Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Vacation, All I ever wanted. Vacation, Had to get away...

So I took the past week off since the Wonderboy was on vacation and I wanted a break from work.  I learned a few things along the way:

1.  No matter how long 7 days sounds at the beginning of the week, it is definitely not enough time to get everything done.

2.  Also challenging is the idea of "getting things done" when you have two kids running around.  See this example of what I mean (there's actual math involved!)

3.  I have figured something out about myself.  I may not be the crafty Mom, or the sporty Mom, or the Mom that will play Bakugan with you for hours.  But I will be the Mom who will get up in front of an audience and embarrass herself if my kids think it's cool.  We were at a kids show on Wednesday - two guys who sing funny songs and dance around, etc. One of the numbers had kids going up and putting on silly hats and costumes.  I'm encouraging Wonderboy to raise his hand, which he is only lukewarm about.  Then the performer guy says, "Now we need a grown up to come up here!"  Wonderboy immediately says, "Raise your hand, Mom!"  I'm pretty sure I was the only adult to do so.  Up I go to become the "robot" with a wire mesh trash can on my head and my middle wrapped in tin foil.  In front of a good portion of town.  That's the kind of thing I will do in a heartbeat.  Hell, I was in the drama club in high school and I'll never hesitate to get some extra attention - plus, and more importantly - both Wonderboy and Pixie thought I was awesome.

4.  There is really nothing better then a night away with your sisters.  No husbands or kids - just us.  We stayed in the hotel where I work, went and had our toes done, drinks and dinner.  Good conversations and lots of laughter.  (And thanks to those husbands and kids who let us escape for the night!)

5.  If you have kids who are six and older I whole-heartedly  recommend "How to Train Your Dragon."  Have you seen these new 3-D movies??  I have not seen Avatar so this was my first experience and I have to say - amazing.  Also?  It was a really fun flick.  Wonderboy and I went to a matinee on Friday when Pixie was in daycare and we both loved it.

6.  I like these cows.  I pass by them on my way to and from work.  They're excellent.

I want to take this calf home with me, it's so freaking cute.

Finally, I want to say thanks for everyone's kind words last week.  Starting my vacation going to a wake and a funeral was pretty awful, not that it would have been better at any other time.  Christine has been away with her girls, but I hope to get together with her soon.  I will pass along all of your heartfelt thoughts.