Okay, we’re one week into the new year, and my personal resolution for this year (aside from not going insane or turning into Bridezilla – a frightening possibility) is to get at least one post out a week.
I haven’t really been on here in months – to be honest, I haven’t really been on the computer all that much in general. There’s just been too much stuff happening in our real space for me to jump into cyberspace. But I’m getting back into it – starting now!
Today is the kids’ first day back to school after a very long winter break. Really, really long. Seriously, I am not one of those parents who laments the kids going back to school. No way. Bring it on!
Give me a couple of hours in the day where I can actually have a phone call without sounding like a schizophrenic. “I’d like to make an appointment for… No! Get that out of your mouth now!” And don’t get me started on food. It’s a beautiful thing when I can make myself lunch, and actually get to eat it!
Did it suck standing outside for fifteen minutes in freezing cold waiting for Kaleb’s bus? Um, yes. Very much so. But that’s why we wore layers. Because for the first time in nearly 3 weeks, my house is still quiet at 7am. There is no screaming, singing, dancing, jumping, pounding, drumming, laughing 6 year old standing at Mason’s gate doing everything in his power to wake up his baby brother. Mason is actually sleeping in. He might be a pleasant person today. For the first time in almost 3 weeks he might actually go a morning without screaming like a banshee and throwing cars all over hell and creation. I. Love. School.
Don’t get me wrong, I love my children with all of my heart. But boy is it nice to actually drink a cup of coffee in less than six hours.
On the flip side of that, I’ve started to hit the panic button with this wedding planning nonsense. Who knew there was so much crap involved?!
The look on poor Daddy’s face when I said “I’m probably about to make you completely insane for the next few months” – well, the look said it all. At least he’ll be in good company, as I’ve already hopped onto the crazy train. I’m honestly finding myself stunned at the amount of money people can get away with charging for certain things. I should have gone to pastry school. Or hell, I’ll just open up a business making bouquets with silk flowers. We’ll be rich I tell you!
Okay, enough of that.
Originally, I was going to talk about this whole new bout of Jenny McCarthy madness that has swept up the cybersphere again, but I’m not going to. The woman gets around enough without me adding to the chaos. I will say this though – it saddens me to think of how many kids are catching so many easily preventable diseases based on the words of an ex-porn star and a disgraced ex-doctor. It’s one thing when the beliefs are your own. It’s another thing when they’re the beliefs of idiots and you’d just rather follow along than look for your own solutions.
Seriously, writer’s block. I’ve got nothin’.
Oh, wait! Yes I do!
Mason has a new favorite “thing”. It isn’t a toy (we’re still obsessed with cars, people. I have no hope of that changing). We can’t figure out where it came from, but I have to admit, it’s ridiculously cute. Ready for it? It’s… “Dot Com!” Now, just hold on a second and I’ll explain. That actually is his new thing. For some unknown reason, he’s following up names now with “Dot Com!” It’s “Dusty Crophopper… Dot Com!” and “Milo David… Dot Com!” And yes, apparently now the dog shares Mason’s middle name since apparently Mason has decreed it so. It started out with Daddy calling Mason a monkey. Mason said he wasn’t a monkey. Kaleb said he’s a person. Mason said he wasn’t a person. We asked Mason what he was if he wasn’t a monkey and he wasn’t a person. He said “I’m a Mason David!” True enough. He then went through the house saying “Mommy —– Dot Com! Kaleb —– Dot Com! Daddy —– Dot Com! Mason David Dot Com! Milo…. David! Dot Com!”
But it’s not just names. It other things too. The garbage truck (Dot Com!), lunch (Dot Com!), diaper (Dot Com!)… all this and more. He’s definitely a goofy child. If only we could figure out where on earth he picked this up! Anyway, as far as updates go – not that much has changed in the world of Monsters. Daddy has Mason watching Dukes of Hazard and Kaleb watching (more like obsessed with) Tree House Masters. I got a Doctor Who tee-shirt for Christmas I want to live in. Daddy got a new workstation. And Milo is still going insane every single time the neighbor’s dog goes out to pee.
That’s it. That’s pretty much all I have at the moment. I probably only have about twenty minutes of quiet left before Mason gets up, so I’m going to go eat something, guzzle another gallon of coffee, and pretend like it’s not ridiculously cold outside (that’ll be the only time I bitch online about the weather today, as at least it’s not snowing, raining ice, or in the negatives). Have a good week cyberfriends (how many times did I use the word cyber today?). Till next time!