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  • Ann, I’m laughing out loud at the miles of rolled gauze and the Today sponges. Lord, those things were sometimes hard to find when you wanted ’em.
    Thanks for making my day jolly. I needed that.

  • The last time I heard the ol’ sponge mentioned was on the Seinfeld show.
    I said it then, and I say it now: ew!
    xo Kay

  • I know Elaine would want them whether they expired or not. Ah, to be sponge-worthy!!

  • Any tips on how to keep a toddler out of the dishwasher, then? Or should I just give in and put him on the china/crystal cycle?

  • When I was in college, I earned my spending cash by babysitting for infants. One mom once said to me “you spend so long trying not to get pregnant that you don’t realize how hard it is to get pregnant when you want to.” At 19, this sentence didn’t make much sense to me. 10 years later, I think I get it.

  • Sarah–My sister just told me about a woman she heard about who had four small children, and she would stand them up in the washing machine for their baths. How brilliant is that? “Hold on, honey, it’s time for the spin cycle.” Makes the bleach application a lot easier, you know?

  • Ah, the days of Today sponge yore…I had to stop using them when I realized I had the exact same odds of getting pregnant on the sponge as I did of winning a small California lottery. I couldn’t see using the same odds AGAINST getting pregnant and FOR winning money. Too much to ask of the universe!

  • Tactics. Exactly. And why is it that *flawless* logic never persuades them of anything?

  • Sarah–I have an Irrational Fear of my toddler impaling herself on the cutlery rack. Ann–I can see how a skateboard might exacerbate that worry just a bit. Feel better!

  • “Executing a family”……… I laughed so hard I almost spit my Diet Coke all over my computater!

  • ah, I too immediately had the words “sponge-worthy” pop into my head. Elaine would definitely be after those.

  • <3 hand towel love <3
    I am crazy about hand-knitted hand towels! (see my blog, http://3sleeves.blogspot.com/2007/10/knitted-hand-towels.html for the proof. I wish I had some cotton chenille in the cupboard. However, just yesterday a friend was showing me a chenille scarf that she knitted many years ago, and it was not pretty. Chenille now scares me. Does the cotton, or the stitching keep it from worming?

  • <3 hand towel love <3
    I am crazy about hand-knitted hand towels! (see my blog, http://3sleeves.blogspot.com/2007/10/knitted-hand-towels.html for the proof. I wish I had some cotton chenille in the cupboard. However, just yesterday a friend was showing me a chenille scarf that she knitted many years ago, and it was not pretty. Chenille now scares me. Does the cotton, or the stitching keep it from worming?

  • The sponges as Christmas ornaments? Little wreaths? You could spray paint them green and glue gold painted birth control pills to them. It’s a whole new area of craft activity. Consider the possibilities: IUD earrings, sachets made of condoms filled with herbs, and then there’s always the waterproof doll yarmulke.

  • mmmm…the chenille handtowel looks luxe. I must make a warshcloth like that.