Things That Make Me Say Hmmm... - YUMMommy

Things That Make Me Say Hmmm...

Can't believe I haven't done one of these since last year!!  I probably have a list a mile long of things that have left me saying "Hmmm..."  I'm going to try to keep it short and sweet though.

1-No Sleep Campaign: Forget 'No New Friends.'  Drake should have made a song called 'No Sleep Friends' because that is exactly what's been going on around these parts.  Moo and JJ have officially launched a No Sleep campaign against me.  Moo is beyond the napping stage and I've cut out JJ taking naps in the evenings.  However, when it's time to go to bed neither are tired.

And when I do finally get them to go to sleep, one of them wakes up a hour or two later.  Then, of course the other one senses that we are up and decides to get up too.  Now I will say that Moo is good about falling back to sleep once she sees that it's still too early to be up.  Y'all if you didn't know, I'm about my sleep!  For real, I don't do well when I'm running on E.  Pray for me that these kiddies will get it together.

2-Ghost Neighbors:  So, it seems like the apartment next to us has officially been leased out.  The problem is that I have yet to see my neighbors.  I mean I hear them over because they are LOUD!  But for some reason, they don't use the front door.  And I don't use our back door.  I've caught a glimpse of what I thought was his lady friend and thought she lived there with him, but I was mistaken because I haven't seen the mystery woman since that one day.

And speaking of my ghost neighbor(s), they tried to jack us for our trash and recycling cans!  No boo.  You just moved in and you already done tried it.  There is no free trash collection here in the Queen City.  We're paying almost $20 a month for the city to empty those cans.  And they had the nerve to chuck their beer bottles and stuff in my trash can.  Like first off, glass and aluminium go in the recycling can.  Secondly, you can't put anything in my trash can without asking.  Let's hope this doesn't become a repeat habit.

3-Finding Jesus:  Did y'all see the season finale of Kris Jenner's talk show?  I almost missed it too because one I didn't even know I could catch her show.  And two, I thought it hadn't even premiered yet.  I was way off.  Anyways, Kanye West was her guest and of course he debuted a picture of North.  She's a cutie.

But then he said that becoming a father made him want to "do more of God's work."  Now, I'm not sure how these celebrities define doing God's work, but I do know that some of them should start by finding Jesus first!  Kanye West has done some very questionable and not so Christ-like things over these past few years. The prime example being getting his girlfriend pregnant while she was still MARRIED!!  So, I hope that he is serious about getting his life right.

If you say you're going to do something for God or turn your life around then you need to follow through.  I hope he wasn't just saying all that stuff to just say it.  I think it would be great if he could be a role model for North on how we as Christians need to carry ourselves.  I know Kanye made that song 'Jesus Walks' but we all know that song is not a gospel track.  I never took him to be a person to be serious about religion, but he talked a good while about Jesus on Kris' show.  I guess time will tell.

4-Disney:  Moo is all about anything related to the Disney princesses.  It's no surprise that Princess Jasmine and Princess Tiana are her favorites.  They do look the most like her after all.  The problem is that Princess Jasmine and Princess Tiana don't appear to be favorites of Disney.  And Moo has been noticing that.  We have a Disney princess storybook and Tiana only has one story while the other princesses have at least three.

We got her the Princess Pet app on the iPad and guess which princesses didn't have pets?  Tiana and Jasmine.  Spotted a Disney princesses backpack in Walmart and guess what?  Tiana and Jasmine were missing again.  What good does it do to add diversity when you're not going to include the diversity in all of your products?  I just feel like Disney could do a better job and incorporating Jasmine and Tiana into more of their Disney Princesses merchandise.

Girls of color need to see characters that look like them.  And it's not just Disney who could improve on this.  How many books have or backpacks have you seen with Barbie's African American friend, Nikki?  I have seen none. Zip. Zero.  We're living in a melting pot.  It's time for these companies to quit their separate but equal ways behind them.


Anything have you saying hmmm... these days?


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14 comments

  1. This was hilarious LOL. One of my neighbors actually jacked my trashcan too, who does that!? But what the heck at you guys having to pay to have your trash taken out... I thought that was the city govt job to pay them? :/

    Does your daughter like Doc McStuffins? I know she's really popular right now. That's really sad that Jasmine and Tiana didn't have pets on that app, I would honestly make a complaint. That shouldn't even be an issue in 2013 but with all the craziness that's been going on lately, I'm starting to realizing that the time we are in doesn't mean much at all smh.

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    1. Yes, she loves Doc McStuffins. We're getting her some stuff for Christmas. I don't even know why I was surprised about the lack of stuff for Tiana and Jasmine because Sofia was suppose to be their first Hispanic princess and we see how that turned out!

      Yea, I thought that trash pickup would be something covered by taxes but it's not. They tack on the fee to your water bill here.

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  2. I have been on a no sleep campaign myself and they are sick so that campaign is taking donations for a sleep bank. Ghost neighbors huh I hope they stay ghost and keep their foolishness to themselves.

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    1. Yea, I hope they keep their foolishness to themselves too because I've had it with the crazy neighbors thing. It's just ridiculous for them to think that we wouldn't take our trash and recycling cans back. Thank goodness we don't have any outdoor outlets because they probably would have been trying to jack electricity too! SMH.

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  3. I hated the lack of diversity when my kids were little. Sad part is that doesn't get better as we get older.... I just contacted Hallmark TV about the lack of people of color in their movies. Drives me nuts.

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    1. Yes, Hallmark very rarely has any kind of diversity in their TV movies. It's sad because Disney went through all the hoopla of creating a Black princess, but then they don't include her in a lot of their merchandising outside of dolls.

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  4. My little has been pulling the no sleep campaign against me as well. I'm starting to think our children are somehow communicating with each other. It's got to be some sort of conspiracy ;)

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    1. It must be. Idk how much longer I can last though.

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  5. I would not hesitate to let my neighbors know that they can no longer put trash in your trash can. Except if they're "ghost neighbors" I don't know how simple that would be.

    I totally agree about the diversity! They always have Cinderella, Belle, and Aurora on EVERYTHING! I absolutely love Jasmine and I always get disappointed when you can't really find products with her on them. We should all write a letter to Disney and see if we can make a difference. :)

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    1. I'm definitely writing a letter to Disney. Have to start somewhere.

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  6. Ugh, neighbors! Our neighbors' dog chewed up our outside lighting system cords and the husband, an electrician, supposedly fixed it. BOOTLEG. Our system (and our relationship with our neighbors) hasn't been the same since. I WISH THEY WOULD try to put something in our trashcan!!

    Oh, and the Disney princess thing kinda bothers me, too. I truly think this will change in our lifetime. It's changing now -- slowly but surely.

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    1. Idk how he figured he could bootleg fix your lighting system after his dog was the one that messed up. He should replaced it properly instead cutting corners. SMH. And change is happening, but I wish these companies would stop taking one step forward then two steps back.

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  7. No sleep over here... I didn't catch the Jenner show. Not sure if it aired by me.

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    1. Honestly, I wouldn't have known it was airing in my viewing area if I hadn't been flipping through the channels after I saw people tweeting about it.

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