Sunday, April 25, 2010

Vacation, All I ever wanted. Vacation, Had to get away...

So I took the past week off since the Wonderboy was on vacation and I wanted a break from work.  I learned a few things along the way:

1.  No matter how long 7 days sounds at the beginning of the week, it is definitely not enough time to get everything done.

2.  Also challenging is the idea of "getting things done" when you have two kids running around.  See this example of what I mean (there's actual math involved!)

3.  I have figured something out about myself.  I may not be the crafty Mom, or the sporty Mom, or the Mom that will play Bakugan with you for hours.  But I will be the Mom who will get up in front of an audience and embarrass herself if my kids think it's cool.  We were at a kids show on Wednesday - two guys who sing funny songs and dance around, etc. One of the numbers had kids going up and putting on silly hats and costumes.  I'm encouraging Wonderboy to raise his hand, which he is only lukewarm about.  Then the performer guy says, "Now we need a grown up to come up here!"  Wonderboy immediately says, "Raise your hand, Mom!"  I'm pretty sure I was the only adult to do so.  Up I go to become the "robot" with a wire mesh trash can on my head and my middle wrapped in tin foil.  In front of a good portion of town.  That's the kind of thing I will do in a heartbeat.  Hell, I was in the drama club in high school and I'll never hesitate to get some extra attention - plus, and more importantly - both Wonderboy and Pixie thought I was awesome.

4.  There is really nothing better then a night away with your sisters.  No husbands or kids - just us.  We stayed in the hotel where I work, went and had our toes done, drinks and dinner.  Good conversations and lots of laughter.  (And thanks to those husbands and kids who let us escape for the night!)

5.  If you have kids who are six and older I whole-heartedly  recommend "How to Train Your Dragon."  Have you seen these new 3-D movies??  I have not seen Avatar so this was my first experience and I have to say - amazing.  Also?  It was a really fun flick.  Wonderboy and I went to a matinee on Friday when Pixie was in daycare and we both loved it.

6.  I like these cows.  I pass by them on my way to and from work.  They're excellent.


I want to take this calf home with me, it's so freaking cute.


Finally, I want to say thanks for everyone's kind words last week.  Starting my vacation going to a wake and a funeral was pretty awful, not that it would have been better at any other time.  Christine has been away with her girls, but I hope to get together with her soon.  I will pass along all of your heartfelt thoughts.

13 comments:

Aging Mommy said...

Glad to see you are back and to hear you had such a wonderful week off. It sounds like a great mix of time with the kids and a break for yourself. I do admire you for getting up on stage and performing - definitely not my forte!

myfluffybunnies said...

I have no doubt you made an excellent trash-can-hat-wearing robot and scored some serious kiddo brownie points, too. Glad you got some time to "reboot"! =>

Steam Me Up, Kid said...

Hmm, this post is lacking in photos of you dressed as a robot. I know there's one out there somewhere. Plus, you're still anonymous...you know, because of the trash can on your head and all.

Logical Libby said...

Do you ever play "hey cow?" You yell "hey cow" until one looks. Then you giggle.

Cheryl said...

Good for you for taking a break. Sounds like a great week. Especiallly the trash can robot part. Life's good!

Lisa Page Rosenberg said...

Your cows are rad.

for a different kind of girl said...

Glad you had such a good week off. I've been trying to convince my boys that they want to see How To Train Your Dragon since we saw the early commercials for it, but they insist they don't want to. I've heard nothing but great reviews for it - all from adults, most without kids, who have gone to see it - so I might have to just go to a matinee one afternoon while they're in school. I love the books...and I'm still waiting for the boys to want to them, too!

Vic said...

Those are excellent cows. Fun fur cows.

My son has been begging me to see "How to Train Your Dragon". Looks like we're going.

carissajaded said...

Love the cows! And I'm glad you ended up having a good week off!!

Miss Yvonne said...

Try that robot thing when he's about 15 years old...it'll be way fun. For you. For him it'll be way mortifying. Win win.

minivan soapbox said...

Looks like that cow likes you too... ;)

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msprimadonna67 said...

My kids are very excited about going to see How To Train A Dragon. Hubby is not even pretending that he wants to take the kids to see it because THEY'LL like it; HE can't wait to see it! He's secure enough in his manhood to not have to hide his giddy anticipation: )