Tuesday, June 23, 2009
The Impressionable Stage - Random Thoughts
I am joining Keely's Random Thought Tuesday today. Thought I'd give it a try regardless of how random, possibly weird my thoughts may be.
Does everyone have an "impressionable stage" in their relationships early on or is it just me? My dear, loving hubby went through what I like to call an "impressionable stage." This consists of doing things I am interested in such as hiking, mountain biking, snow/water skiing, etc. I'd like to think he was wooing me, but I could be wrong. Why can't this stage go on forever? Or is this just a ploy to give me what I want early on and then drop the act as soon as he gets what he wants.
Why is it when a family goes camping the woman gets to do all the work? Packing, shopping, unpacking, cooking, cleaning, organizing, reorganizing, etc. Men, they get all the fun! Fishing, 4 wheeling, dirt biking, socializing, etc. Don't get me wrong, I love to go camping, I just hate that most of the "duties" of camping are left to me. This must have been another of the "impressional stage" things because I recall getting more help with the duties before we were married. Hmmm, beginning to see a pattern here.
Am I the only living mother who doesn't have any interest in "throwing" my kids a birthday party? I mean honsestly, they are way out of control! Spend all kinds of money on gifts, party favors, food, decorations, etc. just to have it all unappreciated. Besides, party favors end up being junk that breaks in a matter of minutes because they are ALL made in CHINA. Half the stuff my kids bring home ends up in the garbage with in 5 minutes of playing with it. JUNK I tell ya.
When did the movies get so expensive? I took the boys to see UP and it cost me $50. Really? $50? I bought 4 tickets......matinee tickes, a small popcorn for the boys to share, a soda for each of the boys, and a box of Junior Mints for us all to share.......$50! Unbelieveable. As if those actors/actresses didn't make enough flippin' money! Thank goodness for $1 movies in the summer time.
What is it with boys and destruction? I am telling you, I can't have anything nice because they destroy it. Sometimes intentionally, sometimes not. The kicker is that they destroy MY stuff, not their or their dad's, but mine. The latest? The CD player in the truck. Boy #1 thought it would be cool to put a CD in the player with the truck off and the player totally full of CD's. Result? Can't get ANY out! Try as I might, I get CD ERROR every time I attempt to eject. Nothing of mine is sacred.
I think I may be a little crazy in the head. I am contemplating another 1/2 marathon, just 2 weeks before the Nike 1/2 marathon. I said contemplating....but am leaning heavily towards doing it. Keely how is the training going?