Friday, February 12, 2010

Random Friday Thoughts

1 - You know, it really is amazing that any of us outlive childhood. Kids do some stupid stuff. I had a friend when I was a kid who had a big scar on her hand from where she got burned playing "Mr. Fix It" with a bobby pin and a light socket. I myself have a wicked scar under my chin from where I was riding my bike with no hands and when I inevitably biffed it and fell off, I decided to catch my fall with my chin. And just this week I caught Lily trying to open a tin can with a knife. But wait. That's not even the best part. The best part is that she was trying to open a tin can with a knife while standing on a soccer ball. Yep, that's my kid.

2 - We recently celebrated Groundhog Day, which is probably one of the more useless holidays in a calendar year. Seriously, what moron thought it was a good idea to pull a fat mouse out of a hole to predict the weather? Mr. Chick was telling me the other day that he was watching a news story the other day about Punxsatawney Phil, the famous groundhog from Punxsatawney, PA . Apparently, fans of Phil believed that it's been the same exact groundhog that has been predicting the weather for 120+ years. Riiiigght. Anyway, the news story was about how fans of Phil had been let in on the little secret that there have actually been a plethora of Phils, and he was not in fact, original. And the Phil fans were pissed. Why this story was remotely newsworthy is beyond me, but whatever people, go cry to the Tooth Fairy or Santa Claus.

3 - When hubs and I were in Los Angeles a few months ago, I noticed that there are a ton of restaurants and stores with the word "Bar" in the title. Not like "Bar & Grill" but just plain old "Bar" - like that was supposed to be more upscale or something. In the three days we were there, we ate at a Bread Bar and a Sushi Bar and shopped at Beauty Bar. I'm convinced I could move to LA, open a restaurant named "Crap Bar" and make a ton of money.

4 - I took the day off work today and went to the movies all by myself. People, it was glorious. Nobody needed me to take them to the bathroom, nobody needed one last thing from the snack bar, there was no arguing over who sat where. I just sat and watched the movie and when it was over, I got up and left. Hubs thinks it's strange when I go to the movies alone. I say it was one of the best days I've had in a while. I saw Dear John which I thought was pretty good, and hits the spot nicely if you're in the mood for a good chick flick. If you've never gone to the movies alone, try it, it's nice.

5 - I am officially declaring this Sunday Family Fun Day and when it's Family Fun Day, participation by all members of our nuclear family is required. The girls still get excited about these days, but I'm well aware that we are fast approaching a time when I will be met with sighs and eyerolls when I suggest a day of family togetherness. For now, I'll enjoy it while I can. Previous Family Fun Days have included theme parks, mini golf, the beach, etc. Since the weather this Sunday is supposed to be rainy, I need an indoor activity. I already know that I'm going to make a chocolate fondue, which I'm totally stealing from Tina of Florida Girl Meets the Midwest. But that won't fill an entire day. If you could have a Family Fun Day, what would you do?

Lovely weekend wishes to all!


  1. You need to point your friend to my blog from Thursday's post...the writer's workshop. I made a list of do's and don'ts. Number One on the list: Do not stick a bobby pin in the electrical outlet. I guess I was luckier than your friend as I have no scar. But my arm was black--like residue.

    For Family Fun days we play games, do improvs, go window shopping, watch a movie, and when we can we do the stuff that costs money. Haha. Have fun.

  2. Hey there mumma...I am visiting from the Lady Blogger Tea Party and while I feel that restaurants with the name "bar" are also confusing, I have to admit in NYC Salt Bar is more than just a bar ledge that is a brick of sea salt...mind you, it's also a great concept for a margharita bar tooo..sorry, I get off topic when I talk about alcohol...
    anyhow, dumb things my kids do...well when you have 3 under 5 then there are things daily that occur; however today's dumd shit was
    5yr old: Jumping on her sister because she wanted to see what was more fun, the bed or her sister
    4yr old: while independence is something that we all want for our kids, trying to avoid the sink in the bathroom is something i get, being once not tall but using the toilet water to do so???!! really..dumb shit.
    2yr old: climbing our book shelf because he wanted to get the movie "incredibles" while it was just the case and the movie was in the hand of his mother, who was telling him, "sure hunny, I'll put it on now!"

    anyhow, I have read a few of your posts and I think that mother's all need a little bit of sanity once in a while, and if we find it through other mother's daily adventures or if it's just the 4 minutes that we lock ourselves into our own closets daily then hey....thanks for giving me 4 minutes of your time.


  3. I agree with you - who in their right mind came up with Groundhog day? Seriously though its always gonna be 6 more weeks of winter right?

  4. I used to go to movies by myself all the time- I wondered about that movie-- maybe I should go too! The Bar thing is soo true!

  5. A tin can, a knife and a soccer ball??? And her name is Lily?? That's my 3 year old's name, but I think it's my Little Man that will be giving ME heart failure! Good luck!!


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