It's the most wonderful time of the year, and also the most exhausting. I feel like I should have hired a nanny for the month of October. I am throwing so much of myself into Halloween, there's just nothing left right now.
I'm still working on our zombie graveyard. It's tough, because there are a lot of electrical components that I can't put out until the big day. And it might rain. If it does rain on Halloween in Massachusetts, you will know instantly, no matter where you are, because my cries of anguish will echo throughout the mother fucking land.
Annnd the kid party. Yeah, we're hosting the kids' party in one week. I've gotten the goody bags all set, but that's all. I have one activity in my head, but I haven't done anything about it. Menu? Nothin'. So I should probably get my shit together, huh?
What I WroteOne thing. One damn thing. But I worked really hard on it, and it's getting a shit-ton of traffic, so I'm pretty proud. Are you one of the seven people on Earth who's yet to read In defense of Maria Kang? Dude, even my grandmother has read it. And she shared it on Facebook. You're so behind the times. Get on that.
What I ReadOne of my favorite bloggers, Vikki from Laugh Lines, recently came out of the closet. Not the gay closet; the Parkinson's closet. She'd received her diagnosis years ago, and then denied, denied, denied. She finally had to admit to herself, and then to all of us, that this is really happening. Then she saw the doctor and got some medicine.Then, she made fun of her tremor. That's what I'm linking here. It's like "The Michael J. Fox Show," but funnier.
When we were young and had all the time in the world, my husband and I were Red Sox fans. Don't get me wrong; we still are, but I mean, we were big fans. I think we watched every game of the 2004 season. Yes, that was the curse-ending season. And yes, I still believe that they won the World Series thanks in no small part to my support. But since our son was born, we haven't made time for our Sox. I've been feeling guilty. Nicole Leigh Shaw, Tyop Aretist reminds me how great it is to be a Sox fan, and I am totally planning on making some sort of effort to try and see if I could maybe watch a game, thanks to her. Probably.
Before my son was born, I had it all figured out. Didn't we all? Except for one thing. One big thing. You see, when I was a teenager, I did... things. Things I don't want my kid to do. And I know that in a few years, I'll need to give him that talk that all parents give. The one about just saying no, and all that. But what happens when he asks if I just said no? I totally said, "Yes, please!" And I don't lie to him. Never, ever. This is the one parenting thing I've been really dreading. That is, until Erin and Ellen of Sisterhood of the Sensible Moms wrote the greatest analogy ever that completely solves my problem. I'm kicking myself for not figuring it out myself! And I'm so very relieved.
Tweets I Enjoyed
So I guess I'll wash my hair today because it is almost waterproofed with dry shampoo.
— Lori Wescott (@LoriWescott) October 23, 2013
No, I'm not sitting in the car in the garage, playing on FB because I'm dreading the mess in the house. Nope. Not me.
— JD Bailey (@JDhonestMom) October 23, 2013
Tripped over a pair of boots in the living room and right before hollering out, "damnit, Raymond!", I realized they were mine... Oops.
— Marissa Ann Peterson (@MarissaPeterso) October 23, 2013
No work today,staying at home and calling doctor. One good point, I do not have to hear the camel hump day impersonations over and over,,,
— Anja (@LoveLiveCreate_) October 23, 2013
Is it possible to be intimidated by a pile of laundry? I'm pretty sure this mountain of clothes I have to fold just called me its bitch.
— Momma of Midgard (@MidgardMomma) October 25, 2013
Child: Mom. I'm going to do something, and it's not dangerous. OK? So close your eyes. Hahahahahaha hell no.
— It's Not Like a Cat (@notlikeacat) October 25, 2013
No, Captcha, YOU prove you're not a robot.
— Michelle (@RageMichelle) October 25, 2013
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Alright, I've got a party to get to. I'm super psyched! Have you guessed what our costumes are yet? I'll do the big reveal at 8:00 pm Eastern time on my Facebook page. Go like me, and be sure to select "Show in News Feed" so you don't miss it!