Stormy days

My kids have been off from school since Thursday in preparation for Hurricane Florence. The county is being magnanimous and using a handful of schools as shelters for evacuees from the coast. Instead of cancelling these designated schools, all 175 schools have been off. My kids were also taken out of school in observance of Rosh Hashana on Monday and Tuesday. So essentially this is like a second summer vacation for them, only after two weeks of school.

The first two days, the kids played outside and spent time with friends. My middle child learned to ride his bike independently after months of struggling, which was a huge win for him!

Now, It’s pretty much survival of the fittest around here. My parenting skills aren’t going to win me any prizes. This morning consisted of Mike reading the kids 802 pages of the second book of Harry Potter, followed by a 3 plus hour viewing of the movie (including commercials). During the Harry Potter marathon, I disappeared to the gym that I have been making donations to for the last few months. (I have been working out, just not there. They only have a pull up bar for me to hang upside down on.)

Not today…

After a 2.5 hour workout, I came home exhausted. I allowed the kids to entertain themselves for about 45 minutes by talking to Siri on an old cell phone, while I stared like a zombie at my phone.

“Siri- are you a poopy butt?” “Siri, do you like to eat hot dogs?” “Siri- when was the last time you farted?” Yes, I allowed this to go on for close to an hour. I contemplated taking the chipping nail polish off my nails, but that required too much effort.

Other highlights of the day include- walking Reese in the rain

Afterwards, I cleaned out the old food in the refrigerator. This consisted of purple sour cream, red ricotta cheese, green moldy apple pie, and some old yellow corn that smelled like dog vomit. (I may be embellishing just a little on the colors of my rotten food.) It was definitely an experience that delighted all of the senses!

My culinary skills have been on point this weekend as well! Around 4pm, after someone told me that they didn’t have lunch, I allowed them to dine on a nutritious meal of chips and queso dip. I had to be reminded about 6 times to boil water for the pasta that my kids will feast on for dinner. Fancy, right?

My daughter and I also sorted through some bags of hand me downs. She modeled many of the “new to her” outfits.

The kids are fighting, making weird noises, and I am trying to write. Mike found a bottle of Jagermeister older than my eldest child and figured we should finish it off. (There was only a shot and a half left- not even enough to take the edge off).

We apparently transported this bottle all the way from NJ 10 years ago with less than 2 shots left in it. Smart, huh?

Mike is now trying to play chess with the kids, while I type this post on my phone. My 4 year old daughter, who oddly has a better understanding of chess than I do, is screaming for a turn. I tried for 30 seconds to calm her before giving up. I think Mike may be up for some parenting awards between the Harry Potter bonanza and this chess tutorial. I probably wouldn’t even be considered for an honorable mention.

I can’t wait to see what tomorrow brings! I am looking forward to my dentist appointment on Monday. I hope it isn’t cancelled.


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22 thoughts on “Stormy days

  1. Another excellent and funny post!

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  2. The ecard is just perfect.
    You;re looking forward to a dentist visit. Must be rough.
    I hope next week brings you more energy and peace of mind.

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    1. Thank you for all your comments today!! I look forward to checking out your blog as well. Some energy and peace of mind would be wonderful.

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      1. It was my pleasure.
        Have a great week!

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  3. This was total fun read. Though I do not experience such loving madness often but admire you managing all wonderfully.

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    1. Glad you enjoyed my madness! Thanks for commenting!!


  4. I hope you are all safe a doing okay after the storm, I know how hard hurricane season can be. We have a a lot of family in the outer banks area that left to come see us in GA for the weekend. Our thoughts are with your all.

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    1. Thank you! I am in Charlotte and fortunately we did not have any damage. I hope your family is ok!!


  5. Stay safe during the storm! What an honest and funny look at your life! I’m glad the siri questions are similar to my house!

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    1. Haha! I’m glad I’m not alone with my kids asking Siri asinine question. I typically keep it real with my blog!


  6. Unplanned school days off can make everyone go a little stir crazy. I’m glad you got the chance to get out to the gym, though. I know for me that can make all the difference in a day like you had!

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    1. I agree! Working out is how I get my sanity back!


  7. I think you might be my soul mate! Long workouts, Harry Potter and Jagermeister. Love it!

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    1. I think we would get along quite well! 😊. I probably could benefit from your financial acumen!


  8. I feel you, sister! I’m happy for the sunshine again. Yah to bike riding victories!

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    1. It was a long couple of days, but we made it through! The bike riding was a huge one for him b/c all his buddies in the neighborhood can ride.


  9. The e card at the end is the summary of the whole post. Funny one. Hope you have something better waiting for you next week and some peace as well.


  10. I totally relate, I am a mom of two kids and a crazy dog… I know you know this, but you’ll have better days. I hope the hurricane won’t hit hard where you live!

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    1. We were fortunately fine! Areas not too far from me were hit pretty hard.

      Parenting is no joke, but I’m glad I can laugh about it from time to time.

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