Monday, April 21, 2008

'Atta Girl

Munchkin was watching Sportscenter with The Boy and her friend yesterday morning, saw this, and announced that she would now like to be a race car driver. Hopefully this idea passes, because I am not sure I could handle her driving race cars...I would be a wreck every second of it. I will try to get her back to "Supreme Court Justice"...that would be easier on me.

But seriously, let's give it up for tiny chicks! Danica Patrick is no bigger than me, for chrissakes! She seems to know her way around a photo shoot, too... So three cheers for tough chicks that can still look really girly:-) And can drive really fast.

Nothing terribly exciting this weekend, actually it was really fun. I got Munchkin and her friend at school on Friday and we eventually went over towards Fenway to eat munchies and watch the Red Sox game. They did sort of kick us out towards the end, but we were probably gonna leave anyway. The two of them were at a party most of the day on Saturday, which I ended up hanging out at for a bit. It was kind of an afternoon barbecue for the kids that was turning into an evening barbecue for adults, so I stuck around a bit when I went to get them.

Then we made cupcakes:-) Lots and lots of cupcakes with all kinds of pretty frosting! Then we ate cupcakes. Lots and lots of cupcakes...

The Boy was out with friends, but he came over late night. Speaking of which...I used to be a really light sleeper. Any kind of noise or disturbance usually woke me up. But totally randomly, sometime in the last six months or so, I have become a much more sound sleeper. He probably got there around 2:00 or so, and I didn't hear him come in or anything. I didn't even know he was there until he got into bed (yea, I gave him his own key...proud of me?). So, I am not sure what it is, but I have become a much better sleeper than I ever was before. Chalk it up to general contentment.

After we took her friend home on Sunday, Munchkin and I did some shopping. She grows so fast that it seems like she she needs new clothes every couple of weeks... And summer is coming, so we needed to get her some things. Nothing terribly exciting (except Old Navy had all of their mannequins in bathing suits, and they were oddly hot...lol).

She has no school today because it is Patriot's Day, which is a made-up Massachusetts holiday that is really "Marathon Monday" but they felt like that was not a reasonable reason for a holiday, I guess. Ys asked via comment the other day whether it is easier to have her in school or out "on holiday" (Love the Brits!!!).

The answer is that school is WAAAAY easier. Without a doubt. When they are out of school, you need to entertain them somehow, and that gets really hard. I am especially lucky because she is in school (well, "at" school) from 8:00-5:00 everyday, so I have no afternoon child care issues like most people have to deal with. Summers are much harder because I have to somehow piece together a schedule of camps, vacations and other assorted activities to keep her busy every day.

I am guessing that the other parents concur with that...?

7 comments:

ella said...

So did The Boy play pokey with you while you were sound asleep?

Accidentally Me said...

Ella - I woke up for that;-)

KT said...

hey where's my cupcake?!

Still just me said...

School is much easier, and Logan is with her father all summer. I don't have to worry about daycare but I miss her terribly.

Rachel said...

My sleeping patterns have changed too...Since G & I started dating it's been much easier to sleep.

Claire said...

HAHA...ella said pokey. Love it!

Ys said...

hehe, i don't even notice these british sayings 'til you point them out! i always found it easier when my sister was out of school - i think cos i selfishly loved the time with her. but then i didn't have a 9-5 job so it was different for me in that sense. so i wondered how you got on :)