Ever have one of those days?

The kind where you feel like a Marine. "Get more done before 6AM, than most people do all day?". It's been more like one of those weeks.

A follow up doctor visit for the magical pooping boy (has diarrhea one day and then seems fine the next two...and this goes on for more than 2 weeks!) turns into the child needs X-rays for the leg ache he's been complaining about for the past week. And of course the children's medical center is on the other side of the valley... X-rays came back negative (does that mean he doesn't have bones?). And Hallelujah, praise Culturelle! We have now had two full days of formed poop. Wow, it's fun being a mom.

Then birthday preparations for same boy. He's 4 now, and party is on Saturday. We support 'Operation Authentic Birthday Party'. Which means a backyard party with sprinklers and cake.(not at the same time) And that's it! The birthday invites say 'no gifts please', and I told the couple mommies gifts would be given to charity. I'm serious about this!

Also Brandon Mull gave an assembly yesterday in my kid's school! 5th grader is a serious fan of the Fablehaven series but we weren't given much notice and I haven't been able to lay my hands on the third book yet! So that was the day I broke my Target-less life. Oh, and they didn't have it. Wal-Mart did. I got it there on time, and was even able to take pictures (for the school's yearbook--ahem). I spoke with his publicist (his sister) for half an hour and then spoke a little with Brandon. Okay I shook his hand, but still. He was unbelievably cool! He was genuine and spoke to every kid who waited in line to get a book signed. He asked them questions and wrote a note including the kid's name! Oh, and he used to live in my town...(he recently moved).

Lastly, since I am officially taking 5th grade over again this year, I got to complete help 5th grader with my her science fair project. Took many hours and we're both exhausted. Is anyone else sick of the project-palooza that is taking over the schools? I'll give a whole rant on this one in a future post.

Wait, there's more. I stayed up major late to finish The Glass Castle. Wow, great book.

So today, I'm off to attend and photograph the science fair, help SassyQueen (formerly known as my 7yrold--it's taken me a while to nickname her) with her class's massive outdoor garden project, entertain TK inbetween all of this, oh yeah, AND I am finally doing something about this. Wish me luck that it will work...

5 comments:

angie said...

All the time......wait......it's 8 and I'm on the computer. Maybe not. Just out of curiousity, what did you like about The Glass Castle? I've heard rave reviews but thought is was. Not good. Could you imagine having parents like that?

Good & Crazy said...

Oh from that book, I liked that compared to them I am the best mother in the world. I liked seeing how the kids overcame it all and were brilliant. And when I hear stories about abusive or neglectful parenting I sometimes have a hard time believing just how awful the conditions become...reading this was eye opening...these parents honestly CHOSE that life, and thought they were doing a 'greater good'! Serious insight into a world-like you, I CANNOT imagine! It was so well written, you did not hate these people, because the author doesn't hate them. And maybe you even understand them, well, a little.

Should have put this on my book page...I love talking about books, even ones I hate! (like Horse Whisperer, ick).

Jaime said...

Busy, busy!

angie said...

I liked all of the things you did as well (feeling like a great mother in comparison, that they overcame many obstacles), I guess I just had a hard time reading a WHOLE book FULL of all of those THINGS....she has great prose!

Jill said...

I really dislike all the school projects. My kids don't do plain old book reports anymore, now, there's always a project attached. They always have to do something like a mobile of a diorama to go with the report.
I can't wait until they are off track next week.


Oh my heck! I was featured. And it didn't hurt or anything!



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