Thursday, May 21, 2009

You're How Old?...

Boy nothing like feeling you are an old bag lady. So I know at the Yahoos' old school "HSpit" I was not the oldest mom in the class. I was not the youngest by any means but I was certainly in the upper middle and clearly had others within my age range give our take a year.
When you have a late start on reproduction these things do not enter your mind when you leave the hospital with your bundle of joy (or two bundles as in my case).
But no one prepared me for the big rude awakening of how in a public school setting I would be closer in age to "grandma" than mom. Yowza! I sat yesterday in Kumon next to Noleys little friends' grandma who I learned is the same age as Mr T and who's daughter (who has three children) is 27! Yes, that is right Noleys little friends mom is the same age as Linjit. Linjit and KC she could be you. Three kids by 27 (7, 4, 2) Oh I'm not sure what I find more fearful...Linjit and KC with three kids? Noleys friends mom the same age as Linjit? or if it is the fact that had I had been a Hoochy Mama in highschool (which obviously I was not) I could be a grandmother.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Schlep'in the Schwepps...

Okay so I you know I am mentally ill--I confess to it. But now I have proof that Mr T is also mentally ill. It is no wonder why we make a such a compatible pair. WE ARE MENTALLY ILL TOGETHER.

So I spend the weekend cleaning the garage last week. I was in sheer in a mood to toss crap away. So I organized the wall of cabinets by taking everything out and then creating two piles. Pile one was the put back into the cabinets and pile two was the donation pile.

One of the cabinets is the beer-soda-mixer-drink cabinet (doesn't everyone have one of these in their garages?) This cabinets purpose is kinda of the staging/storage area before they move into the outside drink fridge (you do have one of those right?) Okay, so...I decided to reorganize it and here is what I came across.

We have been Schlepping the Schweppes since 1997...YES that is right 1997 which means BEFORE we were married. TWO houses ago. YES this bottle has sat in the fridges of three different homes. THAT IS SICK AND WRONG!

So when I point this out to Mr T what does he say? "looks like we need to start drinking more gin and tonics?" ahhhhh so is my life...

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Ummm No You Are Mistaken...

So I enrolled MeiMei in the PreKindergarten Readiness Free Summer School Program today. Now the operative word here is Free. After all that is what caught my attention in the first place about this program. It is a five week program that runs the same time as Tobbers school program and Noleys Art camp. I was trying to figure out what to do with MeiMei and when I learned about the program I decided to sign up. What I soon learned was the the program was for targeted kids who may not be ready or have had limited exposure to what they need to know in Kindergarten. Since MeiMei has been identified with an IEP for speech she technically qualifies so I thought what the heck especially since one of the sites is near us. So I took MeiMei to registration and while I was completing the paperwork, she started to get antsy. The office person, was conducting the evaluation interview to see if she would qualify when MeiMei picks up the program brochure and starts reading it. Yep full on reading everyword on the page that she either knew or could sound out. I thought the woman was going to fall out of her chair. She asked me "is she reading that brochure?" "Uhhhhh No...she cannot read.. she is just pretending" (all the while biting my tongue because I really want her to get in the program and not rejected because she CAN read). Of course when we got the car I was not sure to beam with pride or be miffed about blowing our chance at the summer program. Guess time will tell.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

When Mom's Away the Children will Play

This is what happens when I go away for the day...Yikes
Linjit!!!!! There is a wide space between helocopter parenting and freerange parenting...