It’s been a big week around here. Thanks to Pop Sugar and Huffington Post sharing a recent post of mine, there are over 100 new Using Our Words fans following my Facebook page. If you happen to be one of them, welcome! I’m thrilled to have you over there, and hopefully here too. Especially Lenny. That’s right, he promised that he would join Facebook to become my 1000th like…and he did! The best part? Now every single thing I post will get at least one like. (Right, babe?)
Lesson #1: When it comes to getting a (way-too-early) head start on Christmas, Target isn’t alone. Little has been working on his letter to Santa for 2 weeks now.
Lesson #2: I’m feeding my kids better stuff than I thought—literally and figuratively. When I told Pink that Little was full of bologna, she had no idea what that was and responded with, “Little’s full of smart and funny!”
Lesson #3: When she’s not screaming at him, she actually believes it. Now, instead of missing me at school and ballet, she cries, “I miss my brothers!”
Lesson #4: It’s a bit of a waste of time to try to rationalize anything with a girl who thinks a raccoon comes in her room each night to turn off the light.
Lesson #5: I’m pretty sure I need to enroll in preschool. According to Pink, they have a Jewelry Fairy who comes and leaves treasures all over the playground. Me? I only get visits from her evil stepsister, the Dirty Tissue Fairy.
Lesson #6: The math book writers of the world need to take note… Requiring students to use newspaper for homework assignments is really only challenging for parents. You know, the ones who read everything online now.
Lesson #7: Eight is a little young (and noon is a little early) for your kid to ask you, “When are we gonna pass around the booze?!” It’s quite a relief to quickly realize that booze=Boos, part of a fun neighborhood Halloween tradition.
Lesson #8: You know you’re old when you accidentally turn to a non-Radio Disney station and are absolutely appalled by the real lyrics to songs.
Lesson #9: One of the downsides of having a husband who travels? He doesn’t do the dinner dishes when he’s away. One of the upsides of having a husband who travels? I don’t do the dinner dishes when he’s away.
Lesson #10: I’m not sure what it says about us that Lenny and I hadn’t been to see a (kid-free) movie together in more years than we could remember and, when we finally busted out, we saw Gone Girl.
Everybody needs a little crazy and a whole lotta love in their world, right? Thanks to all of you lovely new and long-time readers, this week I’m feeling a whole lot more love than crazy. And that, my friends, is a very good thing.