365 days 107-110
"Mommy, we're going to be a band today. The Tambourines. Okay? Oh, and P.S. - don't forget to dress like a rock star today. You don't want to look like a... you know... regular person."
This was the first time I've ever even worn these pants. I got them at Charlotte Russe last year while browsing through the clearance racks and saw they were 95% off $100. $5 jeans?? I grabbed this and my orange pair and they are the best fitting jeans I own. I didn't notice until I got home that the black ones were distressed and haven't really had anywhere to wear them. Especially because I'm 32. This invitation finally sounded like the proper occasion.
Tried a ghost shot with the shutter at 6 seconds. OOooooooOOOOOoooOOOOO!
Lunch of champions.
There is nothing that cannot be cured (for the Dude) with tickling.
I've been super anxious lately. My parents are within 2 days of leaving for Europe for a month, and then in a few months they are off to China for almost a year. I don't talk to anyone regularly except my mom. I am so scattered and there are 2 screaming munchkins in the house so civil conversations with friends are usually a relic of my 20s. But my mom understands. She understands when I need to hide in the bathroom because I can't hold things together anymore and she whispers just what I need to hear through the phone while the kids pound on the door screaming. I am seriously panicking about the next month... I'm not quite sure how I'll manage.
And then I'm anxious because I have to figure out how and where to get WonderGirl to school next year where she'll be even remotely challenged. Her teacher told me about a girl she saw on the news yesterday who was graduating college at 16 and she predicted that was WG's future. Which made me panic even more. I don't see that in her future, but does that mean I'm not seeing things right? Am I doing enough for her? Would teachers be scratching their heads at her if we lived in a different place with higher test scores at the schools? Is she a big fish only because we live in a little pond, and if so, where's a bigger pond??
My parents raised us on a shoestring budget but splurged on experiences and education for us. All the kids had piano lessons, violin or clarinet lessons and whatever other instruments we were trying. I got ballet, painting, math tutors, baseball teams, swim lessons, science camps, ski lessons, I was enrolled in special extracurricular orchestras plus summer music camps all over the country. And that's just what's on the top of my head right now. I haven't done a teeeny bit of what was done for me. I AM RUINING HER LIFE AND SQUANDERING HER POTENTIAL TO BE PRESIDENT OF THE UNIVERSE.
Alright folks, if I can't call my mom and freak out, you're getting the brunt of it. You've been warned.