Nice to meet you…

Thank you for visiting the Outrageously Ordinary site!  I appreciate you stopping by and want to assure you that once you get past the sarcasm, I am actually a devoted mother who loves her children more than anything.

I am trying to teach my children to see the hilarious in the mundane. My two babies (who aren’t babies anymore) keep me entertained and will undoubtedly be the star of this show. But even without them, random things just seem to happen to me. I’m like a walking “I Love Lucy” re-run really, minus the hunky Cuban husband.

I love people-watching and am endlessly fascinated by the saggy pants of the young and stupid, the black socks with sandals of the old and carefree, and everyone in between. When I’m not rocking motherhood, I am doing laundry. Getting clothes from the washer to the dryer before they start to smell is a weekly goal.

I also enjoy finding mysteriously sticky stains on the kitchen floor, praying for patience while cleaning the yellow dribble in the bathroom, holding back four-letter words while surgically removing tiny Lego pieces from my feet, chauffeuring the Miss and Mr to practices, lessons, school and playdates, and who doesn’t love a good Pokemon battle?

My kids are my life, and I am grateful every day for their loving hugs and sloppy kisses. Our faith keeps us grounded, our sarcasm keeps us laughing, everything else is a bonus!

So thank you for joining me on this crazy train!  Please send me your stories of funny motherhood mishaps, fatherhood follies and people of Walmart sightings.  We’ll make this site a collection of stories to keep us laughing through the adventures of parenting and hopefully through the teen years … hopefully.

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Arrested

Today has been a board game marathon. After hours of laughing with/at each other, we all needed a break from the competition. For me, that meant laundry. For the kids, that meant finding something to do in their rooms.

Mid-switch from washer to dryer, my guy walked up behind me with his plastic toy handcuffs and in his best Barry White, says “You’re arrested… for looking too good.”

The daught kindly followed that up with, “Not for real mom, it’s from Angry Birds.”

Thanks for the clarification.

#Arrested #AngryBirds #MyGuy #TheDaught #Sarcasm #FunnyFamily #FromTheMouthsOfBabes #LaughterIsTheBestMedicine #KidsSayTheDarndestThings #OutrageouslyOrdinary

Sun Wash

At home when clothes are dirty, I have to wash them.

At the beach, when we’ve sweated, swam, sunned and some have probably peed in their bathing suits all day, we throw them over the rail to dry and are fine to wear them the next day.

#392,108 why I love the beach.

#SunWash #LaundryMadeEasy #BeachLife #Happiness #EasyBreezy#OutrageouslyOrdinary

Flashback

I write down the fun things my children say in a notebook. I started it when The Daught was about three years old so over the years I have collected unintentional zingers, sweet sayings, the terrible 3’s and everything in between.

I came across this little gem and thought how ironic it was since we are currently working through the sibling frustrations that come with summer, like “He’s looking at me!”

When did my babies grow up so fast?!

Grace (then 5 years old) said to Blair (then almost 2 years old) “if you were my kid, I would take really good care of you. I would let you pick your nose whenever you wanted to. Blair said, “Really?!” Grace said, “yep! But you’re no allowed to wipe it on me, that’s straight to the stool kind of stuff.”

Classic.

#Flashback #GoodParenting #SiblingLove #WriteThingsDown #Memories #The Daught #MyGuy #KidsSayTheDarndestThings #OutrageouslyOrdinary

Beach Baking

We are headed to the beach tomorrow so I’m baking homemade treats for our vacation. I’m about to spend a week in bathing suits and this house smells like going up a pant size would be worth it…

I may hide the string bikini this year.

#BeachBaking #TemptingTreats #BakingForTheKids #ButterMakesEverythingBetter #SnickerdoodlesAreMyFavorite #BrowniesAreNext #Risky #ChocolateBringsPeopleTogether #OutrageouslyOrdinary

Old Lady Days

I have gone through this whole day thinking it was Saturday. It wasn’t until a sweet friend laughed/corrected me that I realized I had been given an extra day of weekend leisure. I have no plans, the children are at the lake so I have a quiet house… my first thought… I can get all the laundry done.

Oh, how my 20’s would cry if they knew what wild times were ahead.

#OldLadyDays #LaundryNeverEnds #MomPlans #FatPants #WineForDinner #OutrageouslyOrdinary

AARP

Some days I feel young and energetic, like the world is my oyster… other days, I get invited to join the seniors club.

#AARP #HappyBirthdayToMe #ThisIsNotGoodPR #OldLadyMail #IDontFeelOldEnoughForThis #HeresAFreeBagForYourEnsure #OutrageouslyOrdinary

My Guy

It’s only Monday and I’ve already heard my favorite quote of the week.

I was making breakfast for the babes and My Guy says, “Mom, I just love you so much.”

I dropped the spoon in the muffin batter for a big hug. “I love you so much too buddy.”

He looks up at me with a goofy smile, “I’m so glad that worked out. It could have been awkward living together.”

#MyGuy #FromTheMouthsOfBabes #SummerTimeSchedule #LotsOfLoveInOurHouse #MuffinKindOfMorning #OutrageouslyOrdinary