Sunday, August 31, 2008

The Rules of the Road

We walked over to my mom's house on Friday and the trip was slightly longer than usual.... It takes an adult, walking at a normal speed, 20 min to walk from our house to my mom's. With the kids, on a good day, it takes roughly 35 min. On Friday it took an HOUR!! Really coming near to the end I was starting to wonder why on earth I ever decided to have kids, etc (come on you have to admit that most of you have wondered that as some point).

The reason it took so long was this: Rourke's scooter broke on Thursday which was a terrible loss as he is very attached to his "speed machine". Brad, knowing this came home with a brand new one which he was very excited to try out on the way to Oma's (Flemish word for Granny) house. The problem came with the fact that Riley's scooter was at oma's house so they spent the whole time arguing & making deals as to who gets to ride it when and for how long.

At loooong last we had reached the last traffic light, the end was in sight.... While waiting for the light to change so we could cross a young guy came and stood on the other side of me. Right at the same moment Riley got tired of waiting for green stepping off the side walk this guy did the same. Only, I spotted what Riley was doing and told her: "Hold on, get back on the side walk we only cross on green, you really should know better." The guy, stepped back onto the side walk and waited for me to give the go ahead: "ok, now that the light is green we can cross".

Riley is starting "Big school" tomorrow, can't believe it..... Not sure how I feel about it either, will post and let you know how it all went.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Getting Dressed for Dinner

I wasn't planning on writing 2 blogs in a row but my darling daughter has driven me to it.

My mom is off to Ireland for her friends brothers wedding & my brother and his wife are expecting their 2nd baby any day now so we have decided to go out for dinner (despite being on diet).

Dinner is about 3 hours from now & she's busy getting dressed.

Have I ever told you that my Riley has a flair for the dramatic? Well, as a friend described her the other day, Riley is a bit of a Prima Donna. (which is very true, only I have no idea who she gets it from).

So, out she comes having put on a flower girl dress, she wore to her uncle's wedding 2½ years ago. Only, she's gone through a growth spurt recently so it was very tight. She also informed me that she was planning on wearing her mask (she made it at school & is, true to her style, very elaborate).

My daughter is very annoyed with me now, lying here next to me on the bed in a pair of jeans & a lovely purple knit top. So much better suited to Pablo's (the Mexican restaurant we are going to tonight).

Food Glorious Food

You know how when you really try not to think about something, it's all you can think about? Well Brad is on diet (a much needed one but that is neither here nor there). Him & one of his barmen have a bet on with each other, whoever loses the most weight by a certain set date will receive 300 euros from the other one. This is quite a good incentive & one that is much needed.

I have decided to join (also cause it's much needed) unofficially.

All our conversations are about food, what we feel like eating, when we can eat, what we'll eat for dinner/lunch. It's all we can think about, all the time....

I used to have really good self control and watching what I eat has never been hard for me until recently, now I'm as bad as Brad at it. Wonder if it has anything to do with being married to him for this long, after all these years he is starting to rub off on me in stead of me rubbing off on him.

Now, I need to find something to do to take my mind off the cake in the kitchen the kids had made at my mom's today.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Fickle Kids....

"Daddy is the boss & you're an ugly mommy & I'm not going to sleep in your bed cause you have a funny bed!"

All of this just cause I was not going to give Tiger another biscuit.... and then just about 3 min later he was asking me to carry him to the lounge cause he was too lazy to walk the 3 meters from my room to the couch.

This is not the only time, both of them repeat something like this a couple of times a day only to want a favour a couple of minutes later. The whole day long they seem to switch between loving me & finding me to be the best mommy in the whole wide world to disliking me & telling me how horrible I am & how they wish I was never their mommy.

You would think that by this time they would have cottoned on to the fact that my usual response is "fine if that is the way you feel but I still love you and always will".

Here we go again, only this time it's Riley because I wouldn't let her watch another dvd

Fun fun fun.....

Friday, August 8, 2008

My love hate relationship with the hairdresser

I lurve going to the hair salon, if I had the time & money I would go every day. Lying back, having my hair washed for me, my head massaged, it's pure heaven!

But with all things that seem to be too good to be true, there is a down side.....

I came out looking absolutely dreadfull today, much like any other time I go for a hair cut. Why is it that hairdressers are unable to understand what I want. I mean it's not like it's rocket science, is it? I asked for a bob, I mean that's simple enough isn't it? Instead I have a mullet! A freaking mullet!!! The shortest part of also too short for me to cut the rest of my hair that length so until it gets longer I'm going to have to put up with this.

Pity it's summer so I can't hide it all under a cap. I guess I'll be avoiding the rain cause getting this lot wet and curly would be even worse!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

6 Strange Things You Didn't Know About Me

6 things you may not know about me:

  1. I have a total irrational fear for moths, I can handle any other creepy crawly but moths freak me out!
  2. I can't make myself vomit, no matter what... strange thing I know but a friend & I decided to become bulimic (yes I realize it sounds crazy but we thought we could have it all, eat what we wanted without picking up weight. We were very young & stupid)
  3. I hate me knees & if I could afford it would have lipo done to my knees
  4. I think Bruce Willis is beyond gorgeous (Brad knows & understands)
  5. I'm a sucker for celeb gossip
  6. I LOVE Christmas & would go totally over the top if Brad would let me