Summer Check In
Hi! Just checking in with some summer updates.
This whole working from home while your kid
spaces outself-educates on YouTube is working out for me. She’s quiet all morning and I get so much work done. Who knew! I like to think she’s watching educational videos (which she is! How to marker-pen your own Graffitti? Check!) but apparently she’s also found the dark side of YouTube and fell down some rabbit hole that lead her to see some scary Bloody Mary video that has her afraid of our walk-in closet.
Seriously. I’ve babysat kids who live in mansions who are afraid to walk down the long hallway to their bedrooms but we live in a one-bedroom apartment! You can’t go anywhere in our house without being within hearing distance. So we’re dealing with that and she’s been banned to her kid-approved profile on Netflix. Before you turn me in for being a horrible parent, please note that we promptly clock-out at 2pm and head to the pool EVERY DAMN DAY. Tough life, man. Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming… In other news, do you see that we missed the Trader Joes peaches recall by one digit!! But hey, the box makes a great cat bed! Soccer starts this fall and Bug is SO excited. She had trials this week to find out what team she’ll be on and when I thought she’d be timid and scared (because she’s never played before and most of the kids there had) she was bounding with energy and enthusiasm. She made a bunch of rookie mistakes but I think she’s going to do great.
This is my life now! I’m going to be a soccer mom! I’m going to have to eat all those jokes I made about soccer moms slicing oranges while they drive volvos… I’m a little afraid of how much of a commitment it will be (how many practices will there be and will I remember my chair and sunscreen?!!) but I’m looking forward to it.And last but not least, I’ve got a few posts up on Alpha Mom on Disneyland and Disneyland California Adventure. What can I say? It’s been a fun, crazy summer so far. How’s yours?
The guy in my life likes soccer. I thought I’d humor him and watch a few games here and there. You know, just be there for company and maybe learn a thing or two by osmosis. Surprisingly, I got into it. Well, into it in my own way I suppose. He shouts at the tv when the ball nearly misses the goal by a few inches or when the referee doesn’t call a foul when they should. I keep a running commentary on who’s shoes are the brightest, who’s the best looking and why the team with the more brightly colored uniforms should win.
So when the World Cup rolled around, we had a little World Cup party with the girls (Bug and his daughter). We thought if we made it festive enough we might be able to keep the channel on the game instead of Sponge Bob and who knows, maybe they might grow into soccer fans too.
I made little flags for snacks and Payam (that’s his name, should I call him Mr. P?) got the girls (super expensive–yikes!) Argentina jerseys. They played with their mini soccer balls and ran around cheering when Argentina did anything relatively close to scoring a goal. Sadly, Argentina didn’t score any goals and they didn’t win. But I think we won because it was a pretty good time and I have a feeling we are all going to be soccer fans from here on out. Yay soccer!
In other news: Bug has been officially signed up for AYSO in the fall. Bring on the soccer mom status.