Monday, August 22, 2011

August 22, 2011 ~ Day 255
Notes To Self

Note to self:

It's probably not a good idea to enroll your children for summer camps that meet at different times of day, in the same location, 30 minutes away from home.

Here's why:

8:15am Drive to camp
8:45am Drop off at camp
11:15am Drive to camp
12:00pm Pick up at camp
~Hang out at camp, eat lunch~
1:00pm Drop off at camp
3:15pm Drive to camp
3:45pm Pick up at camp
4:30pm Home from camp...

...driven to exhaustion, and out of gasoline.

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Note to self:

If your four year old takes off his underpants and then starts to giggle hysterically, it's probably a good idea to see what he's giggling about. You may end up having to explain to him, in anatomical terms not kosher for Facebook viewing, why what he is doing is extremely inappropriate and unhygienic.

Whatever It Takes, Do Not Laugh.

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Note to self:

When your six year old tells you that he is moving to eat at the grown-up dinner table because he feels like he is about to hit his little brother, let him move. He is telling the truth.


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Note to self:

"Uh-oh" is pretty much never a good thing.
Especially when uttered by a two year old.
Especially when followed by "Poo-poo!"


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Note to self:

Ryan Gosling may look dreamy on the big screen... and even when breaking up a New York street fight (Wow!) ...but really, would he wake up at 3am to walk the floors with a screaming, feverish toddler? Men like that probably need their beauty sleep.

At least that's what I'm telling myself ;-)

(My own handsome husband has got DADDY-POWERS, and damn, that's sexy.)

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Note to self:

Eating sweet potatoes dusted in salt and baked in bacon grease is probably not good for you. Even if they are ridiculously delicious and comforting.

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Note to self:

If a doctor sends you to the emergency room when you get a pain after office hours, three times in a single year, it's probably time to find a new doctor. That doctor probably majored in CYA* at med school. Overreactive = expensive.

(*"Cover Your A&&". This is a valid legal term and common degree program ;-)
I swear.)


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Note to self:

A friend that sticks by your side for three months has potential.
A friend that sticks by your side for three years has staying power.
A friend that sticks by your side for three decades is a soul mate.

Very thankful for the soul mates in my nearly 36 year old life!

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Note to self:

Let your friends or family members take photos of you, even on your worst days when you are covered in your kid's snot and sweating like a pig.

When you are 90, you will look at these photos and think, "Wow - I was so young, healthy and attractive!"

This is especially true for photos of you taken with your (sniffly) little children. They grow so fast. Someday your 60 year old kid will be showing you that same photo and saying, "Look how beautiful you were, Mom. I love you."

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Note to self:

Spend less time on the computer writing about life, and more time living it.









1 comment:

  1. I love you Andrea! Love these posts!

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