Monday, April 6, 2009

The Monday Behind

I've been looking forward to this time since last week at 7:01pm. I have exactly 1 hour and 8 minutes to type. Type and type and type and type.

I am gonna call it the Monday Behind. Because it makes me laugh. My sweet JC said that he will hold and tend so that I can do this. It is the perfect place and time.

My friend IRL suggested it be called musical meanderings or Monday meanderings. I think those are cute too. My other friend IRL asked if it was cathartic. Once I figured out the definition of the word, I realized it is. I am sure I use to know what that word means, but it threw me for a loop because it sounded so jazzy. It was also somewhat exciting because I was being talked to like a grown-up. Woo hoo!

JC just got back from the 7-11. He went to get money to pay for #1's AYO shirt. He came back with a box of Reese's Peanut Butter Cup cookies. They are SO SO SO good. When I questioned him about his purchase, he said he had to buy them because he had to break the $20. And now we know why I can't seem to lose any weight. For those of you in love with a little peanut butter and chocolate, you'll be glad to know that they taste just like Peanut Butter Patty Girl Scout Cookies. Yum yum yum.

As I mentioned last week, I haven't been getting on Facebook much lately. Imagine my surprise when I logged on last week and found that my friend Wendy had posted an old photo of us from our senior prom. I stared and stared and stared at the photo. I haven't seen it in a long time. Wow. We were so young. It was such a fun time in life. My hair looked nice. I was pretty well put together. My skin looked great. It was so many years ago. Seeing that photo has inspired me to try and work on my appearance a bit more. I have been trying hard to shower each morning. (Don't laugh.) I've bought a couple of new tops because I've been wearing the same old stained up t-shirts for the last 12 years. I really want to buy a pair of shoes, but I'm just not to that place just yet. I want to buy some. I mean REALLY REALLY want to buy some. But I just can't spend the money, cause what if I don't like them? We have so many other things that I need to spend the money on - you know, like Sonic cokes.

And by the way, the kids and JC have finished off all 17 cookies. He took that packaging to the trash and set the last cookie by my hand. See what I mean?

Another thing we have been doing on facebook is playing Mafia Wars and Bejeweled. That is pretty much the only reason to long on anymore. JC gave me my mafia name. I'm Kit Kat Cargoletti. Pretty cool, huh?

I was driving down the road today thinking about our life. I love my husband. I really love him. I like him too. I was thinking today about how we constantly talk about the kids. Constantly. I am glad. I love sharing parenting with him. I can't imagine not having a partner to go through this with. I also wonder what we talked about before the kids. Although it isn't completely fair for me to paint a picture that the kids are all we talk about. Just this weekend we were talking about the problems with North Korea, Time Warner trying to charge people for too much time on the internet (or something like that), about the recent rash of people with guns killing other people and some other things that I just can't think of right now.

In the last 7 days we have done quite a bit of parenting. #1 has been attending admission meetings for the Kealing Magnet program. He got accepted into Kealing for 7th and 8th grade. JC has mostly been helping him with it because it causes me a bit of stress. I wish I had the list of class options with me because I know you all would be as shocked as me to find out what this 12 year old will be learning next year. And then when they start talking about college bound kids and all of the classes that he needs to be taking in the next two years, I start to feel a little bit of throw-up in my mouth. We've also been learning how to cope with #1 wanting more freedom and I am learning how to adjust to the idea that he is becoming a teenager. Again with the throw up in my mouth.

#2 was back on the soccer playing field this week and I think her knee is just about all healed up. She and I had some growing time this weekend. She has been asking to get a hair style for quite sometime. I always say no. I love her long blonde hair. Plus she has those cowlicks in the front and I have been so afraid that she would get a 'style' and then be upset with how it looks. Well, I took her for the cut yesterday and it is all good. She looks so pretty. She got some long sweeping bangs and the back of her hair is about shoulder length now. She was really excited about it. We even styled it before she went to school this morning. This Friday night will be her birthday slumber party (come on over KMc). It is a Twilight party which has been another parenting nightmare. Her two closest friends are not allowed to see the movie or read the books. I haven't done either, but JC read the books with #1 and #2 and took them to see the movie at the theatre. I am proud of her for not changing her mind about her party and I am also proud of me for standing beside her and what she wants instead of kowtowing to the other parents. We will, however, be having a second party in the next couple of weeks so that she can celebrate with the 2 friends that couldn't come this weekend.

OMG...I am dying. AYO is over. It is 7:03pm. I'm not done. It isn't fair. I've still got things to say. What bummer.

Back to reality.


Anonymous said...

I had to laugh at "the not showering" comment because when, in conversation about the past, I tell people that I used to be so busy with the kids when they were younger and was working full-time+, etc. that I sometimes didn't have time to shower, David says "when did you ever not have time to shower?" Silly man ..

And I hear ya' about staring at the prom photo. I used to not be able to look at old photos of myself. I would get too depressed. But as I get older, and more removed from the person I was then .. my entire identity was based on the way I looked .. I realize that the way I look now, although not at all perfect, is due, in part, to my experiences on a journey that I would take all over again and is, therefore, well-earned. :)

Love the type, type, typing. :)


Christy said...

Monday Behind is perfect.
I still don't shower very day and they mine are all certainly old enough to be in a room for 10 minutes without me. I guess I just got into a habit.
How amazing the S got into the magnet program. I freaked out very badly when N was in 6th going into 7th. Doing planning has helped me a LOT in the transition from 8th to 9th. We'll just pretend that it's not really only 4 short years until he goes away to God knows where to do God knows what.
Q has asked us to give him a week at the same youth camp that Noah is going to for his b-day. I was thinking that he's not mature enough, but that's a pretty big request. I offered a PSP, he wants camp.
growing up...
maybe I should come borrow SBW for a bit

Heather and Stephen said...

I was laughing at the throw up in the mouth. twice! I LOVE the ramblings and think you need at least an hour each day to do it. What can we cut out the sh-edule? ;) miss you!
oh, and I want to see #2's hair!

Kristin said...

What does one bring to a Twilight party??? Give me directions. Can I just come early, like after work? And, I laughed out loud when I got your voice mail the other night. I wish I was planning some big drink a thon for my birthday, but I was actually calling because the Co-op sponsors this fashion show on campus for the fashion design department. We get tickets on the floor (it's open to everyone, but they have to sit in the bleacher seats). It's at the Erwin Center and I was thinking maybe you and the girls might want to come with me. I drug Trey and Will along last year but I don't think he (Will...and maybe even Trey) would stand for it this year. Just a thought. Could be some good, clean, and cheap fun! Love the blogs. let me know about Friday.