Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Gabservations

The Mum's point of view...
  • Fourth-grade homework is much worse the second time around.
  • Thirty minutes on the treadmill seems like 2.5 hours, while the two-and-a-half-hour-child-free-preschool block disappears in a 30 minute blink.
  • Home-bottled pears are divine.
  • An afternoon spent laughing on a friend's leather sofa is worth a few late-night loads of laundry.
  • It's weird to get voice mail from Barack and John Mc on the same day.
  • When Daddy is out of town, it is ok to have Family Night in the car. Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth really know how to lead an inspired opening song. And Wendy's drive-thru provides delightful refreshments.
  • Two four year old boys + automatic carwash = nirvana.

24 comments:

Kara Jayne said...

Thanks for the warning about 4th grade (next year).

Sounds like the perfect FHE to me.

Lisa R.D. said...

We've done Family Night in the car too... if only we'd included a song from Wicked to bring some more life to it!

HILLARY said...

sounds divine to me. What is it about the treadmill/school thing anyway?

Bridget said...

I totally agree about the treadmill/ preschool hours too. Thanks for making me feel not so bad about having FHE in the car on a regular basis.

Amy said...

Wow, I can't wait until I have a 2 1/2 hr kid free block of time!

wenderful said...

I love your "mum's point of view". Genius!

Jill said...

The brutal truth...I agree!

Paige said...

You went thru the drive through tonight!!! the horror.

diane said...

I like your Gabservations. Imagine an afternoon on a friend's sofa eating bottled pears while Wicked is playing in the background...the thought makes me happy.

Rochelleht said...

Oh, I'm SO glad I don't live in a battleground state. Though, it would be nice to really feel like my vote is needed.

Christie said...

Amen to all of it, most especially FHE in the car and Wendy's drive-thru. And I think the homework is getting worse. I never did half the things McKay is doing until I was in middle school.

Lauren in GA said...

Aw rats. I thought I was special because Barack and John Mc have been calling me personally.

My boys love the carwash, too. Brian will always say when we pass it, "Mom, I think the car is REALLY dirty." with a hopeful tone in his voice.

Laurie said...

So insightful! Especially the treadmill phenomenon. I love your gabservations.

Kenny and Linsey said...

hear hear for inspiration drawn from Wicked!

Cathy said...

Your observations are too true! And I am always thinking my prespective is off, I just did not see things as they really are!

andrea said...

there is a maternal time warp. that's how you explain the discrepancy. it's part of the torture we are to endure in this life.

Melissa-Mc said...

Sounds like a fun Family Home Evening. We all have to defy gravity somehow.

Hollyween said...

I keep hearing about home bottled pears. I really wish someone would teach me canning techniques. Because I have NONE.

I have a feeling I'd really love your home. Every time I see your yellow walls, I just feel sort of home-y. Love it.

Ilene said...

Playing on scooters counts for F.H.E. right?

I manage to get refreshments stuffed into my body whether or not it is Monday night. Unfortunately, I no longer have a pregnant belly to hide behind.

Emy5 said...

Wait til you get to eight grade homework, ha ha ha!

Loved the gabservations.

Emy5 said...

I'm probably not much help cos I can't spell eighth!

D-dawg said...

I so agree on the alone time going by way too fast and exercise time never ending! UH! Love the FHE in the car idea.

Marci said...

I agree on the treadmill thing - it seems to go on forever! And FHE in the car - great idea!!

Jessica said...

No one famous ever calls me...I want to live in a battleground state.

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