Random Weekend Thoughts

I’m the opposite of sharp and witty today. I think I’m going to blame the fact that in five days I’ve been to four different places to buy groceries (the grocery shopping has been epic this week) and the fact that my brain is filled with so much useless knowledge such as where, exactly, the Playmobil farm animals are kept in relation to the dinosaur drawer, exactly how many containers of pasta sauce and of ripe bananas are left in the freezer, and the entire lyrics to Parents Just Don’t Understand. Oh, DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince, your 1987 ditty haunts me.

So, a few random and disjointed thoughts:

1) Now that the torch relay is long over, the kids have a new Olympic-related game: pretending to be short track speed skaters, which manifests itself in noisily running around the house at top speeds and surreptitiously toppling each other over to get in the lead. I’m kind of looking forward to the closing ceremonies.

2) I’ve been one giant sunbeam of optimism since coming home from vacation, and I feel a bit like I’m irritating everyone I run into with my positive outlook on life. Nothing is bothering me, because I’ve just been on! vacation!

3) NEXT WEEKEND IS THE END OF FEBRUARY. This means that Mark’s birthday is fast approaching and I need to start thinking about his birthday party. Children’s birthday parties are the bane of my existence. Last year I planned a superhero-themed party complete with bat crafts, Mr. Freeze dancing, and a basement obstacle course, and I feel that was the pinnacle of my party-planning career. It’s all downhill from here, people.


  1. Laila - Mantras For Motherhood says

    I have to say I love your blog!! I’m in a house with 3 boys (my hubby, my 5 year old and 2.5 year old), so it is just me and my 7 year old daughter battling the craziness and testosterone on our own! The visual of your little speed skaters cracked me right up. LOL 😀

  2. Grocery shopping four times in one week really is epic. That’s about three times too many for me!

    I always wanted my kids to be born in the summer. That way I didn’t really have to plan a party – we would just go run around outside. Unfortunately both of them were born in late Fall so I’m doomed to indoor parties and that means planning on my part.

    I think as long as you supply a cake, candy, and pop, the kids should be pretty happy though.

  3. Ugh…I hear you with the birthday party planning. We have one coming up in March, too, and I get burned out just thinking about it…

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