Aren't Polliwalks adorable?? The Toddler (who is crazy about shoes to begin with) loves them!!
I really wish she'd consider switching to cheer. I think she'd love it. She could dance, do backhandsprings, wear makeup and fun outfits and be in the spotlight, and not have the pressure of an individual score.
What I am especially grateful for this week:
4 Minutes (to Save the World) was on in the car. (I didn't want to like the song but it's growing on me.) When it ended, the DJ mentioned that it was by Justin Timberlake and Madonna. E1 said "Ooooh, Justin Timberlake!" *pause* "Who's Madonna?". I love it.
I told E1 "She's a fifty year old version of Britney Spears - and is a totally mediocre singer."
She looks pathetic and good grief JT is half her age.
(I wish she hadn't taken the headband off - it really sold the outfit, AND it was the same color as the crocs that are on the wrong feet.)
I felt kinda bad shopping for the Toddler on B's birthday, but I got over it. We went to Carter's and Target and got some tops and shorts. Not crazy about any of it, but they'll do.
So far I have been to Gymboree, Old Navy, Gap Kids, Lands End, LL Bean and CWD Kids, and I haven't found anything I want to get E2. Not the worst problem in the world to have, but still a bit frustrating. Warm weather is coming and she needs lighter weight clothes. Her size 3 clothes are getting too small also. Off to check out Hanna Andersson. I didn't care for any of the dresses I saw in the catalog yesterday, but maybe they have acceptable shorts. eta: Nope. I wish Justice or abercrombie had size 4 clothes.
Z's team won last night, 2-1! They lost to that opponent twice last fall, so a win is a good sign.
Coach S told me this morning that Z needs to get a sparring partner or someone to fight with, and joked that he's around too many girls (E's 1&2). Z is just too polite, too hesitant, and his overthinking is badly affecting his game. Coach S said "he should be the best player out there". I'm thinking we need to set up weekly one-on-ones for Z or take him to a sports psychologist. He loves soccer and wants to be good at it, and I think he'd be happier if he could play for the 'A' squad.
E1 is home again today. She's in misery when she stands up straight. The toddler had a couple yucky diapers Friday but was fine all weekend. Yesterday afternoon it started again. And, I don't know what time she crawled into our bed, crying, but I know I'm tired today. I'm kinda bummed - it is finally soooo nice out - I wanted to take E2 to the park or on a walk or something outdoors.
Yesterday's workout was hard because I hadn't been there in a week. Today's was hard because? Getting sick? Cramps? Don't know, but I was dizzy and shaky at the end. Our group has lost a collective 100 lbs. Our group is also falling apart. Today, three people weren't there due to the flu?, one is having knee problems, one because of ?. V & I are worried there won't be enough people for the next session.
B & Z are fine, fine, just fine.
Off to tackle laundry. Otherwise, I don't have underwear, and Z doesn't have a uniform for his game tonight.
I now (because I ordered from the website?) get the Vera Bradley Magazine. The recent issue has an article on Inn by the Sea. I need to go there. NEED.
I want to stay in the True Blue room:
And have tea in the dining room:
I think if I actually went to Seaside, Florida, I'd end up just staying forever.
I am so very glad I decided to stay up and watch Saturday Night Live.
"These are my cactuses...I put googly-eyes on them...A lot of people are putting googly-eyes on their cactuses nowadays...I think it's because cactuses are dangerous."
Apparently a LOT of people liked this skit! ;)
A 2 - 0 loss. :(
B said Z looked pretty good and that they *should* have won both games.
Sigh. Looks like another long season.
eta: Z got a "Man of the Match" patch for this game! We've never heard of it before - I guess it's kinda like being picked as MVP by the opponent's coach? Anyhow, I'm happy for Z - hopefully this will give him a little shot of confidence.
What I am especially grateful for this week:
E2: "I'm gonna be on TV! I'm gonna do a handstand so I can be on TV!"
E2: "Am I gonna be on TV today??"
E2: "There's a bird!" (she's not fond of birds)
me: "You know what? The birds won't hurt you."
E2: "Birdies won't hurt my hair! And birdies won't hurt your hair! And my hair!" *patted my face gently* "You're so bootiful."
And to think, just yesterday I was trying to dig a tunnel out of the basement to escape the kids.
(this is my second time typing this post. stupid internet explorer.)
Irresistible Apple™ by Bath & Body Works does NOT smell like "Voluptuous sun-kissed red apples with whispers of blond wood and soft musk. Enticing. Bold. Undeniably sexy." What it DOES smell like is strawberries, wax, and Vicks Formula 44D. In other words, very very resistible.
The toddler thinks Burger King's chicken tenders are "dewishous" except when they're "berry hot!". So I took a bite out of one. SPLUH! How Z & E2 can prefer them to Wendy's chicken nuggets is beyond me.
Z very sincerely thanked me for cleaning his room yesterday. Score one for Mommy! And, the sweatshirt I forced him to take to soccer (they lost 3-0) did a good job of keeping him warm when it was windy. Score two for Mommy! But when it wasn't windy the sweatshirt didn't help with the cold. At. all. Well, score one & a half for Mommy.
E1 is rocking her gymnastics practices and should have a good showing at State, the last meet of the season.
We are probably going to have to go in and talk to the principal this week or next. There seems to be a pervasive, disregarded bullying problem at the school and Mama Bear is not happy.
I am on book two of The Darkest Age series, The Book of the Sword. [Unfortunately, while I was looking for a link to post, I read a blurb about book three that gave away the ending to book two. Grrr. AND, that's when internet explorer freaked out and shut down. Double Grrr.] Anyway, it's an okay series. Very formulaic. Magic? check. Monster? check. Quest? check.