Sunday, November 28, 2010

Looking on the Bright Side

Initial reaction to sink piled high with dishes:

"Damnit! I was gone all day making cookies for your scrawny butts and nobody thought to load the dishwasher?!? NO ONE?!?"

Bright Side:

It's always a treat to watch your 8 year old drink milk from the only clean cup: a shot glass with the words "Pimp Juice" scrawled across its side.

Initial reaction to waking up at 5 am with somebody's feet in my face and someone else's face at my feet:

"Good LORD! Can't I ever get any rest? I can't even move a centimeter without one of them instantly rolling into that warm spot! FINE. I'll just get up at 5 FREAKING AM!"

Bright Side:

"Holy shit that is one beautiful, winter sunrise. The entire sky is purple and pink! Think I'll get my Flip out and sing the sunrise song while watching the sun come up. But only for about 10 seconds because it is colder than a penguin's butt out there!"

Initial reaction to sending my 5 year old off for 3 days of watersliding fun with her Daddy:

":( I wanna go, toooo!!! I'm going to miss my sidekick so much that I won't know what to do with myself!"

Bright Side:

Corinne told me that she will probably tell Daddy about 50 times how much she loves him and how happy she is to spend time together, just the two of them. She said she can't wait to get him all to herself and hold his hand and go to the candy store and ride the water roller coaster and scream and laugh and kiss him and, and, and... How can I feel sad when they're going to have such a fabulous time? Plus, I get to take the boys to see Harry Potter at a matinee tomorrow!! Homeschooling's flexibility opens up all sorts of possibilities, doesn't it?

*Y'all do know that I have a giveaway for cool girly headbands, right? Because there are hardly ANY entries and I know for a fact that I have more readers with little girls!! Do me proud and check it out, peeps.


Unknown said...

Me? I'd take the Harry Potter movie. I LOVE Harry Potter movies.

Balancing Lisa said...

okay, the bright side of the first one made me lol! too funny!!

goodfather said...

HP at the matinee = awesome! No crowds, and probably a good seat, too. Personally, I don't think I could see a bright side of my SO taking one of our kids to the water park for 3 days, leaving me at home. You are better than me. :D

Lisa @ Crazy Adventures in Parenting said...

Ha, I loved these!!

for a different kind of girl said...

Ha! I think I need to look into some of those shot glasses so I can find my own bright side when I'm facing the dishwasher challenge!

Kelli @ writing the waves said...

haha - I am totally envisioning the milk in the shot glass. :)

Thank goodness for the bright side, right?

Stacia said...

Can't wait to see the Harry Potter movie! But I'm going with my mom. No kids allowed. =>

PS: Can't wait to hear how Corinne's trip turned out!

Life As I Know It said...

Way to look a the bright side!
Love the shot glass one. My kids frequently drink milk out of plastic beer mugs we got long ago at a beer festival...ah well!

we are reilly said...

GREAT insight! :)

mep said...

Now I am singing "Turn around bright eyes" in my head, which makes no sense since you're writing about looking on the bright side. I try to look on the bright side. Some days are easier than others, but I'll think of you and check for a sunrise if my sweet baby daughter starts her day at 5:00 tomorrow!

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