On Wednesday, Jenn and I went to the mall with the kids so she could do some shopping. I spent about 2.5 seconds shopping and the children in the stroller started whining and crying to go play. Luckily I had done some online research prior to entering the stores and within that 2.5 seconds I actually found a dress for a Christmas party. (I was like Superman in the changing room.)
Jack has started requesting Christmas songs for his bedtime songs. Tonight he found a Christmas book on his shelves and said we must have forgotten to put it away last Christmas but then he said, “But it’s almost Christmas so I guess we can read it now.” So we read it and sang some songs.
To describe what I was doing last weekend at the Manic Mommies Escape, I thought I’d compare this weekend to last weekend.
The pond nearest our house. That fence normally isn’t under water. The ducks were having a great time here today.
The nearest house just put up a little retaining wall in the spring. It’s about 3 feet under water now. There is a little sign in the water near the middle house – that’s where the big drainage pipe is…it’s completely submerged.
Last weekend, I hopped on a plane and jetted out to Napa Valley, California for a getaway weekend with 150 other moms…that I didn’t know. I went to Manic Mommies Escape ’09. The Manic Mommies are Erin and Kristen, a couple of ladies from Massachusetts who produce a podcast every week about raising their kids and the “joys” of parenting. Sometimes they have guests on their show, from pediatricians to authors of parenting books to other moms. Other times they just sit and chat. Either way, it is a great show and they always make me laugh.
First he plays in the pantry and manages to wedge himself in there and shut the door completely.
On the way home from the Little Gym last night, Jack was making funny coughing noises in the backseat. I believe he was trying to be a coughing monkey because it sounded like “ooh ooh aah aah” but he coughed it out. Not one to miss out on any opportunity to imitate, especially when it’s fun sounds, Casey also joined in with some monkey coughing.
After further consideration, I realized that Nerds are probably exactly the same as they were 20 years ago – it’s just that I no longer find tiny clumps of purple sugar called Nerds all that appealing. And that’s about all I have to say about that.