I have at least a half dozen posts in draft form that are half done or newly started. In the interest of actually sharing some of the stuff inside them I’m combining them into one random post today. You’re welcome.
*Tyler had a rough game last week. Well, not just him specifically. The team. They lost 30-0 and the other team was HUGE. Tyler was blocking a guy who was 6’2 and 320 lbs. In high school. And there were 7 players on the other team who were over 300 pounds. Who are these people? What are they feeding them? The game was rough and we have 2 guys out with concussions, one with a possible concussion, one with a dislocated shoulder, one with a broken clavicle, and one with a high ankle sprain. That should make this week’s game fun.
*Maia asked for make-up for Christmas this year. She’ll be 12. I’m not sure how to feel about this. She already plucks her eyebrows, uses mascara, and curls her hair every day. I have no experience with this. At 12 years old I was wearing tight rolled jeans, big bangs, and blue eye shadow.
*Mason has decided to play basketball again this year. He was on the fence about it for awhile but he decided to go for it. I’m so tired. I now have 3 kids wanting to play basketball this year. We’re not even done with football season yet. How many months until summer break?
*Tyler came home from practice this week and informed me that he is now going to play nose guard on defense. Say what? The usual nose guard is the one with the broken clavicle. And Tyler apparently has a hard tackle style so the coach asked him to switch from middle linebacker to nose guard, definitely for this game and maybe for good. I’m not sure how I feel about this.
*Zoey had the strangest stomach virus ever last week. She woke me up at 3:50am by standing over my bed gagging. There is no sound that will get you out of bed quicker than the sound of a kid gagging next to you. That should be an alarm option. She threw up every 10-15 minutes from 3:50am until almost 10am. She sat on the couch playing Minecraft and every 10-15 minutes she would puke in a trash can and then go right back to playing. Weird. She fell asleep around 10am, slept for 2 hours and woke up fine. Actually woke up asking for pizza. What? Kids are weird.
*A friend of mine recently had a new baby. This was a not a planned bundle of joy. My friend is 44 years old, her youngest child was 16, and she had just gone back to work when she found out she was pregnant. I went to visit her after she delivered and snuggled the most precious little boy. I snuggled him, sniffed his little newborn smell, rubbed his little fuzzy head, and then very nearly skipped out of the maternity ward. I guess that’s how you know you’re definitely done having babies.
*I totally crapped out on my meal plan this week. I hit a wall. A large wall that I want to bang my head against. So this week we have eaten a frozen family size, a frozen Zatarins pasta dinner, ready to serve Panera’s Broccoli & Cheese soup that I found at Sams Club and a frozen family size lasagna. And I didn’t even make a salad or garlic bread- we ate lasagna straight out the pan like savages. The worst part- everyone was happy with those offerings. Tonight we might just eat cereal. Because screw it.