Tuesday, October 4, 2011


All the things I'm to afraid to admit out loud in public. Spilling my guts here for your reading pleasure or mockery, whichever you see fit.

  • I blow money on all kinds of flashy, light up sparkly glow in the dark things for my kids. Yeah, sure, for my kids. I'm a sucker for glow sticks and light sabers alike. I'm even down for those glitter batons at the dollar store. The boys haven't bought into one yet. I may have to break down and get one just for me.
  • I have convinced my children that any beverage I don't want to share with them is a "mommy drink." Probably not necessarily a good thing. I can see it now, a McDonald's fruit smoothie for school pick up. To one of Jackson's teachers, "No, I can't have any of that drink, it's a mommy drink! It might give the wrong impression but sometimes, it's nice to not have to share.
  • I'm having MAJOR anxiety about Jackson loosing his first tooth. He doesn't even have a loose one or talk about it much. I know it's happening to kindergartners everywhere but I'm just not ready for it. It's just the beginning of "the awkward years" and I'm not ready for those either. Besides, there are always photos to be taken. First up, there's Christmas cards. And no, I don't want him to be asking for his two front teeth this Christmas, or any Christmas for that matter. I'm just going to place my head in the sand until it's necessary to face my fears.
  • Some days my very first thought before getting out of bed to start the daily grind is "can I possible squeeze in a nap somewhere today?" It rarely EVER happens but it's that one simple thought and the hope it brings that gets me up out of bed and downstairs to the sweet aroma of my pre-programmed coffee. It's that same coffee that gets me through the disappointment of knowing there will be NO time for that fleeting nap I envisioned just moments earlier. Here's to YOU Mr. Coffee maker.
  • I just had to witness Jackson choose his school outfit for tomorrow. It is spirit week and tomorrow it tacky day. I'm going to admit that I had a REALLY hard time choosing his tacky outfit and an even harder time watching the ease of him putting it together. He has all the right ideas, mismatched socks, mismatched crocs, pastel plaid shorts, a bold stripped polo button up and a red undershirt. We probably won't even bother fixing his hair. He was thrilled with himself. I was disgusted. He made it look so easy. I have no doubts about his masculinity but how could I produce such a tacky minded offspring. It must be a trait Jason possess.
  • I finally tried the Salted Caramel Mocha today from Starbucks. I have been hearing for weeks that it is utterly life changing. I have pretty high coffee standards at my house. We drink the good stuff, with the good stuff in it. If my morning cup is going to be full, it's going to have calories and be worth every single sip. Some of my current favorites are Seattle's best coffee #3 with Almond Joy creamer or dark chocolate raspberry creamer. I'm telling you it's a high bar I've set. So while I completely enjoyed this "mommy drink" of $4.00 coffee this afternoon while the kids are screaming and fighting in the back seat, I think my morning cup of caloric happiness is just as pleasing and not nearly as pricey. I may be alone in my thoughts here because I hear of people budgeting in their holiday coffee obsession and I don't knock it. I just think I'll stick to my coffee and my creamer and blow my $4.00 on something glittery, flashy or glow in the dark!

1 comment:

  1. Hey, did you see on pinterest you can break a glow stick and dump the glowy stuff in a mason jar for a lantern? Awesome! And I'm with you on the teeth. Mia's 2 front ones are out now and she looks crazy. Don't tell her I said that.