Oh storm season. Living in southeast Florida during an active hurricane season is stressful. But probably not in the way you'd think.
A few days ago, I was in the car line waiting to pick up the monsters (if you follow on Instagram, you know I more than a couple minutes to spend in line). This one particular day I was feeling very "with it" and brought my laptop with me. I thought "Oh, look at how prepared I am, and how awesome of a human I am that I can work while sitting in this ridiculous line of vehicles." And by "work", I mean write... So I put the car in park, turn the radio down to concentrate, pull out the computer. This is when I realize that I don't have wifi in the car and won't actually be blogging. Another thing I learned --- it's hella awkward to sit in the driver's seat with a MacBook open. It took me (literally) 5 minutes to wiggle around and get comfy. I have never been so grateful for the dark windows. Anyone watching would have found me hysterical.
I get comfy. And start writing.
Since I last posted, we have survived the LONGEST WEEK EVER!
It has been an incredibly emotional week. Definitely felt as if it was longer than just seven days. Seriously.
It wasn't bad. Just super stress emotional roller coaster.
First day of school at a new school. SmallStu first on Monday. She was happy to go. We had been prepping all summer for the transition. I had always been focusing on the adventure side of the change. I didn't want to put any fears into her head if they weren't already there.
When we told the kids in June that they would be attending a different school in the fall, SmallStu cried. TinyStu yelled "WHAT?!?!" SmallStu cried because she was worried about leaving her friends. SmallStu has spent four school years at the same place with the same friends. Naturally the idea of leaving the friends and environment she has known was daunting. I assured her that we were not dumping the friends we've had. We love our friends. And playdates will happen. Anytime she wants.
Seriously. I have a problem.
I can not stop reading. Stu calls me a Nerd - a title I proudly wear. And it's one I've been super proud to pass on to SmallStu too. =) She's my mini-nerd.
I have this dream that I get to just lounge around all day reading. Reading and eating.
No kidding, Stu actually thinks that's what I do. I have no idea where he gets that idea from, but I'd give just about anything for it to be true.
Doesn't it sound amazing? Get up in the morning. Make lunches & breakfasts. Get kids off to school. Come home, curl up on a chaise with a new book and a steaming cup of Joe. *sigh* Heaven.
The older I get, the more nerdy, conservative, grumpy I get. Lately I've been getting super annoyed each time I go on Facebook. I think Facebook and other social media outlets and apps have turned us into a narcissistic group of douchebags...
Ok now while I rant about this, I realize that I am a hypocrite. I use social media. A lot. I am obsessed with Instagram. In fact, I wish more of my friends were on there. I just want to look at your pics, double tap if I love it and move on to the next friend. I don't want to read a 7 line status update about your cat. I don't want to read about your political views and intolerances. I definitely don't want to read about your low self-esteem cries for love. Get over yourself. All of us need to get over ourselves.
I know I am totally biased, but I think I have super adorable children. SmallStu has always been a cutie-pie. So has TinyStu.
For a while now, we at home, have noticed he goes crossed eyed a lot. And all year at school his teachers told me he would get really close to his papers... and they thought he might need glasses. So I had his vision tested at the pediatrician's office at his 5 year check up.
Nothing super fancy here... Just crazy stories from our day to day life. Or random thoughts from my brain. Enjoy.