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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Class Birthday Celebration to the EXTREME!

‎One of the parents in Jenna's class has taken the birthday thing to an extreme now.  It's way out of hand. Let me explain...2 weeks ago we get an email from Jenna's teacher telling us that x's parents are throwing a pizza party in class for x's birthday.  A pizza party? For a child's birthday? During school?  Last night we get an email from x's parents telling us that the birthday invite we got earlier in the week was incorrect and x's birthday party is actually on Sat at 530 at Bounce U. (Jenna was out of school for 2 days and we didn't get the original invite) This is ON TOP of the pizza party which is being held today....with personal pizzas for each child!  I bring Jenna to school today and x's father is there to hand out the corrected invites (don't even get me started on the grammar!) and doesn't even give me an opportunity to thank him for the invite and decline, just tells me he will see me on Saturday and proceeds to give me the directions to the place. Whatever happened to a simple box of munchkins and maybe a jug of juice?  We all survived class birthday celebrations like that why can't our kids get the same thing?  I am interested to find out what will be in these goodie bags today...maybe a personal shellacked cake so we can remember x's 5th birthday forever. Am I off base here or are some parent's just out of their minds?

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Props to Working Mothers

**For this post, working moms (mothers) means a mother who works outside of the home**

I have to give props to working moms out there. Actually, let me clarify...working moms who also cook dinner for their families.  :)  I don't know how you guys do it.  Making dinner for me is an all day affair.  Now, that may actually be because I have all day to cook dinner but I don't know if I would be able to throw together a meal (or in our case, 2 meals) in say 30 minutes. Dinnertime around here is crazy.  It's usually the time Emily decides she wants me to hold her or dance with her or just pay attention to her.  This is why I tend to do all my prep work either in the morning or during nap time.  I try to keep as little work as possible for the hour before dinner because I know I will be holding, dancing with or giving all of my attention to Emily.  So, if you are a working mother who cooks for your family every night (or most nights) my props go out to you...for what it's worth.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

10 Things I Loved About being Pregnant

Ok, now that I got that out of the way...  With Emily turning 2 next week, I realize I haven't been pregnant in 2 years....I miss it.  
While reading my April Parents Magazine I came across their list of 9 things they love about pregnancy and I thought, hey, I can make a list like that, so here goes...
1. My hair never looked better.
2. Ditto for my nails. :)
3. No heavy lifting for this mama! 
4. I had a nice place to rest my ice-cream bowl and an excuse to use it!
5. I loved the feeling of the private dance party that was going on inside of me.
6. I never felt more beautiful!
7. Holy Boobs! 
8. Elastic waist pants 24/7 for 9 months was ok.
9. I got to wear comfy shoes for 9 months too.
10.  For 9 months, I didn't have to suck it in! 

Sunday, March 11, 2012

33 things you probably don't really care to know about me

In honor of my 33rd birthday I've decided to give you a list of 33 things you may not know about me.
1. I am a twin.
2. I wear a size 12 shoe.
3. I can tie a cherry stem into a knot with my tongue. ;)
4. Emptying the dishwasher is my least favorite chore.
5. I have had surgery on my left foot twice....not fun!
6. I am scared to swim in the ocean...unless it's calm like in Aruba ;)
7. In high school, I was a member of the fantastic Superchiefs, for one day! :)  
8. I "played" the Glockenspiel. 
9. Birds scare the crap out of me.
10. I am terrible at math.
11. I got a D in 5th grade math...see, I told you!
12. When I was growing up I would always say, "I want to major in Business Management or Accounting" cause it was on that commercial with Sally Struthers for online school or whatever it was.  
13. I actually majored in Business Management. 
14. I didn't get drunk for the first time till I got to was all downhill from there.  ;)
15. I worked in NYC for 6 months after graduating college.  
16. I was an Office Manager at a Diamond Manufacturer...a girl's best friend!
17. I once dated a guy in high school for one whole day...seems to be my thing from high school. (Some girls showed up at my house and threatened to beat me up if I didn't break up with him.)
18. I love attending weddings!
19. I've wanted to be a mother since I was a little girls are dreams come true.
20. I love pictures....taking them, looking at them, having them all over the house.
21. I'm 100% Italian
22. I didn't own my first cell phone till I was in college...I was 20.
23. The Fugitive is one of my favorite movies.
24. I can't whistle.
25. I can't crack my knuckles...thankfully, cause I don't like that. 
26. I love hosting parties.
27. If I do not sing in the car during long trips, I get car sick....true story. ;)
28. I HATE flying! I once chewed a WHOLE pack of juicy fruit gum (the yellow package) on a trip to the Bahamas when I was 12 cause I was worried about my ears popping and I ended up throwing up from the gum.  To this day, I can't chew that kind of gum. I can't make this stuff up. ;)
29. I was a licensed Insurance Agent back in 2003.
30. Matt and I were married twice in 11 months. ;)  
31. My first daughter is a Georgia Peach.
32. I have never watched an episode of Jersey Shore and I won't.
33. I had a tough time coming up with this list.
There you have it...33 things you didn't know you wanted to know about me. ;)