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Thursday, March 3, 2011

Rip Van Winkle...that guy had it made.

Remember when your entire existence didn't revolve around the next time you would get some actual sleep?  I long for those days of ignorant bliss.  Those days that I thought that staying up past 1 a.m. to cram for the next day's exam was a "rough" night.  Now my entire day is spent "planning" a nap schedule.  The upside to this is that it gives the illusion of being a great mom.  I pack my kids up and take them to the park on nice days and we stay for hours just playing and running.   Of course this is a healthy activity, but that's not the reason that I, or any of the other moms for that matter, are out enjoying the sunshine.  You see, it's all part of the plan.  If you let your kids run until they fall over, you have a much better chance of snagging a couple of hours of sleep yourself.  That's right moms...you're not fooling anyone.  We all know the drill because we're all plotting the same thing!     You can also take it up a notch by bringing a healthy snack to the park.  Throw a few strawberries and sliced apples in a bag and you can sit back and smile smugly as Momma To The Right is fishing out french fries and burgers to her poor malnourished children.  She doesn't need to know that you spent all day yesterday in your bathrobe preparing meals like "deep-fried hot dog smothered in cheese sauce." (sure to be a crowd favorite by the way). It doesn't matter, because TODAY you are super-healthy, super-rested, super-mom!  You chase your kids around the park and giggle with them as if just last night you weren't threatening to put a lock on the outside of their bedroom doors.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

6 comments:

  1. Callie -- she's totally calling you out on the fries and burgers ;) HA! HA! HA!

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  2. I am still laughing my but off at the Rip Van Winkle thing- you have been at the hospital too long! Callie, if she is talking about you-I immediately thought she was talking about me with the french fries!-damn those fries! I figure I can burn them off at the park, yeah, sitting watching kids run around...damn those fries!!!

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  3. HEY!!! I resent that remark!! Ok, Ok, I also resemble it...

    You are freakin' hilarious sis, I'm so glad other people have to listen to your crazy antics. I feel as though the rest of the world is now living my life.

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  4. I still remember the first one we had with you. Even your dad was there, the first time we met him. Kayla threw a massive fit where I had to throw her under my arm, drag her to the car and take her down to ADM where jason threatened to leave her in the cornfields. I was so embarrassed. Damn, I miss those days....and you too.

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  5. We have a park right across the street from our house, which will make the plan you have indicated very effective for the Gates children! (Mwaa haa haa!)

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