Monday, February 23, 2009

Oh, the "Grown-up" perspective

So, I swore I wasn't going to go all "mommy blogger" on this blog, but hey, I AM a mommy, so every once in a while you're going to have to deal with it.

The kids were off for "winter break" last week. We were supposed tog o on a cruise for the vacation to avoid cabin fever, but my son got sick the Thursday before we were supposed to leave, and we had to cancel. He got better Tuesday, and my daughter only got sick for the weekend, so I had ALL WEEK with them at home.

All they wanted to do was watch TV and play computer games. Well that wasn't going to happen. Subsequently, all I heard all week was "I'm SOOOOO BORED! This is Boring, MOMMY!" while the husband tried to finish up his book and I tried to entertain them.

Fate was also working against me, because every time I planned on takign them out, something happened to prevent it. All we did was go to the park a few times.

Today, they're back in school. They woke up sad. They whined about going back to school. You would think, being "sooooo bored" at home, they would welcome school, but you'd be wrong.

They got put ontp the bus at 8:10. 8:15, the hubby and I were sitting down with our morning tea and watching the combine discussion on NFL Network. We looked at each otehr and smiled. We still haven't said anything. We're both reveling in the SILENCE.

Ah the great wonders of school. How my perspective has changed on breaks since I became a grown up. STINKY mid-week breaks! Thank goodness I have a business at home, otehrwise, all of my work vacation time would be taken up by random school vacations. My hat is off to all of you parents with no one at home who must take off to watch kiddos. I salute you!

Ok, I actually have to get some of the work that I didn't get done all last week done!!

Enjoy the Silence!! (I love Depeche Mode!)

Friday, February 13, 2009

No Cruise for You!

My poor little guy came home sick from school yesterday. At first we thought it was a stomach bug, but now we're pretty sure it is the flu.

We were supposed to go on a cruise leaving tomorrow, so I am now learning all of the steps of cancelling a cruise and filling out an insurance claim.

I feel like the hand of fate took a page from a Seinfeld episode:


I feel bad for my son. He is so upset that he feels like our not going on the cruise is his fault for getting sick. But it isn't. It's the FLU's Fault. These things just happen. I have told him this over and over, and I am now scrambling to fingure out things to dow hile they're home from school next week on winter break.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Long hair

I am growing my hair out to donate. For anyone that knows me "in real life" they know what a challenge this is. I am a short hair kinda gal. Ironically, I decided about a week after SHAVING MY HEAD again to grow my hair out for donation.

I made this decision and commitment over a year and a half ago. You need 10 inches minimum to donate your hair. I am at a 6" ponytail. It is rough. I am NOT used to having hair. What am I supposed to do with all of this? I did cave a little and cut some bangs. I need some hair in my face.

I cannot tell you how many times I have almost just said "screw it!" and chopped all of this hair off. It gets in my face when I work, it catches in my jacket zippers, it is ANNOYING. How do women have long hair all the time??

Ok, I'm done whining....FOR NOW! I need to go get a ponytail holder and get some work done.