Saturday, October 25, 2008

Self motivation for the day...

The other day at S-O's ballet class I had the following conversations:

me to S-O as she ran away from the ballet instructor for the 10th time: S-O, go back out there and dance with your teacher. (as I give her a little nudge towards the wood flooring and ballet bar).

me to Baby Rae as she tried to wiggle out of my arms for the 10th time: You are such a wiggly baby. Silly girl, be still and stop taking off your socks.

gentleman onlooker: Wow, you sure have your hands full.

me: Yeah. Better full than empty.

gentleman onlooker: Sometimes you just have to tell yourself that to get through the day, right?

me: yes.


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Monday, October 20, 2008


me: S-O, hurry up and use the bathroom so we can go to your speech class.

S-O: If I use the potty, I get to watch a movie on my DVD player.

me: No, you are grounded from watching movies for today because you screamed in the house this morning. Now, go use the restroom please.

S-O: If I use the potty, I get to watch Dora on TV. (note: Dora was already starting on tv)

me: Arrgh, ok, you can watch Dora on TV, just GO USE THE RESTROOM!

S-O: Pause it please.

me: OK< it's GO!

(20 minutes later) S-O: Mommy I peed. I get to watch Dora.

I push play on DVR, the Dora song plays for about 30 sec...then it's was a commercial!!! Snap!

me: Sorry S-O, Mommy made a mistake, Dora is not on...that was just a commercial. Anyway, we have to go now, we are late for school...come on get your shoes on.

S-O: Mommy, you said I could watch Dora. You made a mistake. I get to watch a movie in the car.

me to self: Uhhhh. What should I say? I need time. Buy some time.

me to her: Let's call Daddy and ask him. (knowing he was in a meeting and couldn't answer)

me: Oh, he can't talk right now...we'll call him after speech class. Now, get your shoes on and lets go!

S-O: Mommy if I put on my shoes, I get to watch a movie.

-insert eye roll here-

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


I do not like to fill out those "50 questions about me" type surveys. I usually just delete them after I've read about their sender. However, last week, I received a survey and one of the questions (well, my answer to one of the questions) is haunting me. It was something to the effect of "name 3 character traits you dislike most in others". If I were the type of person to fill out those surveys, I would have answered that question something like this: The character traits I most dislike in others include dishonesty, passive aggressiveness, and indecisiveness. It's that last one that's haunting me.

I am a pretty bold and opinionated person. I wear my heart and mind on my sleeve for most to see. If you're around me much, you'll pretty much hear my opinion about something...ok, everything. Most of the time, I like to play "devil's advocate" to help people see the other side of the coin.

However, I am having a BIG problem playing "advocate" to EITHER one of the two men who may become the Leader of the Free World.
I don't want to talk about it. I don't want to share my opinions. I don't want to hear other people's opinions.

I am totally and utterly indecisive for one of the first times in my life. In a few weeks, I will be voting for the lesser of TWO EVILS!!!
Neither of them have a plan for our nation that I am 100% confident in.
Neither of them have a history that I am 100% comfortable with.
Neither of them have my confidence.
Maybe, after tomorrow, after the final debate, I will have an Ah Ha moment and will feel like I've made my choice.

Oh and I should add hypocritical to the list of traits I dislike...especially since I'm discussing politics.