Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Work, Spaghetti, Mean Girls, Turtles and Lindsay Bluth

I am going to be out of the office for the rest of the week and I don't know whether or how much I will have the chance to check in, so I am taking the opportunity now. If I win Megamillions, then I will be out of the office indefinitely, but I will have all kinds of chances to check in... My guess is I will post tomorrow night, too...depends on what kinda mood I am in.

There was some drama at school today, and Munchkin was not really all that happy about it. Luckily, some spaghetti and chocolate cake made her feel better. Good thing the cake worked, because that is kind of my go-to parenting move, and I don't really know what to do if that doesn't make her feel better. Let's just say that my parenting repertoire is not as robust as a lot of people... But my older sister game is top notch!

Anyway, one of the older girls called her some kind of a name. She wasn't real sure what brought it on, but it had something to do with the now ex-boyfriend. The girl said something about Munchkin being a bitch or something. I don't think that really bothered her, but one of the other older girls told the first one to shut her fat mouth, and yada yada yada. Nothing more came of it, but she doesn't like to be the cause of conflict (who does?) and felt bad about the whole thing. And then she started to blame herself for breaking up with the boyfriend, so really I think she just wanted me to tell her she wasn't evil and such. The problem appears to be solved...

I have a parent-teacher conference tomorrow morning. This is when I go to the school and they tell me "She is perfect, we love her, all the students lover her, all the parents lover her and her grades are perfect." Hee hee...it's my blog and I am allowed to shamelessly brag as much as I want! And she's an orphan, she deserves people telling her how great she is!!!

Random final note: I love commercials with animals...lol. I usually ignore commercials, but I love the ones with animals. The Ellen Degeneres ones with all the animals in the office? Love 'em! When she asks the turtle to make a Starbucks run? Super cute (more randomness, I really like her with Portia DeRossi, for what it is worth). But my new favorite is the MasterCard one with the sick zookeeper and the elephant and the monkey go to the store and get him tissues, soup and medicine. I don't know if it makes me want to charge stuff, but I love the ad.

This could go in the top five most random blog entries I have ever written...

8 comments:

swatts said...

it's tough to take seeing someone you love having to go through such bull shit but it's a part of growing up and the bad part is it's not going to be the last time. just keep doing what your doing support her and just be ther for her.

Aaron said...

...but you still mentioned Munchkin! :P

Still just me said...

Munchkin sounds alot like you, very strong and independent, but with a good heart. I don't think you have anything to worry about.

Kate said...

aw... munchkin has an ex now? poor girl. puppy love is a rough road.

love that amex commercial too. and ellen is awesome. she's so a friend in my head.

Ally said...

Who is Lindsay Bluth? Am I clueless? Hope you're having a wonderful day AM!

e.b. said...

Ha! I love that Ellen commercial too. Cracks my shit up.

ella w. said...

Puppies should rule the world!

Unfortunately once girls hit their tweens something just switches off in them and some of them get really mean. It's mostly out of jealousy. I got picked on all the time in school - funny cuz now all these girls have found me on myspace and want to be friends.

brookem said...

You are good to Munchkin and she's lucky to have you!
I LOVE Ellen, with the animal commercials, her current gf, all of it.