Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Redneck Baby!

Yep, I did it. I blame Mimi for tempting me and sending me wife beaters for my kid… BUT, I dressed him in a wife beater and camo pants! Ha! Take that, Middle East! You can take the redneck out of Idaho, but you can’t take the Idaho out of the redneck!

I told Stu we should take a picture of him drinking Pepsi out of a baby bottle too. (You know what’s really sad? There was an American couple here who worked with our company that gave their 2-year-old pop on a daily basis. How sad and child abuse-y is that?)

Speaking of blatant child neglect, I watched a 20/20 documentary on the children of Appalachia last week. If you didn’t get to see it, see it. It was sad to think that while we’re sending aid to countless countries around the world, we’re letting our own people live in such dire, uneducated conditions. These kids have a dental condition known as “Mountain Dew Mouth” where they have rotten teeth because of their over consumption of Mountain Dew, which is used as a type of inexpensive anti-depressant for these people because of it higher-than-other-pop’s caffeine content. The parents give it to their toddlers and many of the kids never see a dentist or learn about proper oral hygiene. It is pathetic and so easily avoided with just a little bit of education.

Here we are worried because we know the water we drink doesn’t have fluoride in it like our tap water at home has (we drink bottled here). So we take the extra steps to brush more than once a day and floss daily. Education is everything, as always.

(Daddy's going to be mad when he sees him standing on the furniture!)

Sweet baby


  1. I saw that documentary, too, and it was horrible! I mean, what, we can't get milk to those Appalachia babies? Sad.

  2. All the K-man need's is a R-C cola and a Moon Pie, he'll be a good redneck... :-))
    Too cute!

  3. Oh, ditto to the moon pie! Yum.

    Hehe I think the outfit is awesome. Such cute pictures!!! Makes me want to squeeze this little baby I've never even seen in person!! :-)


  4. BUDDA BELLY in a wifebeater!! That's too funny!!! I just hate that name...who came up with it anyway?? Some redneck, I suppose! and yes, not only in the documentary is there a huge problem, but in most of the south, even in Ohio! It's very sad...but since we Americans are considered the world "givers" it will have to step up and hit our administration in the face for them to realize our own people need help!! Education is everything!!! Love you and miss you....talk to you later! Mimi and Papa...

  5. You haven't been to Glouster for a while, have you??? Well, Mountain Dew syndrome at it's best! I miss Arizona :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-(