Sunday, February 7, 2010

Do you know me at all?

I promise this is not a husband bashing blog.

After a wonderful weekend snowstorm, it's Sunday afternoon. The babies are sleeping and the older ones are outside with Dad so I sit down only to find Rebecca just starting no commercials in HD. What a dream way to relax before the coming week of what is inevitably no school and a house full of kids to entertain.
I was full aware that I would not be able to finish the movie, it's a long one, I realize that's asking a lot. About an hour and half into it Dad and the kids all come back inside. After everyone's changed and comfortable, kids are sitting with me and Dad sits down on the floor. "So what's this?" Me- "What do you think, you should know." And I give him props, he actually figured it out! Absolutely no joke, he starts asking, "So what, she's just scared of a woman who's dead? So how did she die?"
Are you kidding me? This is the most irritating thing anyone can do to ruin any movie, but are you really going to sit their and ask questions during my favorite movie? We have been together for 8 years, 8 you know me at all?

I feel like this is a lesson we've been over. It seems so easy to understand: watch the movie to answer your questions and talk at the end. I'll even allow for the sci-fi mid-movie pause to collect your thoughts and make sure you're keeping up.
I do take some fault, he's so annoying to watch any movie that you need to pay attention or has any thought behind it that I prefer to watch them myself, so he does not get adequate practice.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Where's the excitement?

Since moving to Virginia one thing stands out more than any closings. A strange thing to be at the top of the list, but I kid you not, one of the craziest differences between Pa and here. The counties around my area cancel, delay, and dismiss early according to whatever the weatherman or woman says. It's the craziest thing I've ever seen. (Well maybe not the craziest, I still say I saw a kangaroo on the side of the road in Lancaster.)
Back to the snow, here's the thing that gets me the most: the cancellations happen before anything even starts! Today for instance, we reported to have record snowfall this weekend so at 6pm tonight school was cancelled for tomorrow along with every school activity for the entire weekend. It has done nothing yet, nothing! It normally doesn't and mom's take the chance to take their school-age kids to places they don't normally get to during the week.
I love to plan, probably more than most, I keep 4 calendars. But, there is no longer the morning of the snow sitting in front of the TV in your pjs waiting until the last minute possible to get dressed in hopes that your school will pop up. So for me as a mom, the planning aspect is great. But for me remembering those mornings and still feeling that excitement and knowing my kids won't makes me sad.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Mr. Dad

Yet another Monday morning of waking up to nothing in it's place. Find of the morning was the opened applesauce in the pantry. That's where his fault normally lies peanut butter in the fridge, milk in the pantry, eggs in the freezer. You'd think the food would something he could keep straight.
Every impending weekend I sigh and think I have the whole weekend with the hubby home to help and I can really clean-up and get control of everything. It never happens, NEVER! He makes a bigger mess than all 4 kids combined and of course doesn't clean-up after himself. Rather he decides that the one area I can't ever keep clean (the media center) will be his mission and then won't leave me alone asking a million questions; what's this paper, do you need this, why are there pictures over here??? AHHHHHHH!
I can't be alone in this, if I am help me, please!