--wonder woman, about 5 minutes ago
Why does it seem like everytime I turn around, there's a huge mess? Just this morning I was doing the dishes, then walked into the living room to find that the Hulk had pulled out all the wet wipes from the container. Individually. Yesterday I was folding laundry, then walked into the kitchen to find the boys helping themselves to a bowl of cereal. (Note: 3 and 4 y/o boys aren't good at this.) I've found all the sunscreen squirted out of the bottle and onto the carpet. An entire roll of toilet paper rolled out. All the bedding pulled off the bed. Kids playing with puff paint. And it's not like I'm upstairs while the kids were downstairs. We don't have an upstairs or a downstairs. I wasn't blogging every time these things happened. I swear.
I guess this is just life with little kids. I still haven't gotten it through my mind that silence = BAD. Or that alone time for me doesn't come without consequences. I need to hone my mommy-sense a little more.
Don't you hate dumb books? I checked out a few books from the same author the other day at the library and now I'm going to return them all after reading one. The storyline was interesting enough, but it was so poorly executed that it just made me mad. I hurried to finish it so I could get on with my life. And it didn't take me long. I'm a fast reader, but no novel should take less than 3 hours to finish. Unless it's incredibly lame. Which it was.
And the characters were idiotic. The two main characters were always jumping to conclusions and acting rashly. I still can't figure out if this was a trait the author really wanted the characters to have and took it to the extreme, or if she was just trying to keep the reader guessing about what they would do next. Either way, it made both characters completely unbelievable, unauthentic, and immature.
(I'm not sharing the title or author because it was LDS fiction and that's a pretty small world. Don't worry, Annette, it's not you or any of the authors I remember being your friends.)
Wanna win an iPod? Yeah, I didn't think so. Most people have one now. But in case your one of the few LIKE ME who has never owned one, you have a chance to win one. Motherboard really must live in Crazyland, because she had a birthday and is giving stuff away!!!! An iPod, if you didn't already catch that. I'm just telling you because it increases my odds of winning. (Though if any of you actually enter, my odds are decreased. Dang it.)
My mind is going about a mile a minute right now. I've got approximately 379 things to do in the next two days. Tonight's a ward party. Tomorrow our ward is weeding our library's flower beds. (And yes, we're one of those families that goes to every single activity. I told you we were nerds.) Then I'm going to Kristina's blog lunch. Then tomorrow night, we're having a "How To Host Murder" party. Which is where the real stress comes in. I've gotta get costumes. And food. And mood music. I've still got to get invitations to the guests because the guest list was just finalized about an hour ago. Which means I need to figure out which guest is going to be which character. (That's a lot of whiches.) My house is a disaster. Gotta wash the sofa cushions. Spot clean the carpet. Clean the bathroom. The living room. Mop. Stay on top of the dishes. And remember through all of it to be a good mom. I also need to remember not to make that the last thing on my list.
And without further ado, 10 random songs from my playlist.
1. How to Save a Life -- the Fray
2. If I Were a Boy -- Beyonce
3. When I Come Around -- Green Day
4. Every Day -- Rascall Flatts
5. Short Skirt, Long Jacket -- Cake
6. Come Home Soon -- SheDaisy
7. Hey Jealousy -- Gin Blossoms
8. Breakfast at Tiffany's -- Deep Blue Something
9. This Town -- O.A.R.
10. Name -- Goo Goo Dolls
***Bonus: My Life Would Suck Without You -- Kelly Clarkson Because my life would suck without you, my bloggy friends!!! Have a fantastical weekend!!!***