Friday, November 6, 2009

Quick Takes Friday - Volume 2

1. I have recently taken note of what a complete ass I sound like when I take the dog out to pee:
"Daisy peeps outside, Good Girl?" (getting her to the back door)
"Daisy peeps" (reminding her of why we're here)
"Go peeps outside, Daisy" (reinforcement, chanted continuously while she sniffs the entire yard)
"Good Girl! Daisy did peeps outside!" (y'know)
"Daisy, poops outside?" (the bonus round)


2. Yesterday morning, Gremlin came into our bed to snuggle when Andy went to take a shower. In the process of "snuggling," he knocked over my half full (half full = optimist!) glass of water. It hit the side of the radiator on its way down, shattering the glass into a million pieces, and dumping the water directly into a power strip under my bed. That'll wake you up.

3. Even after nine years of marriage and three years as a SAHM, I still feel the need to point out my "accomplishments"; "Did you see I bought you new t-shirts? I scrubbed the whole bathroom today!"

4. I'm going to be a mystery guest at HRH's school in a few weeks with some other moms. We're going to make Christmas Ornaments "Holiday Decorations" with the kids. Events like this are the real reason I'm a SAHM. The toilet cleaning is just a fringe benefit. Oh, and don't tell HRH; it's a mystery...

5. I bought a Wii Fit with credit card points!! I've only had this credit card for like, 7 years and never redeemed a single point. Free money!

6. The rabbit died. No, really. The bunny at preschool has passed on. We were supposed to take her home this weekend. I have not yet broached the subject with the boys. HRH had a total breakdown when we discussed Daisy's upcoming surgery, resulting in a lengthy discussion of ovaries, ovarian and cervical cancer, and girl parts in general. I really can't handle any more right now.

7. November is NaBloPoMo. The idea of posting every single day gives me hives but I am trying to step it up a notch and post a little more frequently. Andy has been coming up with some very creative alternatives for NaBloPoMo other than National Blog Posting Month.


Natasha said...

I think NaBloPoMo is a great idea, but this is NOT my November to try it.

And what is it about little boys that makes them think that snuggling is a contact sport? My worst Grasshopper-induced injuries comes from snuggling, I swear!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I love my Wii Fit. Love it.

Jason, as himself said...

Until this moment I never knew what NaBloPoMo actually stood for. Thank you!

If you don't tout your daily accomplishments, do you feel they will go unnoticed and unappreciated? Or do you feel some sort of guilt about being a SAHM, not bringing in cash? Just wondering.

Marie said...

Thank-you for the explanation of NaBloPoMo, I've seen it a few times but didn't know what it meant. I noticed you crossed out Christmas ornaments. How awful is it that we can no longer call it Christmas!!!

Christie said...

NaBloPoMo is challenging but just imagine those poor sapsuckers who signed up to write a novel in a month (NaNoWriMo is what NaBloPoMo is modeled after.) Once you get this down, you'll be able to break out the hives when you start thinking about signing up to do Blog 365. If it's a Leap Year, you get one day off. Woot.

Oh, and every dog owner sounds like that in my neck of the woods.

And the reason you tout your accomplishments is because, unlike a "real" job, we don't get feedback in the form of reviews, which typically come with a raise. Our daily grind is oft overlooked and underappreciated. It is a big deal when you scrubbed the bathroom. And it was nice of you to pick up the new t-shirts.

Cathy said...

I tried to talk to Ami about the bunny... Some how in her mind she twisted "the black bunny at preschool died and went up to the bunny angels" to... "the white Easter bunny at the mall died" It took 2 days to convince her that the Easter bunny was really just fine and next Easter there would still be Easter eggs. And no... the bunny was not flushed the Charlie the fish last year...


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