPS guy some credit--he's trying.

Alyse Burt said...

I bought a bootcamp DVD to use in my living room, thought I would die after 3 minutes, turned it off after 30!

I saw those shoes at REI the other day, they look crazy! My friend said she tried them on, and they felt awesome, but were so weird she would be too embarassed to wear them!

Why are the Kardashians famous? Although one of them has pretty curls in her hair I wish I could replicate!


Wow. Funny stuff. Good to have you back Brookie. Denim diapers--we received some as a gift--LOVED them! I felt surprisingly cutesie and snobby. The diapers are gone though and so are my feelings of fleeting. That UPS package thing almost made me fall off my chair.


Oh and the Kardashians are pretty and drama ridden with good publicists, that's it.

Carolyn said...

I took my dad to TOSH the other day and his doctor came in wearing those toe shoes. I had never seen them and had to outright laugh (embarrassing myself in the process). They look RIDICULOUS!!! But the doctor's comment to me after I laughed was "I know they look silly but they are the best things when you are on your feet all day." - Okay mister! Not worth it in my book!

Jen (and her men) said...

I taught sharing time yesterday. When I asked one of the jr primary kids how she can be modest, she replied, "take all my clothes off." Um, yeah.

Elizabeth said...

1.According to the stats there are many more injuries from Boot camp gym as opposed to normal gym. Go figure - carrying 26 tyres thru a trench may not be the best way to get your heart rate up.
2.So pleased I never have to 'blow the wad' on nappies can concentrate on blowing the wad on size 9 men's shoes.
3.Our Cricket Club hands out lollipops to all parents to help them KEEP THEIR MOUTHS SHUT. The world is in a sorry state when it comes to this.
4. Yuck yuck and yuck.
5. I was really hoping you could explain the fascination with the K's to me!
6. At least he delivers to your door (I guess).
7. Are they bombing it with chlorine (in the break) to neutralise all the weeing?
8. When you look that cute its good to "I get naked".
Sorry (but not really ) for the ridiculously long comment.

alexandra said...

I love the naked thing. My kids do that, too, but they don't bother to explain themselves. They act like I am the unreasonable one.

Denim diapers? I have never heard of them.

As for the toe shoes, my husband listened to a podcast about this. A man did research on this tribe of Indians in Mexico who run barefoot but can sustain their runs for incredible lengths of time. Apparently running shoes are designed all wrong, according to this man's research based on the Indian running tribe, and the best design for support and preventing injury is the toe-glove shoe. So there you have that. Mystery solved.

alexandra said...

Also, though the denim diapers are dumb, I sure wish I had invented them

Ashley said...

Max does the same naked thing. It drives me crazy because he is trying to potty train himself. You do the math.

The UPS packages are the funniest.

Who buys diapers anywhere besides Costco (once they hit size 2) and you know Costco ain't carrying the denim.

Those shoes are starting to be big and they are heinous. HEINOUS!

Linda said...

Bet you wish you'd had one of those snazzy denim dipes today when Buster blew out of his clothes at the restaurant and he had to go home in only a diaper. . .

Linde said...

Yea, the naked thing...I believe it is the age. Jacob loves to run around like that after his bath. Funny what they do.

jenafeldman said...

I loved the "toe shoes"--All the ladies here in NY are sold on them. The craze really started with the book Born To Run (which is about the Indians--we read it for book club last year and I thought it was crazy.) All about "barefoot running". I am with you--I didn't drink the koolaid--no "barefoot running" shoes for me! (BTW--I am a friend of Laura Barlow who lived out here...who hooked me on your sister Ashley's blog...and I think you are hilarious!)

The DeVito's said...

I think the denim huggies are cute. I'd never buy them, I'm too cheap, but I'm with whoever said they felt snobby with them, that's how I'd feel.

The Ks make GREAT tv. I'm a reality junkie and theirs is the top of the junk list. Like Mostess said, I sometimes wish I didn't have high expectations to live up to!

Bella, my 2yo stays, gets naked as soon as she comes in the door from being gone. She HATES clothes! I will say, with potty training it makes it easier!

Em said...

Those toe shoes only serve to make me feel sorry for the poor idiots who buy them. Why don't I have the connections (and the creativity...and the lack of a moral compass) to produce a product that fools thousands into bringing me unspeakable wealth? Something is wrong with my life.

And the Kardashians...I have recently learned that the name is KarDASHian after calling them KaSHARDian for months and months. That's how important they are to me.