Tuesday Open Thread

We’ve been talking about our upcoming trip to Washington, DC and it turns out DS4 has been telling his preschool teacher we’re going to NBC. We realized his misunderstanding, laughed and tried to clear it up.

Then last night DS asks, “Are we going to do some washing there?” Now he’s calling it Washing NBC.  :lol:

What are some of your favorite malapropisms uttered by your kids? What else is on your mind? Chat away!


Weekend Open Thread

Guess what DD got in the mail? An invitation to sign up for a cotillion!

For those who don’t know, cotillion consists of teaching young boys and girls table manners, social graces, and even dancing. I didn’t even know this was still a thing until last winter, when some friends of ours signed their son up. I had only ever read about such a phenomenon in books, and figured it was a long gone tradition.

To say I didn’t grow up in an atmosphere where cotillion was common would be an understatement. Did any of you do cotillion? Did your kids? Does this sound fun to you or hopelessly old-fashioned and elitist? I actually think DD would love it because she is into stuff like that. And having table manners and social graces reinforced by an outside source isn’t necessarily a bad thing…

What do you think? WWMTD? What’s on your mind this weekend? Chat away!


Weekend Open Thread

I’m in decluttering mode, y’all!

Even though I am only very vaguely Catholic, I am observing Lent by giving up clutter. I came across this challenge, called 40 Bags in 40 Days, and decided to jump in. The gist is, every day of Lent, toss or donate 1 bag of crap. The goal is to decrapify your life, one area at a time.

I thought it sounded simple but damn. It took me two days just to clear the cluttered area next to my nightstand. An entire evening to sort through and dump old art supplies and drawings. And I am dreading my closet like you wouldn’t believe. But it’s gotta be done. The thing is, my house appears pretty tidy on the surface, but our drawers and closets and ottomans and storage benches are stuffed with crap. The biggest obstacle will be my kids’ toys and books, I think.

Some days are more productive than others, but that’s life. I figure at the end of 40 days, I will have less crap in my life. And that can only be a good thing. Wish me luck!

What are you up to this weekend? Chat away!


Thursday Open Thread

So what’s the batshit craziest thing you’ve read lately? Something so whacked out that it crosses over into weirdly funny?

I humbly present this piece of work. It’s from a blog called A Well-Behaved Mormon Woman. And it’s a long, rambling diatribe about how the Disney movie Frozen is one long, elaborate plot to advance the homosexual agenda.

Among the evidence: Elsa is a “queen,”  so that = GAY AGENDA.

I shit you not.

Have you seen the video with four-year-old twins singing “Let It Go”- near perfect? With the help of media outlets, such as The Huffington Post (not clueless) and KSL.com (hopefully clueless), mainstream media is helping to advocate Frozen’s message by jumping on the popularity bandwagon. While most watching this video, likely found it adorable, I shed tears.

Watching adorable kids sing “Let It Go” makes her CRY, y’all. From sadness.

I warn you, it’s long and all over the place. But most of the comments are of the “WTF is wrong with you?” variety. And she posted an update to all the reaction, in which she reveals that one of her daughters is a lesbian.

You can’t make people like this lady up, can you?


How are you today? Talk away!


Weekend Open Thread

DH and I are off to Solvang where we will meet Elisa and Markos for a kid-free weekend!


Elisa and the husbands will complete a century bike ride today. I will sleep in and greet them at the finish line bearing Danish waffles. It’s a sacrifice I’m willing to make!  :lol:

The four of us haven’t spent time without the kids since . . . well, since before the kids were born! Holy crap.

Solvang has many wineries and so does nearby Los Olivos. YUM and YAY!

Can you tell I’ve been looking forward to this?

What are you up to this weekend? Chat away!