I rarely post on the weekends, but I figured, today is a slow day, so what the hell? Why not do that fancy “weekly wrap-up” thing all the cool kids are doing?
Last night I took my first grader to the talent show at her school. I have to say, these events often make me feel emotional; there is something about watching all those kids performing so bravely on stage, and knowing how proud and nervous their parents must be. Also, whenever I take my daughter to a live performance, her enthusiastic clapping nearly breaks my heart. She sits up so tall, and claps so vigorously and thoughtfully. Plus, at some point she often curls up in my lap, an occurrence I know will disappear sometime in the not so distant future.
The highlight of the performance for me was when a sixth grader performed her rendition of the Bruno Mars hit, “Lazy Song”. I was terribly curious how she would edit the inappropriate sex reference, and loudly guffawed when she sang, “I’ll meet some really nice friends, we’ll have some really nice Chex.” and held up a bag of Chex Snack Mix. You can’t make this stuff up, folks.
Anyway, our exciting weekend plans include personal and household maintenance for the following reasons:
So, here’s what I’ve been up to this week in case you missed it.
On Monday, I courageously shared the contents of my embarrassing Diaper Bag with you.
On Wednesday, I attempted to be helpful with a post featuring my favorite strategies for Keeping Your Cool during stressful parenting moments.
On Thursday, in direct contrast to Wednesday’s post about how patient and awesome I can be, I featured Mean Mommy as part of my Mommy’s Favorites Archived posts.
On Friday, I co-hosted the fabulous Finish the Sentence Friday link-up, and shared a story of my most memorable Valentine’s Day, complete with a Mommy-guilt inspired soiree.
Also on Friday, I hopped over to The Epistolarians to share a love story. If you are interested in learning more about my family’s slightly non-traditional history, read more here.
See you next week! Have a tolerable, if not mind-blowing, weekend!
Also, just a few more days of this stupid contest, so if you have a second, I would be terribly grateful for your votes! Click this handy link to vote now!
haha! Those pics – the dreaded back of the head bedhead dreads!! My boys’ hair is shocking! I washed their hair yesterday morning and didn’t brush it because I was being a wuss and avoiding the drama. It takes oodles of conditioner, massive energy, bribery and distraction to comb out the back. My 2 year old gets so pissed off! The worst is people offering me advice on what to do about it (a bit like their cradle cap – yes my 3 year old still has it). I KNOW what to do, I’m just choosing not to do it. Have a fun weekend – hope you got to chill out a little while cleaning the bathrooms 😉
I have two little girls who need baths two with matted hair, lol. And my floor could use a good vacuuming, but here I am reading blogs and wasting time on Facebook and online in general. But we had a blizzard and truly just being lazy today. That said loved the weekend recap and I vote for you every night (that is when my votes open up for some reason).
This is great! Especially when you’re writing at the Epistolarians. My daughter’s hair is always a mess. I try to put it up in pigtails and they’re down within 30 minutes. She just keeps this big tangled mass in the back of her head most of the time. C’est la vie. I enjoyed all your posts this week!
Chex! That’s awesome. This just made my night. And you are so, so cool–excellent weekend wrap-up 🙂
Wasn’t Chex hilarious? And, phew, thanks for validating my attempt at coolness! 😉
LOVE the pictures! I hate it when I walk barefoot across crappy little things on the floor. Sand is REALLY gross when people track it into the house–we have wood floors and I’ve just gotten to the point where I wear sandals all day long, otherwise I’d be sweeping 24/7.
I’ve been voting for you everyday–thankfully the contest will be over in a few days, huh? Whew!
Thanks! I know, the sensation of gritty food particles under my bare feet drives me nuts! I vote for you daily, too, and it looks like you’re going to stay in the Top 25! Congrats!
Love the new & improved version of the song. I once knew a little kid who sang Katie Perry’s song I Kissed a Girl as I kissed a squirrel.