Friday, December 16, 2011

RE2011 week 2

It is week two of The Review Extravaganza 2011!!  To be reminded of the rules just go here.  And remember you get an extra point for following anyone of the lovely hosts:  MOI!  Emmy, Grumpy Grateful Mom,Mimi, Runner Mom, Em of Emilisq, Impulsive Addict, and Janette of the Johanson Journey.  Remember to link your post and not your blog.  This week it is April, May and June!!!

My favorite question in April was about Easter Eggs...or Easter Spheres!

Emmy and I got to meet fellow blogger, Glamazon in real life!! It was most awesome!

In May I got my iPhone!  I was in Geek Heaven!  My favorite question was tied directly into a gripe!

My niece had her baby shower.

In June we had not one, not two BUT THREE graduations!  It will be the only time it ever happens!

Ryan graduated from Kindergarten.  Kristin graduated from middle school. And Emily graduated from Elementary.  It was a crazy busy week for us!

My favorite question for June was about brain damage.  Is it ours or our kids?  You decide!

And last but never least we celebrated Emily's birthday!!!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

So Random

Today my blog is so random that it happened on a Thursday!  Before I get into anything totally random, I want to remind you all tomorrow is week 2 of the Review 2011 Extravaganza!  A quick refresher of the rules:  snag that button there.  Link back to all of your beautiful hosts!  ME, Mimi, Emmy, Grumpy Grateful Mom, Runner Mom, Impulsive Addict, Em of Emilisq, and Janette of Johanson Journey.  Then simply link your post--not your blog and viola!  It is that easy.  Plus it is lots of fun and there are prizes in the end!!!  You know you want to play along!

Yesterday Ryan landed on RED at school.  This meant he got sent to the principals office.  He and some other boys were playing a game of, "Attack the Booty."  Awesome.  Things got rough.  Imagine that.  Ryan said he would tell.  The other boys said they would tell and started chasing him.  This set him off on a spiral of bad behavior and landed him in the office.  We hope this does not happen again.  He's a good guy.  

Kristin has finals this week.  She has math today.  The teacher is using practical math and getting goodies at the same time.  He wanted the students to bring in a recipe and also multiply the same recipe on paper by 2 1/4.  We made chocolate chip cookies.  I know this recipe by heart.  I wrote it down for her simply for the assignment.  Well.  I made a boo-boo!  It calls for two eggs.  I wrote down ONE egg.  We doubled the recipe.  I used two eggs and not FOUR!  The cookies are still tasty good.  The texture is just a little different, but not in a bad way.  It took until they were all cooked for me to figure out my error! 

That mistake with the eggs is just one of many I make on a regular basis round the clock!  Unfortunately my family is totally used to it.  To the point, that yesterday when I was talking and saying stuff all wrong, and missing the turn to Little Middles school, she said, "Mom, you need a Diet Coke!" 

Another funny thing one of my kids said....  This one was by ready?  We had roast beef for dinner on Monday.  He asked what it was, I told him it was beef.  He said, "Wouldn't it be funny if I had a shirt that said, where's the beef?"  If I had a Diet Coke then, I would've snotted it through my nose.  I was dying!  I am now making him a t-shirt that says:  Where's the beef?  LOL  Shhhh it's for Christmas.

Remember to link up tomorrow for the Review Extravaganza!!!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Cactus Buddies

Kristin has a friend.  She met him through The Hobbit.  One day during rehearsal they were all practicing with PVC pipes as swords, and this young man was goofing around and sort of dancing.  Kristin was puzzled, and asked, "What are you doing?"  He responded with, "I'm dancing." and then added, with the pipe  held above his head with both hands, "I feel like a cactus." and proceeded to dance like like a cactus.  And the cactus buddies were born.  For a long time I didn't know his real name.  She has names for all her friends.  It's almost like Seinfeld.  His real name: Teddy.

This past Saturday, he invited her to go Christmas shopping with him.  I didn't think of whole lot of it. His mom drove them.  He bought stuff for family and he bought stuff for her.  Yes, he likes her.  And she likes him.  It's very a little scary for me.  I am thankful she has good moral standards.* They went and saw Santa Claus. 

So I see happy smiles.  I see cuteness.  And I worry. 
*I am in no way implying Teddy has no moral standards, as I really don't
know him.
What's a mom to do?

Monday, December 12, 2011

Reality vs. Are You Serious?

Kristin Sept 25, 1997

When Kristin was born, I was surrounded by help.  And I do mean surrounded.  My mom came and stayed for almost two months.  Some might say overstay...we said please don't go!  At the time Rich was working two jobs.  I needed all the support and aid I could get.  While she was there.  Rich took his regular paternity leave plus he had leave saved up.  So he actually had a lot of time off.  His parents came in for a week.  My sister was there for a weekend and so was Rich's sister.  So when I say I was surrounded with help, I really meant it.  I could sleep if I wanted to.  I could shower if I wanted to.  It was so easy to be a Mommy.  But then, everyone left.  And Rich had to go back to work.    I was left alone.  All alone with a baby who was colicky.  She cried constantly.  And I was her soul provider, nurturer, everything.  Poor Rich felt mostly helpless and helped every chance he had.  It was rough.  Her first 6 months of life are basically a blur for me.  I was a train wreck.

Fast forward to present day...
She's such a nut!

Okay now please don't judge....the TV was just on, I was busy creating--it's a secret for now.  I will share after Christmas, kthanks. was The View.  And the guest was Ivanka Trump.  And their big hook was how life with baby has changed her.  Really?  How much has her life changed?  I have to know this.  So I turned up the TV so I could hear and went back to work.

Her new title:  MOM!  Her working title:  Executive Vice President of Development and Acquisition in the Trump Organization.  Whew, what a mouthful.  They asked her right away about Mommyhood.  Now her first response, I completely agree with.  She said that one would think with nine to ten months of preparation you could prepare, but nothing prepares you for parenthood.  She is absolutely right about that.  Nothing does.  Nothing.  And the more you think you got this thing covered the more you are going to fall flat on your face.  Eat crow. And all that humbling crap.  Then they asked her about "mommy guilt."  Oh how I hate that.  Mommy guilt is the worst.  And this is where she lost me.  She was playing golf with her husband and was only able to play two holes before she had to go home.  Oh cry me a river.  Am I wrong?  Am I cynical?  What is your opinion?  What is your mom guilt?