Monday, September 29, 2008

The "Guys" Weekend

My ever-lovin' hubby just returned from his annual "guy's weekend camping trip". He is full of testesterone now, and sporting 3 days growths. He is wearing the same clothes today as he was on Friday at 5am when he left. He feels manly, re-charged even.

I, on the other hand, spent 3 glorious days with the kidlets. We did Build-A-Bear, Claire's (where all the rage are the fake eyeglasses, and we are now the proud owner of 3 pairs), Limited Too, Nordstrom's, McDonald's, Marshalls, etc..... I also went to soccer games, softball games, and still had the energy to do mani/pedis on my girls. I did 3 loads of laundry, re-organized a closet, and cleaned up cat puke.

So my question is this - why don't the moms ever get an annual "girl's weekend trip"? Oh, I already know the answer to that. But I'm curious if any of you actually do a weekend trip away with your girlfriends. Seriously. If you do, please post back to my post. I want to live vicariously through all of you.

My answer to the question is this: I could go away for weekend, sans kids and hubby, but then I would return to 10 loads of laundry, dishes in the sink, crap laying in every single room, non-bathed kids, forgotten soccer and softball games, cats that haven't been fed in 3 days, etc, etc, etc...

So ANY relaxation at all, would be down the crapper in the first 5 minutes of being home! It just isn't worth it!

So instead of going away for a weekend with my friends, I decided to treat myself to new Ugg boots this weekend. Ah yes, my idea of some estrogen injection - a great pair of expensive shoes!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Parking Lot Etiquette

So here's the deal. Us moms have an agenda. Get in and get out. When it comes to shopping or running errands when the kidlets are in school, we don't mess around. (Of course if you are talking a leisurely walk around the outlet mall, that's different.) What ruins our schedule every time are the Parking Lot Misfits. These are the folks that walk at a snails pace down the center of the aisle. They don't care that you can't reach any parking spaces, much less actually park the car. Then there are the folks that let their kids run around the parking lot willy nilly. You are so busy watching out for their kids, that you miss the open parking spot to the left.

And lastly, you have the folks that drive about a half a mile an hour down the aisle, and you stuck behind them. You can't go around them because they are smack dab in the middle of the aisle. It's like if they drive slow enough, they will get a coveted spot.

I swear, my schedule has been screwed up so many times from folks like this! Don't they realize that I have soap operas to watch and bon bons to eat?

Saturday, September 6, 2008

I am officially a "Soccer Mom"

It's official. The youngest kidlet started soccer, and today was her first soccer game! She donned her red jersey, shin guards and cleats. Then applied bright blue eye shadow and lip gloss before she took the field. At only 6, she is definitely a Sarah Jessica Parker in the making. I am certain that she will be on the big screen before Suri Cruise.

So, as much as like I like to snark like a Soccer Mom, I am now officially one.

The game was awesome! 10 little girls running around and trying to kick that ball. More often than not, kicking each other or some harmless blades of grass. The true highlight of the game came in the second half when my kidlet scored a goal! Too bad is was the opposing teams goal, but it was a goal nonetheless. Kidlet seemed to zone out during the part when the coach was telling them that they were now to score in the opposite goal than when they first started the game. I think she was reapplying lipgloss. Hey, gotta look good out there!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Life, Love & The Pursuit of Mommy Happiness!

Wow! It has been an entire month since I have written! It's not that I have had nothing to say - let's face it, I ALWAYS have something to say! But we have been very busy. We decided to move. We have been mulling over this decision for months, and then this GREAT house became available, just a few blocks from the kidlets school. So, needless to say, we had to pack, move and then try to get the old house ready to sell. We're still in the process. But it's only been a week and a half, so I'm confident that the old house will be on the market in the next year or so!

Then the kidlets started school last week. Yep, right smack dab in the middle of moving. Can you say chaos! No one wanted to sleep, no one wanted to go to school, and that's just me! The kidlets were not cooperative in the least. And hubby and I finally figured out why we have no money in the college savings accounts - we moved no less than 20 Rubbermaid bins filled with toys. We must have at least $5k invested in Barbies alone. Moms with boys, I cheer you on!

That's all I've got for now, but check back later. I have a comment or two about Parking Lot Ettiquette that I need to brush off my shoulders!