Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Random Friday Thoughts, Tuesday Edition

Since I missed last week's installment of Random Friday Thoughts, I figure why not have a Tuesday edition? Also, I have a lot going on and as a result, can barely string together two coherent sentences, so Random Friday Thoughts on Tuesday it is. But first, rest assured that I made it through the Sleeping Pill Incident unscathed...I don't think I actually took a double dose. Mr. Chick woke me up every hour all night anyway, to make sure I didn't accidentally die in my sleep. That was a fun time. Now for Random Friday Thoughts:

1 - Violet broke her cell phone again, resulting in our second cell phone insurance claim within 6 months. (Side note: If you have kids with cell phones, get the insurance, it is SO worth it.)Anyway, her phone is dead because she dropped it so many times the charging port came loose and now the battery won't charge. Today I went online to file a claim only to find out that they no longer make her cell phone model. Therefore, they're going to replace it with a "comparable model." The "comparable model" is the phone she's been wanting for months. Just where is the lesson in that, I ask you? I'm making her pay the deductible out of her allowance money, but still...gah.

2 - Speaking of cell phones, Lily has been wanting a cell phone ever since Violet got one when she was ten. Lily is lobbying hard for a phone and I have been resistant because I just feel that eight is too young, and she's not responsible enough yet. Now, in some ways she's more responsible than Violet (see #1 for an example). As another example, Lily saves her money like a champ while Violet spends her cash as soon as it hits her hot little hands. Over the summer, she saved up $200 through a combination of allowance, birthday money and doing odd jobs in order to replace her broken Nintendo DS. I refused to buy her a new one after she thought it was a good idea to play with her old one while in the shower. She saved all summer and not only bought a new one, she bought a better one - a Nintendo DSi. I have no idea why that's better but I know it was double the price of the original. Right now, she's $113 saved up and just as I was typing this, she came and asked if she saved enough, could she please buy a phone. Then she proceeded to show me yearbook pictures of everyone in her class that has a cell phone. Am I being too old fashioned? Eight just seems pretty young to me.

3 - Did you hear that Nasa scientists are saying that the recent Chilean earthquake knocked the earth off it's axis, thus making our days shorter? Granted, it's only a couple of milliseconds but when there already aren't enough hours in the day for me to get things done, every millisecond counts.

4 - I can't wait for summer vacation. This week alone I've had to assist with making an ocean habitat in a shoebox, a book report in the form of a clay sculpture and a painted T-shirt for the P.E. Olympics. I get that parents need to be involved in the education of their children, but I'm tired of homework. I'm also tired of the 8:00 PM "Oh wait Mom, I forgot that I need __________________ for school tomorrow." Like last night, when the _________________ was twenty full size Hershey bars and I had to make a last minute run to the store so Lily's class can learn fractions. How is it that I always seem to end up with homework during the school year?

5 - I am really sick of soccer. The girls have been playing soccer non-stop for over two years now. We go from Fall soccer, to All Star soccer, to 3v3 tournament soccer, to middle school soccer, to Spring soccer, back to 3v3 tournament soccer, back to Fall get the idea. Mr. Chick has decided to coach Lily's Spring soccer team, which starts in a few weeks. That means in a few weeks both girls will be on TWO soccer teams apiece, and Mr. Chick will be coaching. Good times. I am not just a soccer mom, I am the soccer mom. Kill me now.

6 - I've been a bad blog friend. Do you ever have something going on in your life that is so big, it takes up all of your time and mental energy? Yeah, that's me right now. It's nothing bad and will all turn out well in the end (at least that's what I'm telling myself) and I promise I'll be a better blogger/comment leaver soon. I have a post coming up tomorrow where I expound on Nazi skinheads and Walt Disney World. You're riveted, I know.

I hope you have enjoyed this Tuesday installment of Random Friday Thoughts.


  1. I'll have to remember to get insurance when ever I get Lil Big Man his own cell. He has not asked yet so big relief :)

  2. Oh, wow. Eight is sooooo young. It's awesome that she's saving up her money, but... I don't know if I could give my blessing.

    And I am unsettled by the milliseconds too. I need that time.

    Hope you're feeling better soon!

  3. Wow...eight is really young!! But from the sounds of it, she may just be broken hearted if she doesn't get the phone! It sounds like a hard situation!

    I'm sure all your blog friends understand boo! Everyone gets busy so we all know what it's like!

  4. WHAT?!? Our days are shorter?

    Dang....I'll never get that toilet cleaned

  5. There is a blog that does random thoughts on Tuesdays. I will get the link for you.

  6. I hate hate homework! We also have correction work and missed work. Ugh!

    My oldest was 10 almost 11 when she got her cell. My middle little knows she has to wait til she is that same age. She is chomping at the bit!

    You are not a bad bloggy friend! You are busy buying full size chocolate bars for a class of 20...seriously??? That is crazy.

  7. Kids and cell phones. Check.
    Homework. Yuck. Check.
    Loss of milleseconds. I knew I was more tired. Check.
    Can't wait for Nazie skinheads and Disneyland. Check.

  8. Hello! I am your newest follower!
    I have had to take bloggy breaks now and again. I actually think they are important so you don't burn out!

  9. Kids with cell phones can be a total bummer!

    My teenager has one...and dropped hers down the toilet once. Just gave her my old one though - Ner ner! No scamming a new phone off Mom! HA!

    She hates me :)

  10. What a cute blog you have! Found you on Lady Bloggers Society! I love it when people post there random thoughts. I love reading them! I will be back to read more. ;) Following now!

  11. I don't have children yet and I had no idea they were getting phones so young. Who do they have to call? I got my first phone when I started driving - but it wasn't my phone per se - just the phone that was to be used when driving in case of emergencies. Wow have times changed!

    Stopping by from SITS!

  12. I figure my boys will be asking for cell phones in kindergarten. LOL

    Disney and skinheads? Gotta hear this story!

    Stopping by to welcome you to SITS!

  13. Love the random friday on tuesday! can't wait for summer too! Welcome to SITS.

  14. I definitely think 8 is too young for a cell phone. Why on earth would an 8 year old need one? Then again, I bet my daughter will make a case for needing one by age 5... so maybe we're just not keeping up with the times!

    And I DID read that about NASA and our axis... doesn't it terrify you that an earthquake can have that type of "universal" impact?

    Confessions From A Working Mom

  15. WHAT!?! Our days have been made shorter? You have got to be kidding me. I can't get it all done they way it is. ;)

    Stopped over from SITS.

  16. It must be different in America. My daughter is nine, almost ten, and it hasn't occurred to her to want a phone. Thank god, lol. The insurance sounds great, though, I wonder if we have that in my country, I must look into it?

  17. Fun post... it's funny my niece who is in 7th grade has a cell phone and I don't.

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  18. I confirm. And I have faced it. Let's discuss this question. Here or in PM.


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