What a week it has been.
I now know what moms talk about when they list chauffeur in their job description. With three kids, in three different schools....I feel like I am always in my car. It wasn't as bad when the big kids were in the same school...with the same arrival and dismissal times....now I am running the roads from 6:30 am until 5:30 pm when I pick T up from football practice. And that's just days when there isn't soccer practice....those days we aren't home until close to 8...sometimes later with T's team.
I keep telling myself, this is normal, all moms are doing this same exact thing. And I am totally understanding why it always seemed like my mom and every other mom I knew seemed to be in a constant state of PMS during our teen years. You get to a point where you stop and look around and realize that you have not sat down before 10pm, or you haven't had time to run a simple errand for yourself, or you probably haven't had enough time to go to the bathroom.....and you want to cry.
Does anyone notice the tears in your eyes? Probably not. But chin up, Buttercup! You have this to look forward to for the next (insert years until age 18) years....and then you get to help with grandkids when your children are hopefully college educated, gainfully employed and happily married to a spouse who loves you.
So, I've got to run and grab my sanity before I pack for a weekend long soccer tournament in Houston for T. Wish us luck! And enjoy your weekend. It's Labor Day weekend for goodness sake! I am hereby giving you permission to throw the "I brought you into this world" card and go to a movie, go have a cup of coffee or three or throw back a delicioso margarita! You were in labor for how long??? Totally counts for the holiday.
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1. Shoes in the house - yay or nay?
I am not going to have kittens if I see someone wearing shoes in my house....unless of course you are tracking in mud....I mean, come on. But, I never wear shoes in my house.....and I am known for not wearing them in my driveway either. Someone stops by, I walk outside to chat and....I notice I didn't put any shoes on. No biggie. I heart being barefoot. So, whatever floats your boat...wear them or not. The huge pile of shoes constantly by my door tells me...we do not wear them inside.
2. What do you call them- flip flops, slippers, thongs, etc?
Uh....flip flops. Duh. They are my shoe of choice at all times. Living in Texas we only really need "real" shoes for a few months. I have a year round flip flop tan line.
3. What song are you almost embarrassed to admit you know all the lyrics to?
this is tough....because I should probably be embarrassed by many lyrics I know to many tacky but wonderful songs.
Anything by New Kids on the Block
Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre, anyone??
How about a little Ice Cube?
TLC, Salt and Pepa? Push it real good......
and one of my faves, and one that my children all know (judge if you must).....
Sir Mix a Lot-I like big butts and I can not lie....no other brotha can deny...when a girl walks in with a itty bitty waist and a round thing in yo face you get sprung....
yep. I know.
4. What is the best quality to have in a friend?
How about a few combined qualities?
Sense of humor is a must
Ability to have wonderful conversations and be tolerant of my conversational ADD
there's like 10 more but there goes the ADD....
5. Do you know what you want for Christmas?
a new cell phone contract.
I have been a Blackberry loyalist....but it has become a piece of crap and I would love an iPhone. There is only so much Instagram envy a girl can deal with. Fo shizzle.
an iPad wouldn't be bad either.
or a trip somewhere wonderfully tropical and far, far away.