Friday, September 24, 2010

The Truth About Today Is...

I think I just needed a Selfy Steam. 

I hope I didn't scare you all too much with today's post.  As much I am sure that I will become the cat lady from the Simpsons eventually, I am not a crazy cat lady yet.  I will begin to acquire cats, plaid lap blankets and clanking bottles of scotch in my early sixties, as God intended.

So I thought I would share with you a few reasons why today does not suck.
  • I spent 20 minutes sitting in the big chair with Mini-mini-me snuggling and hugging my head and hearing her say"happyhappyhappy".
  • I got on the scale today and I lost 1.9 pounds this week, bringing it to a total of 8 pounds lost since my return from Amish Paradise
  • I went on a long walk with my friend and neighbor Mimi and we talked about her and not me and that means I'm less of a selfish a-hole than I thought.
  • Tonight is Friday and I will be having cocktails with the Cap'n.
  • I spoke to my d-bag neighbor today and I think he actually understood me when I said he should stop setting off fireworks at 3am.  It was like those nature shows when scientists make contact with Silverbacks in the wild and teach them sign language.
  • Someone sent me this picture of the crazy cat lady and Eddie Van Halen.  Oh dear.
  • I got some amazing comments and emails today from other mommies and it made me feel so awesome and not like a lumpy furckwad.  Thank you so very, very much.
xo, Lydia

ps: I thought you might enjoy the following song that Kate and I go tappatappatappa to at our weekly tap class.  Enjoy the thought of us shaking our funky stuff in tap shoes to this magnificent song. 

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  1. God I want to take tap class SOOO BAAAAD!!! I don't know you but I love you Lydia (and Kate!). Your blog is awesome, and you make all of us know that we are not the only ones feeling guilty for yelling at our firstborn because we *assumed* they were torturing their sibling, and they weren't. (Let's be real...9 times outa 10, you know the yelling would be justified!) Enjoy cocktails! I'm letting a nice Pinot breathe as I type this. Cheers!

  2. Hey... didn't you realize it was a full moon this week... I knew it was coming by my first phone call at work on Monday... the week ended with a call from the nurse at school... she seemed a little miff that my jr. scientist was puking in her office... Cheers... its Friday night. Next week is another week... Congrats on the 1.9 ... I wasn't so well behaved.

  3. Love it! I hope you guys get to wear the daisy dukes with decorative drapery fringe!!

  4. I'm glad you're feeling better. But seriously, that whole messy-house-scream-at-the-kids-and-don't-have-time-to-bathe thing? Yeah, you just described probably 99.9 percent of the average full-time moms in this country. And the other .1 percent can shove it.

    You are faaaabulous. And the fact you tell it like it is makes you even awesomer.

  5. One more email from a supportive mommy. Lydia, you are so awesome to put the truth out there. The truth (you can handle the truth!) is that pretty much everyone in the world is like this. It's not just you! Everyone else is just faking it. So that makes THEM a-holes, and YOU awesome. LOVE YOU!!!

  6. Here's the thing about celebrity-perfect-mommies: anyone could keep a perfect house and bathe anytime they felt like it with a staff close to hand. Also Martha Stewart ... Doesn't have small children at home AND has a staff! The rest of us are putting one foot in front of the other and doing the best we can (which is pretty darn good). Here is the other thing, Lydia: you never take the easy way out; you never think "i am too tired to write a post tonight... those other mommies can suck it"; you NEVER let the rest of us down. You are freaking wonder woman!

  7. Glad you are feeling better. I played that song for J and snapped a picture of his face, mid breakfast, when it started. Emailing it right. now.

    You will laugh.

  8. Awww, you are amazing, both of you. I could add a ton more reasons why I'm a worser mommy than you, but I already feel bad enough about myself so I'll leave that for another time.

    I'm totally jealous about your tap class. Unfortunately, I have no moves, plus the white-girl overbite, and even get told by the 3 yr old to stop dancing (and he silently adds the for-the-love-of-maude).




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