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New Day Needed

Today has been a fascinating day.  I learned that the house plans I have will cost twice what I will spend on a house, the driveway is steeper than I thought, and it will cost tons of money to build the house as high up the mountain as Kevin wants.  (So we will not be moving anytime soon.)  I thought I would run for school board for a whole 48 hours and then decided to support my friend, Brittany Renshaw,  who is running instead.  I even had a platform: “I am the most qualified because I have the high school years of Beverly Hills 90210 memorized.”  I was also going to take all of my pictures next to a cut out of Robert Pattinson so the kids knew I was down with them.  (Are people still down with each other or does that phrase date me?)  (I also just included RPatz because my blog numbers increased by 300 after mentioning him on Monday.  I am not sure if that is the exact reason but I thought I would use this as a test.)

I was twenty minutes to an hour late to everything that started after I picked up the kids making me feel like all I could do was apologize for the last seven hours.  And seeing as I try to go to bed by 10pm and it is 10:30pm, I am still running late.  I will not mention how my husband just told my 8 year old to come look at his lizard and I will pay for that when trying to wake him up at 7 for school.  Wait.  I think I did just mention that.

In addition, my 8 year old has decided he is curious about the world and he should ask me all of his questions.  Yes, it is great that I have such an open relationship and that my son is ok with asking me anything, but I do not have an encyclopedia of knowledge unless it deals with pop culture (I read Entertainment Weekly, not Newsweek.)  These were today’s questions:

1. What does it mean when you say the word damn but you are not talking about holding up water?

2.  Why would you say that?  (The ‘you’ here is a general you and not asking me specifically because I would never say dammit.  Never, ever, ever.)

3. Does the United States get along with Russia?

My son pondering why a Churro is called a Churro

4. Why are we in Afghanistan?

5. What does the middle finger mean?

6. Why do people murder people?

7.  Why are certain people evil?

8. Why don’t we ride the bus?

So I am having conversations about swear words, world politics, and good v. evil.  The only answer I felt I had completely down was #8.  Explaining swear words can be tricky because what they originally mean is not necessarily how we use them today.  I told him that damning something sends it to hell but he didn’t understand why people yell dammit with nothing around them.  I told him it was an existential expression and then turned the radio up.

I think it is time to go to bed and start over in the morning.  (With new floor plans, fewer activities, and a subscription to Time)

My Sacrifice

Well, here is an update:  I am having a horrible time coming up with things to write about.  I was actually thinking of writing a few paragraphs about how my husband is a dentist and so when I am mad at him sometimes I don’t brush my teeth before bed (and yes, I am the more mature one in the marriage.)  I am at the bottom of the barrel.  This whole writing three times a week instead of when I feel like it has really cut down on my creativity.  Sometimes my creative juices only flow once a week for ten minutes while I am driving the car.

I figure that in order to become a world famous blogger, I need more material.  The obvious decision, then, is to take my three kids to Legoland  over spring break.  I am also taking my mother-in-law as a buffer.  Normally, when I travel with my kids, I have EVERYTHING planned.  I have the car rented, the hotels reserved, and I have a few restaurants written down.  This time, I have the flights, a car, and a hotel for the first night, but that is it.  We are going to Legoland on Tuesday and then seeing what happens.  We may end up at San Diego zoo, or we may stay in Carlsbad the whole time.  The pool at the hotel in Carlsbad is heated.  And the Star Wars Lego exhibit opens Wednesday.  My three year old has a Star Wars Lego infatuation and so it may be worth it to stay.  And there is an aquarium and water park there, but with a forecast in the 60’s, I’m not sure the water park is going to happen.

So I am going on this trip for you, dear readers, so that I will have something to write.  In fact I am going on three trips in the next twoish months to keep me going until school is out.  I sacrifice for the people.  I should run for office.