1. Keep expectations low and others will be pleasantly surprised.
When I went in to the preschool to pick up the Tiny Princess on Thursday, I received no less than five compliments between the front door and her classroom. I'll be honest: my head was spinning by the time I got to my daughter's room.
I have no misconceptions though. The compliments had less to do with what I was wearing than the fact that I was wearing something other than workout clothes.
In fact, my hair was still wet and was twisted into a bun. But, nobody even noticed.
The fact that I was wearing something other than lycra and running shoes was a miracle to be applauded.
2. Never spend money on a cat.
The cat that I spent $102 on on Wednesday because he had a hole in his side disappeared on Friday night.
It's probably too early to say that he will never be seen or heard from again, but . . . based on my previous experience with cats at our house and the sheer fact that he was cat #16 in five years . . . I have already gone into mourning. And, this is the way that it always works. As soon as I invest any money in a cat, they are gone.
I assure you that I am not laughing on the inside right now.
3. If you make plans for Saturday night, one of your kids will throw up on Friday night.
It's a parenting fact of life. And, so is this:
|I love this kid. Clearly.|
Remember when I said on Wednesday that I was going to stay out of the new cupcake store?
If we want to split hairs here, I have held true to my word. But, what is a girl to do when the cupcake store comes to you? Is it a test of willpower? No. It's divine intervention. It's the stars aligning to tell you that you should have a cupcake . . . goals be damned.
So, when Jessie brought cupcakes to our book club meeting on Thursday night, I ate half of a chocolate cupcake with peanut butter icing. It was wonderful.
I also had half of a strawberry cupcake with cream cheese icing. And, it was amazing. And, so I had another whole chocolate/peanut butter . . . but this one had butterfinger on top. Enough said.
800 or maybe even 1000 calories later . . . I was fat and happy.
I'm still saying that I'm going to stay out of that place. It's vital that I do so . . . especially now that I've sampled their sugar crack.
5. Going to the movies is asinine.
I took the Tiny Princess to see Nemo in 3D. It cost us $21.50 to get in the door. And, even with our Carmike bucket, popcorn and a drink to share were another $11. That is crazy stupid. I don't know how people can even afford to take their whole families to the movie anymore . . . which is why I am officially boycotting the movie theater . . . until Breaking Dawn Part II comes out in November.
And, then I. WILL. BE. THERE. But, I won't be taking my family with me. Though, I may take a date.
But only if he changes me first.
And, apparently, I may have to sell a car or a child to finance it.
Below are my workouts for the week. A big shout out to Bryson, who probably doesn't read the blog but does such a good job creating and/or finding easy sounding workouts that regularly lay me flat out on the floor in a pool of what I hope is my sweat (Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, this week).
He also does a great job keeping Emily and I in line when we try to turn our class into a circus.
I hope you are having a great weekend and doing something more exciting than blogging on a Saturday night.