Saturday, September 4, 2010

The Weekend- What I like about you!

We waited a long time to get pregnant and have Calvin. This wasn't because we couldn't get pregnant but because we chose to wait. We were young when we got married and with Mike being in the military we weren't sure where that would take us. So once we were stationed here in Ohio and then after Mike got out of the Air force and got a job here; we kinda figured we would just suck it up and take root here. Then after a few months of "just seeing where it goes" I got pregnant. Before that, with working full time and having a lot of time on our hands to be lazy we never really appreciated the weekends. NOW, now I appreciate them. I work from home but its not like its cake every day. I actually choose to work from home to watch my child as well as other peoples children. I only have two kids during the week (the one I watch and then my son) but the other child, he goes home and then I'm down to my one child. One child is so easy! Two isn't too hard seeing how the kid goes home at 5:30 but it does drain you. Those families who have more then one kid. Man I applaud you.

Don't get me started on those that decide to have MORE then two though. I don't think those parents came home from the delivery room with their brains though so I cant really blame them. I say this a lot (and I read this on a blog that Tom Brady's ex had said about having more then one kid): One is portable, two really isn't. Its true when they are little. There are two more highchairs to need, two more butts to wipe (and the rate my kid poops I sometimes feel that's all I do-wipe butts), double the bib and washcloth laundry, two more bodies to make sure don't get hurt or run into or steal toys from each other. I have two car seats, a double stroller, two diaper bags and DOUBLE the whining. But I don't have two kids. I just run a daycare so I'm able stay sane because in reality I only have one kid. Other peoples children go home. So once the weekend rolls around I'm able to relish that fact.

I wake up when Calvin does on the weekends instead of setting my alarm at 7 to (literally) roll off the bed to take a shower. If I don't shower right away I don't get a chance till around 1:30 and by then the term "gross" isn't something you would use to describe me. I'm able to stumble downstairs in my PJ's and gross hair on the weekend and Calvin doesn't care. Hes just ready to poop and eat and play. In that order. Then hes ready for nap around 10am and where during the week I watch a child that doesn't take a morning nap and actually have to you know, pay attention to; the weekend nap I can SHOWER!!! Yes I shower during the week but its a in and out shower. Weekend nap time showers are glorious! Today I was able to shave! Ahhhh shaving! There are times I joke to my sister in-law (whose blog you can read here: that I find ten dollar bills and my lost lip gloss when I shave because its been that long. I can do my makeup after the shower too! During the week its mascara and chap stick. SO glamorous! Today I was able to use moisturizer and eyeshadow and blush. I love makeup so actually getting to use it is like actually having enough room to eat desert after a meal out. You take one taste of that brownie pie and think "wow, I should forgo that stupid vegetable and save room to eat you more often!". Thats almost how I feel on the weekend. Like I should set my alarm during the week a few minutes early so I can actually use this seasons eyeshadow I bought from Mac. ALMOST. Then I think about how in reality I just stay at home all day anyways and the other stay at home moms who are out at the zoo really aren't noticing my "hazy moon" eyeshadow and sleep in those extra 15 minutes. So I forget about makeup till the weekend. Then it greats me with a great big smile and then criticizes my lack of grooming. Thats OK, its only two days a week. I can handle the criticism.

Right now Calvin is taking a extra long morning nap and Im able to sit on the couch and do some writing while the hubby watches a "Ghost Busters" movie. We really appreciate the quiet time on the weekends now. So much in fact Im thinking of making it part of the family.

It can even have the guest room and the last cookie.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Come on Hurricane Earl!

This summer has been one of the hottest summers in the past 7yrs that I can remember. Ohio has mild winters and hot summers and this summer was no exception to the hot. I call it blazing inferno, hotter then hell, hell itself, etc... It stopped raining too and my grass literally like hay. Its real crunchy and yellow and the only thing surviving is the weeds. They stick out like a sore thumb and even though we have the grass treated for them they still manage to over run the lawn. I'm a firm believer the reason why the neighbors behind us put up a fence was to shield themselves from our backyard. Or what I'd like to call it- The lawn those lazies do nothing about. That's really what it comes down to. We are just lazy. I have good intentions to one day go out there and pull weeds but like I said, we live in hell. So the thought of going outside in 100* weather with gloves to pull weeds in dirt where there are bugs and prickly things just doesn't make me want to be less lazy.

Id rather sit on the couch. Where I am right now.

We have a lawn person come once a month to cut the hay and chop down the weeds that grew to my height. I could actually see them starting to hit the kitchen window and was like WOW we are those people. The ones that bring down property values in the neighborhood. Im really surprised that the HOA doesn't give us a citation and say "Hey you lazies, get off your ass and pull a friggin weed or at least plant some grass seed!". Since the lawn guy came and finally cut down all those weeds nothing really has sprouted up to that extreme (yet) because its been so dry. The weather forecasters said we only got about 1.5" of rain ALL August. How horrible is that? That's why my lawn looks like a feeding ground for the local farm animals. When Hurricane Earl was supposed to come and, HOLY CRAP HIT THE EAST COAST, I thought for sure we would get lucky over here and get some effects of it. Too bad its been knocked down to a small storm and we probably wont get any remains our way. The wind did blow in and I did get excited that rain was coming in.

It did rain. For 1.5 seconds. Kinda like the rain fall for August. Maybe we could just remove all the grass and put concrete in. Way to get my hopes up Hurricane Earl.