So he's not coming to Raleigh today! Luckily I heard this last night and have had a few hours to adjust to this horrible news and get used to the idea. Since he played Sunday in Houston 90 minutes he headed back to LA while his team traveled here. What's the point of going to see his team without him and Landon Donovan?! Ugh!! At least we didn't pay a fortune for tickets. It will still be a good game and something fun for the family to do tonight. (I don't even sound convincing on this blog do I??)
PS- If you have no clue what I am talking about or haven't read the blog in a while (hey- I know. Not a lot of posts lately), LA Galaxy plays the Carolina Railhawks to a sold-out crowd tonight in the 3rd round of the US Cup. I am sure I am not the only soccer mom fan mourning the fact that there will be no David Beckham appearance tonight.
We went to a neighbor's annual party last night. It's always so much fun. We put tailgate tents together and use their garage to serve all of the food. He makes the bbq and we bring sides and drinks. I ate so much! The homemade strawberry shortcake was the best! The kids run around and the adults catch up on life.
This morning I went to cardio muscle class to work off the strawberry shortcake and then we all went to our pool's Memorial dy party. And I was pleasantly surprised at my boys. BOTH boys won the hula hoop contest for their age group (boys). Mini#2 (7) even had to go down on his knees! He looked like a pro! Where did he get that from? I cannot hula hoop. I pogo stick! Ha!
Tonight we're eating in and gearing up for the last 4 days of school. The remaining days are full of activities. Then we can relax for 5 weeks. I really like year round school! Just enough breaks. This being the longest one between grades.
...I volunteered at the 5th grade Field Day. Thankfully the clouds provided relief from the sun while I helped out for 2 1/2 hours.
...I was asked by my 5th grader "So mom. You really have periods (said while scrunching up his face) every month?" And, yes, we discussed periods and a few other things he's learning in their puberty unit at school.
...I've been driving a sporty Chevrolet Impala (amazing air conditioning!)while awaiting the body shop to finish some "minor" repairs and turned out not-so-minor after Mr. Pink ran over debris at 70 mph coming home from the airport after our "free" trip to Panama.
...I went to a class at the gym every day this week! Cardio muscle, Pilates, Pilates, Muscle and Cycle and plan on Pilates again tomorrow. I wonder if this has anything to do with the pool opening tomorrow? Ha! No, I'm a regular. Just not 6 days a week like this will be.
...I skyped my sis-in-law and baby nephew this morning with my kids. That baby is a month old and so precious. I love how he stares so seriously at the computer screen while sucking on his pacifier.
...I returned from a trip alone last weekend to Charlotte to visit my parents. It was nice being with just them. We shopped and went out to eat. It was a nice mom break. Mr. Pink survived getting the kids to 4 soccer games, a cub scout cookout and a baseball game. I made the baseball game.
...I bought tickets to the Carolina Railhawks vs. LA Galaxy soccer game coming up Tuesday night in Raleigh. The Railhawks qualified to be in this US Cup game. All I can say is I have never been so excited to go to a soccer game and I am counting down the days to see David Beckham. OMG. He better come, too. I will be so disappointed if he doesn't. Landon Donovon is already practicing with the US team for the Olympics and Beckham isn't far behind with the England team. If he is there I will try my best to throw strawberry shake on him so he has to remove his shirt. Have you seen that Burger King commercial?? Love it!!
I win mother of the year award just in time for Mother's Day. I picked up the kids at school today and the car door was barely closed before the tears started. Mini#2 exclaimed "Today was pajama day and bring your favorite stuffed animal to school day and I was the only one who forgot!" WTH? It's also teacher appreciation week and I've been struggling to keep up with that AND what crazy thing they wear each day for spirit week. It was FLIP FLOP day for crying out loud! Why did the teacher decide to do @#$% pajama day too?? It had to have been written in her weekly email newsletter, but if I open that on my cell phone I can't open the attachment so I open it later...which, apparently, I didn't do this week. After much hugging/kissing/showering sympathy and presenting him with a new NC State Baseball t-shirt, (whew. Glad I picked that up today) I was forgiven. Because who can stay mad at me long anyway??
Ok, news story this week. The lady on the cover of TIME breastfeeding the 4 yr old (almost 4 year old who looks 8). REALLY?? As Kelly Rippa so eloquently put it this morning, "If your kid can spell MILK, he shouldn't be breastfeeding." There is such thing as a breast pump to provide extended benefits of breast milk and there is such a thing as starting the process of your child becoming his own confident self-sufficient person when he begins to feed (food) himself, dress himself and potty train. My opinion. Every one has one and that's mine.
And last night I attended a parent meeting discussing the upcoming 5th grade health unit on puberty. OMG. It's that time. Luckily the boys and girls are presented the SAME material separately and it does not involve the act of sexual intercourse; just the body parts and changes both will experience. One man said he didn't think this daughter was ready to see a penis (sorry, I've been instructed to now use proper terms so you readers are the first to hear that word on this blog). I kind of agree with him. But we got to view the diagrams and all look fairly g-rated. Mini#1 probably will be non-phased, but I do wonder if he will come home and ask me menstruation questions. Stay tuned!
And that's about all that's on my mind this Friday afternoon. Off to soccer practice on this beautiful sunny southern day. Have a great weekend!
No matter how you look at this, it's wrong. Last night I had some of the best laughs this year reading Yahoo comments on this "tan" lady's situation. In the video she said "I'm a good mother." So maybe she didn't tuck her 5 yr old into the actual bed with her, but if she's driving the little girl to the tanning salon everyday and letting her be a witness to her mom's crispyness then I'd say she's not quite steering the girl in the right direction. What do you think? My favorite comment, by the way, was "I've deep fried turkeys that didn't come out this brown." I do not know how the news interviewer refrained from commenting on her obvious overbaked look.