I’m back with another installment of Facebook posts that could have been blog posts back in the day… One of my family members actually asked me, “are you still writing on your blog?” Ummmm….yeah. I’ve kind of dropped the ball on that, huh? I DO have something new that I’m working on though (i.e. started in December 2012 and should probably finish this weekend). But until then…
Here are the Facebook posts that could have been BLOG POSTS , back when we actually wrote stuff on our blogs and read the stuff that other people posted…and commented and stuff.
They coulda’ been great…
There are days when I think, “you know what? I’m a really good mom! I have unlimited patience and I don’t sweat the small stuff.” Today? Is not one of those days…
And then Oliver has one of his many Balki Bartokomous moments, “I need to get some shut eyes.”…and I can’t stop smiling.
George is an endless source of amusement for me. He has started paying attention to commercials and tries to convince me that we need various products. Just the other day, I opened a cabinet door, and he delightedly exclaimed, “OH! We have Kaboom with Oxy Clean?”
But my favorite is the Michel Mercier Ultimate Detangling Brush. He is adamant that we MUST buy it for Eleanor (who in all fairness, cries like I’m plucking out single hairs with my tweezers). He recently picked up my brush and re-enacting a scene from the commercial, held it up saying, “this brush?” then tossed it over his shoulder, “OUT.” And just this morning, he picked up another brush I bought for Eleanor, asking, “what kind of brush is this?” Not realizing we were back to Michel Mercier, I responded, “I don’t know what you mean – that’s Eleanor’s brush.” But he wasn’t listening. He stroked the bristles muttering, “just a ‘regular’ brush…doesn’t glide through.”
I need to start hiring him out for infomercials. I’m seriously starting to think we need those brushes…
“Kate – your show is on soon. It’s almost 9:30. Kate! You’re going to miss your show…” Yeah – Chris isn’t that into The Mindy Project.
Remember my ill fated attempt at starting Oliver in “Blast Ball” (pre-T-Ball) a few years back? WHY didn’t I know about adapted sports programs back then!? We’re at our first C.A.T.S. soccer practice and he loves it! Which of course means that his interest began to wane after 20 minutes and we’ve had MANY conversations about not picking at the AstroTurf… But whatever – he’s not crying or demanding to leave – so I’m thrilled.
Oliver is so weird…
Met up with one of Eleanor’s classmates while walking to school today.
Eleanor: So do you like my new outfit?
Boy: Yeah! It looks like a swimsuit.
Ah, men and compliments… It seems the weirdness starts early.
Overheard from the other room…
George: This side is for massaging and this side is for sharpening.
Do I even want to know?
I don’t know about you – but I’m feelin’ 22.
Not really. More like 42.
P.S. I’m turning 41 this month.
12: 00 p.m.
It’s been brought to my attention that I sometimes forget where I’m going when driving. I’m in the car so much I just switch into autopilot mode. Luckily I usually have Oliver, my human GPS system with me. Just today I got onto the Dulles Toll Road and heard small voice from the back seat announce, “Mom. You’re going the wrong way.” I could have ended up in DC before remembering that the swim lesson is in Ashburn.
Of course, while helpful when I need it, it can also be annoying. Three miles before a turn he starts yelling at me, “Move over! You’re missing it!” Honestly – drive past your exit every once in a while, and suddenly everyone has an opinion about what lane you’re in…
So my neighbor, took this of me with Oliver yesterday BEFORE I got ready to go out. WHY couldn’t I have put on some makeup and possibly done something with my hair? I’m not used to being IN pictures (forget about random, unplanned shots…)
It doesn’t get any better than this for Oliver…
So I decided to get a haircut today and from the little I can see of what she’s doing in the back – it’s looking SHORT. If you come to the DC LTYM show on Sunday, don’t be surprised if you see Arya Stark in a wrap dress on stage.
Short haircuts walk a fine line between sassy and soccer mom. OH HI nose!
Oliver is lobbying hard for buying a cotton candy machine. I’m having a hard time poking holes in his argument…
So I think pairing glasses with my new haircut makes me look very intellectual. Which is kind of hilarious if you know me…
Also, I’m glad I didn’t add trendy bangs since I now see how this could go very “Carol Channing…”
AND – I don’t have the highest of hopes that I can ever get it to look this perfect again!
It’s my birthday! And it’s beautiful outside! So I’m at Chuck E. Cheese with my kids – obviously.
The birthday festivities continue… We left Chuck E. Cheese and went directly to Oliver’s adapted sports soccer practice, where I am now folding LTYM brochures. Queen for a day!!
Whenever I see my neighbor wearing his Led Zeppelin t-shirt and his 3 year old wearing HER Led Zeppelin t-shirt, I have to hum the first few bars of Kashmir. And then I remember Dimone’s 5 point plan in Fast Times at Ridgemont High, “whenever possible, put on side 1 of Led Zeppelin 4.”Then I realize that I’ve had 3 glasses of birthday wine…and I think I’m a little bit drunk…and kind of old. Cheers!
Was having some technical difficulties on FB yesterday… But here is most recent post
on the LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER
DC blog (oh no – it’s not over until I do a wrap up with approximately one million pictures…prepare yourselves…)
Wow – that’s a lot of pictures of me. Like yourself much, Kate? Ah well – I get my hair cut once or twice a year. It’s exciting. For me.
Back soon with something I DID NOT post on Facebook!