Monday, March 23, 2015

she cracks me up.... most of the time

This morning found me home with an under the weather Abby. Which meant that Maya was home as well instead of going to the sitters. She was not excited about that change of venue, but that's a story for another time. Now yes, I am a working mother and don't very often have the chance to send the kids off to school in the morning, but it's sort of my business to have an idea of how that process works.

Maya: Mom, can I get ready for school yet?
Me: No, you don't have to leave for another hour.
Maya: Are you sure?
Me: Positive.

Fast forward 7 minutes.

Maya: Now? Should I get ready now?
Me; No, it's literally been seven minutes since you asked the last time.
Maya: Are you sure?
Me: I'm positive.
Maya: Are these clocks right?
Me: They are.
Maya: Do you even know what you're doing?
Me: I do.

Fast forward twelve minutes.

Maya: Shouldn't I be getting ready for school?
Me: Not yet.
Maya: Are you sure I haven't missed my bus?
Me: Yes I am 100% sure.
Maya: Are you really sure these clocks are right? Grandma doesn't use this clock, she uses the clock in the living room.
Me: It's fine. You're fine. You haven't missed your bus.

Repeat this process several more times before I finally let her get ready for school and we head out the door.

Maya: Did we leave at the right time?
Me: A couple of minutes early even.
Maya: Why did we leave early?
Me: Because I didn't think you could wait any longer.
Maya: I don't think we did this right, where's (the other girl who waits for the bus with her)?
Me: Maybe she's sick too.
Maya: Are you sure you know what you're doing?
Me: I am.
Maya: Okay never mind, you do know what you're doing.
Me: Well thanks for that.
Maya: Well those kids are out for the bus too.

Zero faith in her mother, but total faith in the neighbour Mom.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

sunday randoms

I am feeling a little out of sorts this weekend. I had to pass on an opportunity that I really did not want to pass on. It left me feeling more than a little crummy. To complicate matters that yucky feeling I usually get around this stage of the planning game showed up this weekend. That "oh no this is going to be a disaster" feeling. Which is total crap of course and I know that, but you gotta be careful when you hit a low spot.

So I took the advice of my favourite mental health professional and set it all aside for the day and checked out Cinderella with the kiddos and Granny, we threw in a dollar store shopping spree, lunch and a lap around the mall for good measure. I had just sent out my "sorry I have to decline" email before I left, so my stomach was a bit of a rock and I panicked a bit about the state of our Jersey Girl finances, but some quick figuring with my calculator eased that worry.

Don't I just sound like a delight? It's all just a big work in progress you know and I managed it pretty well if I do say so myself. I lost myself in the movie, I thought it was well done. The kids enjoyed it as well and we're all dying to check out Inside Out when it hits theaters.

Laundry is the bane of my existence...... that is all.

I'm thinking a few more hours in the day would be beneficial. Or maybe just being able to go without sleep..... but I kind like to sleep, so......

I think I'll call quits on today and start tomorrow refreshed (after I had my coffee!)

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

even the little one thinks i'm lame

Me: Hey My, can you pass me Dad's cell phone.
Maya: Mom! Nobody calls it a cell phone anymore.
Me: They don't?
Maya: No.
Me: What do they call it then?
Maya: A phone, Mom. It's a phone. You want me to pass you Dad's phone.

Monday, March 16, 2015

world down syndrome day

The girls and I spent some time this afternoon preparing our #CoffeeOnRicky gift cards. You can read the story behind the hashtag here.

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This year I had two dollars loaded onto 21 gift cards with the idea that the kids and I would drop there here and there as we made our way around town this week. Tonight we took a small handful with us on our weekly library visit and stashed them here and there.

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The girls and I giggled over my favourite Ricky stories as we stuck on the labels and stuffed the envelopes. I love so many things about this project, it makes me incredibly happy and sad at the same time. I hope whoever happens to find a #CoffeeOnRicky card this week an tell how much we all loved him and  feels a little bit of his beautiful sunshine.

Monday, March 09, 2015

hey there

I need to find some time to blog. Yes, things are busy and crazily spinning almost out of my control at times it seems, but it's that good kind of crazy busy, ya know. So typically I would blog late at night after everyone was tucked into bed for the evening because keeping myself exhausted was my anxiety coping method of choice. Now I'm tired and when I'm tired I go to bed and shockingly enough, fall asleep as soon as I get there. The days of this chick being up for hours after Mike and the kids have gone to bed are long since over. Now a lot of the time I am in bed before Michael.... which is a whole post of it's own, let me tell you. In this new configuration, we are not what you would call compatible sleeping partners.

So time to write, it's hard to come by. Well it's not. I typically answer emails and get myself caught up to date with all the facebook happenings when I get home from work. I could blog then, but I'm also not used to blogging with interruptions (Mom, can I borrow your hoodie? Mom can you make me a waffle? Mom can you make sure syrup goes in all those little holes? Mom can you sign my test? and so on and so on). I guess I'm just going to have to push through it, teach one how to forge my signature, teach the other one how to toast her own after school waffles and then I'll be set. Right?

Monday, February 16, 2015

sunday randoms on a monday

Well it happened, I'm off pace for my 3.65 million step goal by the end of the year. Right now I'm at 458, 148 steps and I should be more than 470,000 by now. So the wheels fell off for a couple of different reasons. One being it was beyond frigid this weekend. Dave and I headed out to walk to the dog on Saturday and dang near froze our faces off. Oh and Dave, Mel and The World's Cutest Nephew were here. So I spent my time building towers out of blocks, playing cards, drinking wine/rye and just soaking up all their company.

Had the most amazing late Valentine's dinner double date with Dave and Mel. Best steak I've probably ever eaten in my life. The company of course was top drawer..... I can't thank them enough for suggesting such a lovely evening.

We played some Cards Against Humanity after the kiddos were all asleep and it is a ridiculously funny game, oh yes it is, but let me tell you something about my brother. When he finds something funny, well and truly funny, he laughs in a way that takes over his entire body. He can barely breathe and hardly speak and you cannot help, but join in even if you don't know what he's laughing about. I think I might love that about him most of all. There was a lot of opportunity for that Saturday night.

Maya racked up a new nickname this weekend, she's now Choo Choo Maya. Somebody brought his trains to Auntie's this weekend and Maya was the perfect playmate.

The SNL 40th anniversary show was killer, did you watch it?

There was so much more awesome in this weekend, I can't even put it in words. How was yours?

Friday, February 13, 2015

friday high five

1. The Abster. She brought her report card home yesterday and it was so awesome I wept. So amazing to see her finding her stride.

2. 4H. I am happy for the opportunity to be a leader for this organization and even more excited for the opportunities the girls have for being involved. Abby is currently enjoying learning woodworking and sewing skills and making new friends. Win, win, win.

3. Long weekends. Mike and I took an extra day off and super sized our long weekend.

4. Family. The only thing better than a super sized long weekend is one spent with family!

5. My Jersey Girls. It's spaghetti dinner season! Long planning this event and love the girls I plan it with.

What's worthy of your high fives this week?