Tuesday, April 21, 2009


Some of my favorites this week:

"Come on mom! Let's race. But don't go in front of me and be slower than me."

"Hi Danyoooo, oh you cute boy, come here, who's mama's cute boy? Oops. Heh. I mean, who's Avee's cute boy?"

And my friend's 9 year old daughter after discovering the joys of cookie dough at our house: She and Bo and Avee were all three taking turns sneaking into the kitchen and getting mouths full. I finally got after all three and said pretty sternly, "Stop getting into it, I don't want another person touching it!" She answered, with complete sincerity, "I'm sorry, I won't be able to stay out of it, you're just going to have to hide it."

I am heading out of town, tomorrow. We're going to visit the aunt and uncle and grandmas and grandpas. My kids are really really really excited. I am ditching everyone too and having a child-free weekend. I'm so excited I can hardly stand it.

I am going to sleep in.
I am going to eat my meals slowly and not share a single bite with anyone.
I am not going to cut anyone's food.
I'm going to read more than 2 paragraphs at a time.
I am going to take showers without someone either hollering outside the door, or climbing on everything inside the bathroom.
I'm not going to say "Because I said so" for at least two full days.
I'm gonna get my toes pertified.
I'm not going to spend one single minute trying to figure out why the almost two year old won't stop yelling or crying.
I will only buckle myself into a car for at least 4 days straight.
I won't have to make Bo practice the violin.
I don't have to go to work.
I won't have to watch kid shows.
I will get lost at least 17 times.
I will miss J.
I will miss my kids.
But not enough to stay with them. :)

I doubt I will blog before then, but I won't make any promises.
Have a great week!


Heffalump said...

I am going away from most of my kids this weekend too! Baby B is coming with me because it is a GIRLS' weekend, and she is still nursing. We are going to enjoy time without any boys getting in our faces, and it will be nice and quiet, and I will be seeing my sisters and my Mom and some friends as well!

Howertons in Iowa said...

Have fun in TEXAS and While you are missing me, you only HAVE to do ONE Thing. Seriously!

BRING BACK NICE WARM SUN SHINY FLIP FLOP WEARING GOTTA WEAR MY SHADES kind of weather. All nicely packaged in a perty jar with a ribbon around it:)

That is all

Mikelene said...

Wait a sec...are you visiting Tori??? Enjoy your momcation! Oh to not have to listen to my 2 yr old scream for no apparent reason...that would be divine.

And, thank you, for the kind comments on my blog. I would share sour gummies & chocolate with you any day. :)

Mikelene said...

Almost forgot:
The way that Avee is so sweet to her little brother makes me smile every time you post something along those lines.

dancin' momma said...

Oh please take me with you!

Super L said...

Are you listening, Anonymous? Nobody is ABANDONING her children, and selfishly taking a whole weekend off FOR HERSELF! How are you not all over this? Can you BELIEVE this woman? She doesn't even deserve to have kids if she doesn't want to spend every waking moment for the rest of her life within three feet of all of them. Jeez.

Super L said...

PS if you come visit me, it will be like going to a resort. Guest room with personal bathroom, fresh flowers every day, $6 pedicures, $10 massages, pool, tennis, maid, in-house Indian restaurant . . .

And you could visit the Great Wall.

I'm just sayin.

ucmama said...

Super L, if I had the money to just get there, I would. But it would be mostly to hang out with you and talk about cool things. In CHINA! um, maybe you should just call me sometime - that would probably be cheaper.

This is Nobo's blog?

Anyway, yes, that 9 year old was in fact, incredibly sincere. Have fun in Tay-xus. And I'm with Mama Howerton, bring back some warm weather.


Klin said...

Wish I was going on a mom-cation. I could sure use one.

S said...

Ok now I feel like I am getting the short end of the stick!
But hey I may manage to achieve the same thing if I work this just right:))))

Anonymous said...

HAve a great time!!! Drive safe

MommyJ said...


But still happy you get to go. :)

Plain Jame said...

I'm... sorry... you lost me at "cookie dough". it's all a blur after that.

megachick said...


Tori :) said...

You won't cut my food? Or share your's? I can yell outside the bathroom door if you want me to...

Mycurlyhairdays said...

Live it up!!! There is nothing like a Chicks Getaway! I missed mine this year and I'm feeling it!
Love the cookie dough story! ucmama is a great mom with awesome kids!
Yes, to the warm weather please!

Carrot Jello said...

Say hi to your blog friends for me.

No Cool Story said...

I am not going to cut anyone's food.

UGH! What the hey!

Barnecked Lady said...

You may not have to cut anyone's food, but apparently no one told you have to wipe my butt for me. lol.

Sketchy said...

You and your pertified toes have a great time!

Suzanne said...

"I'm sorry, I won't be able to stay out of it, you're just going to have to hide it." Sadly, this is how I am with cookie dough too! ***hangs head in shame***

I can't wait to hear about your wonderful weekend. I hope to see a post about it soon! :)

Tori :) said...

Thanks for cutting Taj's food for him while you were here...