Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Shirts and Skins

Ever see a soccer coach try to convince a team of 8 and 9 year old boys try to take off their shirts so that they can scrimmage shirts and skins? :) My son kept his shirt on. Obviously, because for a boy to have no shirt on at the POOL is ok, but in any other context? Apparently not. It does my heart good to see him having so much fun out there. And I am soooo grateful that his coach is not concerned with having a team of soccer prodigies. :)

(I am typing with a huge distraction right now. Laurie Berkner is singing "We are the Dinosaurs" over my computer speakers to keep Corinne from standing in front of the tv while her brothers play Xbox. And it's playing again... I'll know all of the words for SURE. Just what I always wanted!! marching, marching, we make the Earth flat...)

A busy weekend, for sure. We had a night in Chicago with Patrick's boss and his wife. I really like them and we had a great time. We went to Geja's fondue. It was good, but I am still WAY loyal to Melting Pot. Much more food for the money, and just as intimate. But Geja's did have that old Chicago feel. We then went to Second City comedy show after dinner. I had big expectations for this place, after hearing about it for my whole life. And I was a bit disappointed. I mean, these ARE professional actors, right? And they've been doing this comedy gig thing for years, theoretically? One actress in particular ticked me off because she couldn't keep a straight face through any of the scenes. Blech. I have been judging high school speech tournaments for about 8 years now, and have seen better deliveries by students than by these actors in some of their skits. BUT. A lot of it WAS funny. And 3 of the other actors were really good. Plus, we had ALCOHOL so I was enjoying my night, no matter what. That, and the whole no kids, grown-up scene. AND. I wore a skirt. With HEELS. And NYLONS. AND MAKE UP. And I looked HOT. My hubby even said so when he came home and said,

"Wow! I forgot how good you could look!"

Umm. I think that was a compliment, right? Implying that I need better personal hygiene?

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A totally cute Rinny-ism tonight:

When reading about Harold the helicopter, she decided his name needed to be:
"Harvold the Happycopter."
I'm sorry, but that's freakin cute.

12 comments:

Beck said...

Sadly, your husband's amazing compliment outshines any of my husband's recent fantastic compliments.
That's not good...

My name is Rima. said...

That does sound like an awesome night out.

I can identify with how you have to play certain music to prevent your daughter from blocking your son's TV view! My one and a half year old just closes the media cabinet doors right in the middle of Dora. Drives my daughter nuts!

painted maypole said...

The first long island iced tea I ever had was at Second City. Good thing we were taking the el home, and not driving! ;)

Kristi said...

I spent my entire high school career in speech tournaments. I'd kill to get to judge a good debate nowadays. I envy you. :)

Jamie said...

Can't imagine a place where you feel like you get less food for your money than the melting pot :) But it is yummy..

You are really freaking me out with how well Corrine speaks. Good for her though. Can't wait to hear my baby talk to me...

Tracey said...

Jamie, my kids are ALL freakishly early talkers. They just "get it" early. I know it can be frustrating to hear about children that are on the early side of the spectrum, but Avery is STILL well within the spectrum! My niece is 3 months younger and is still just doing the "sounds" of the words, rather than real, hard words. (She has a handful of real words, and many mimic words like Avery that are the intonation of the voice, rather than the letter sounds). My girlfriend's children were all on the verrrry late side of the "normal" spectrum and are talking just fine, now.

She's FINE.

Melissa said...

A night out... and a fantastic compliment from your hubby! Sounds like a perfect evening to me :)

Jamie said...

Thank you Tracey :)

Tonya said...

The skin and shirts is too funny! I thought boys liked to be naked...I guess just not in public ;)

About the hubby I would say that was a compliment. I always feel like a babe when I dress up!

Michelle said...

sounds like soccer is going well, and how nice that you and hubby got to go out all dressed up without kids!

Sheryl said...

That is so cute! Ok so I'm SOOOOO jealous of your weekend away. I would give a good part of my body to have a weekend in the city with my husband!

Miss Hope said...

I don't anticipate having a night, much less a weekend alone with my husband for another 15 years. My boy refuses to spend the night without Mama nearby. It's sweet now, but it might end up being creepy when he's 15.

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