Thursday, August 20, 2009


She made it!

Not a single tear was shed.

However, she did say not 20 seconds after the needle left her skin that she felt the flu coming on. And it traveled to her leg rather quickly.

There's a reason her name is Tween Drama Queen.

Parent Payback Time

Ah, government enforced torture for children. And I'm just an innocent bystander in the affair.

Today the TQ has to get her 7th grade immunizations. I am a huge supporter of immunizations, and the fact that so many horrific diseases of the past have been virtually eradicated by them. When my kids were babies and toddlers it always broke my heart a little to watch them cry as the needle pierced their skin, but I have to say there is not a lot of sympathy in my heart for my 12 year old daughter. As it told her, it only gets worse from here. See how lovely you feel after your first gyno wellness check and you'll think the tiny pin prick of a tetanus shot was a walk in the park. I haven't even fully gone into detail about the joys of childbirth in fear that she will vow to never give me grandchildren.

Rule #1 of life sweetie: there's always something worse out there than what you are experiencing now.

I do feel a twinge of pity for her because she's made herself so nervous thinking about it that she's sick, AND she has to head over to the jr. high right after because all the sbo's are helping with back to school night. I haven't warned her that she'll probably feel a little achy and yucky, but I think I'll wait until after the deed is done, then she can't run away.

Oops, cat's out of the bag. I probably should have saved typing that last tidbit until she was done reading over my shoulder.

You'll live kiddo. When you are 10 cm dilated and ready to rip your husband's throat out for getting you preggers in the first place, this experience will be but a brief and painless memory.

Now get in the truck.........

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

GI Joe, You Blow!!!!

That's all I have to say about that.

I'm Baaaccccckkkkk!!!!

Where did August go?

Oh right! Disney land and then Girl's Camp. 10 total days of female bonding.

It was AWESOME!!!

Cali with my sis was The Best. If I didn't already heart her forever and ever and fully intend to spend our twilight years together gossiping on the front porch of our rebuilt Victorian home and swearing at the tv, I would for sure after this trip.

I think we both learned just how easily we can entertain ourselves. We'll be in high demand if there's ever an atomic bomb dropped and everyone has to hide out in a bunker for a year until the radiation levels drop.

Of course, Disneyland did offer a bounty of candidates for the greatest game ever created- "Your Team". (Best "Your Team" spots- the 60 year old "daddy" with his 20 something trophy wife and toddlers in tow, and the 400+ pound woman with tattoos visible on every surface of her body but those hidden by a teeny tiny bikini top. You are very welcome for the visual). And we did try to find the most obscure and random sites for photo ops (I'm pretty sure on at least one occasion we might have had the Mickey Mouse security tailing us for trying to take pictures in front of the bathroom door). We bonded with random shuttle bus drivers, ate enormous corn dogs that were worth every cent of the $8 they cost, and got so motion sick I had to lay down on a bench in the middle of Tomorrow Land.

It was excellent!

As soon as Fancy gets me the pix I'll post them. I'm out of time now, but I'll try to get back to the computer later to cover Girls Camp. It's back to "real" life- meaning laundry, dishes, YW, back-to-school, etc.......aka CRAZINESS!

*Post note*
I think The Man Child just said the S word. I'm not sure, because it could also have been "sit", but something tells me it wasn't. I gave up swearing over a year ago, so I'm not sure who/what to blame for his sudden potty mouth, but I guess I'll just ignore it and see if he repeats it (hopefully not in the middle of church. Oh please, not at church!!!)