Dec 11, 2008

Couple Things.

For all of you who left me tips, tricks and ideas on Tuesday...WOW! I loved hearing from all of you either over email or through your comments. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Some of you had ideas that were really good. Some were really hard. And some were really not gonna happen in a million years. (Seriously, y'all can get your husband to do his own clothes? How is that possible?)

Sidney made me tired just listening to her. Single mom of six? Can someone say
V-A-C-A-T-I-O-N??? I think we should all take up a love offering in her name. Can I get a whatwhat? Somehow she made loading two kids into a car without sweating sound a bit silly.

Sarah W. says she cleans because "she loves to clean?" Did I hear that right? Because if I did, then Sarah W. I would like to personally invite you over to my house for some chicken salad and a dust mop. Not necessarily in that order.

I agree with NC that carrying around a pen and paper at all times is a MUST! If it can't go on a list then I can't do it. That's pretty much my motto. But how her and Amber get their kids to go down at 7PM I will never understand. Trust me friends, that's another topic for another day.

A couple of you, like Katy, suggested I check out flylady. I'm not sure what that's all about, but I promise to check her out. But if you see in your local newspaper a headline that reads, "Tennessee Woman With Spit-up On Her Shirt Goes Berserk On Flylady's Unwarranted Demands" - you'll know it's me.

And I have to say that Teri from Indiana was absolutely no help to me at all - for she sounded waaayyy to much like me.

But your tips were great and I appreciate them. How nice that we have a little community here where we can help each other out. Even if that does mean you all help me with an area of my life that (let's be honest) will never, ever change. And I continue to accept your help with the empty promises that it will, all the while knowing that both of us are bound for disappointment.

But hey! I've always been one to look reality in the eye and deny it. And it's always worked for me.

Thank you very much.


On another note...Bubba / Brandon is thrilled at the response his holiday tips received yesterday. Some of you thought he was so cute, which was astonishing considering he looked like a total goofus in that picture.

But hey! Different strokes for different folks.

He did want me to mention three very important things to the ladies who were turned on by his UPS status. (All two of you).

1. He is single. Very, very, very single.

2. He is not afraid of commitment.

and lastly...

3. That UPS suit is a tear-away.

His words, not mine. Gross.


When we went to pick Remi up from school the other day her teacher mentioned what a good girl she had been that day. I believe she used words like "helper," "lovey," "patient". Pretty much the words every mother wants to hear but never gets to hear.

So when we got in the car the AG and I asked her how her day at school was...

AG: Remi, did you have a good day at school?

Remi: I hit.

AG: You what?

Remi: I hit my friends.

AG: I hope that's not true Remi.

Remi: Yep, I hit. I hit my friends.

AG: Well, if that's true then you know that there will be no cartoon when you get home. No movies or cartoon at all for the rest of the day.


AG: So is it true what you said? Did you really hit your friends?

Remi: Hold on let me think...maybe I did, maybe I didn't.

Keep your chins up, my lovelies, tomorrow is Friday.


Melissa said...

Don't just want to kiss and smack your kids all at the same time when they make a comment like that??? I know I do! We think if they are only 3 or 4 they can't be as smart as us, but we are sadly mistaken, are we not?


Big Nanny said...

That's why I didn't leave you any tips the other day, I know that you're not gonna change.

Sissy said...

Love that Remi...she sure knows how to make a momma smile! What a kid.

Candice said...

God love that child! She is too stinkin cute for her own good ;)

Jenn said...

I don't have kids (single - never married!), but Remi sounds like my friend's daughter -- the daughter I get to babysit frequently. She's so cute!!

And Brandon/Bubba's #3 made me both laugh AND blush.


Melissa said...

That's a true sign of intelligence in your daughter right there. She is a genius. My son did something similiar yesterday when asked about something that happened at school. He told me his teacher must have him confused with someone else.....They learn so early to fib. Born into that sinful nature....thank you for Jesus.

Lynda said...

Remi is as funny as her mom!

Rhonda said...

Since I didn't leave you any amazing advice the other day, I basically just made fun of his "tear away" UPS sweaterdress, I will offer you that advice today.

Never, EVER, tell a child the consequences BEFORE you ask for their honest answer. Ever. lol

Good for Remi for picking up on that. She's cute AND smart!

Carrie said...

I've been out of the loop for a few days, but I just got here & read your housework post...I get so behind on housework, and then I get just totally overwhelmed & stressed out...flylady is super overwhelming to me as a whole...but one thing she says that I use is a weekly plan. i have assigned my weekly housework chores to a list of what I'll do each day...and if I have to miss a day because of MOPS or whatever, at least I know it was done the week before, or I can make it up on another day...anyway, it works for me, I guess! :)

Anonymous said...

I was overwhelmed by FlyLady's "demands" at first too. I know what's realistic for me and that WAS NOT. Just had "failure" written all over it. So now I just sift through what she says and use what I can. She's more of an inspiration than anythingelse. I clean my sink everytime I clean the kitchen, and wipe down the bathroom in the morning as I use it. I also do at least 2 loads of laundry a day. Other than that, I've failed to stick with a plan.
Melissa, just wait until Remi is old enough to help out. That's when your house will look it's best. Hahahaha

Sidney (Sixy Mama) said...

Yes, I am tired......and I've HEARD of vacation...

Waitin' on that love offering.....

You're awesome!

Sarah W. said...

Oh my gosh, I am famous now. How exciting I got a blog mention. If I lived closer to you, I would totally clean. I would exchange a meal anyday of the week because I am a bad cook.
I feel so nerdy that I like to clean, but its true. However, I am not an artist at all.....and I would trade cleanliness for artistic talent. If that makes you feel any better.