The irony of my weekend staring at me from my nightstand.
The irony of my weekend staring at me from my nightstand.
Any time I think I’m putting Richard Simmons to shame at the gym, I am put right back in my place by a 70+ year old man who is always there and could literally run circles around me. I saw him bench pressing 6 man hole covers tonight and told him he looked like Superman. His response… “I’m seeing someone, sweetheart.”
“All the good ones are, sir.”
#ImSeeingSomeoneSweetheart #IMetSuperman #GymTime #RichardSimmons #SuperMan #NeverBeUnderestimated #AllTheGoodOnesAreGone #OutrageouslyOrdinary
In an attempt to end the backseat bickering of my beloved children, I invented a game today that actually made us laugh, kept their attention for at least half an hour and could help with young readers learning their ABC’s.
We played it two ways….
License plate pronunciation – try to pronounce the random letters on any plate to make a word. Then make up a definition for that “word”.
License plate acronyms – use the (generally) three letters on a plate to come up with an acronym of a club that driver belongs to. Example: the driver of plate PTN1234 was in the Purple Toe Nail club. The driver of plate EMC1234 was in the Eat More Chicken club. But my favorite was the driver with plate FNH1234 who was in the Funky Nose Hair club. That one had the kids in stitches… you had to be there I guess 🙂
These games worked for us, I hope they will make your next roadtrip to the beach or the grocery store a little bit funnier! Let me know what your car games are!
#CarGames #RoadtripsMadeEasier #WeGotTheGiggles #ElectronicsOff #LaughterIsTheBestMedicine #OutrageouslyOrdinary
Me: The only way I’m mopping the floors today is if there is a huge spill…
My kids: Challenge accepted. Hold my juice box.
#Mopping #MopingAboutMopping #FullGlassOfSweetTea #TheDaught #KidsInTheKitchen #MyGuy #ThreeTowelsAndAMop #TheMessIsWorthTheMemories #WhereIsTheMaidWhenYouNeedHer #OutrageouslyOrdinary
Just when I think people can’t shock me anymore, I run into someone new…
I was in the car most of yesterday shuffling children between camps in downtown Raleigh and Chapel Hill. Before I made my final trek home in rush hour traffic, I thought it wise to use the restroom.
I walked into a fast food restaurant’s restroom to find all stall doors open. I aimed for the largest stall to find a woman leaning back on the toilet, legs stretched out, pajamas at her ankles, with a big smile waiting for me.
“Ooooh, honey! I’m sorry, I just like going with the door open. You know what I mean?”
WHAT?! No. No I don’t.
I excused myself and went into the next stall where I heard the conversation continuing.
“I don’t like to be in tight spaces, you see. It feels so constricting. I like to look around and take my time. Sometimes you just need to take a minute to take a deep breath, you know?”
In the bathroom?! No. No, I don’t.
I opened my stall and headed to the sink where I found my new friend still talking.
“Nobody takes their time anymore. It’s such a hot day, it’s nice to just sit and get cool again.”
“Welp, have a great day, sugar.”
I was left standing there, washing my hands, knowing there will never be a day in my life that I am that confident.
Even though I never technically spoke during our potty talk, we waved goodbye to each other as I left the restaurant because, let’s face it, we’re bonded now.
#PottyTalk #PeopleAmazeMe #SheNeverWashedHerHands #YouGoGirl #ConfidentWoman #CloseTheDoor #ICantUnseeThat #OutrageouslyOrdinary
I was cleaning up this morning and found this. I’m not sure when the daught wrote it, but I laughed out loud at #7! She never ceases to amaze me with her perfect blend of loving heart and dry wit.
I’m going to laminate this to pull out during the teenage years.
#AllTheFeels #TheDaught #WhatADoll #GreatSurprise #Treasure #Keepsake #MyKidsAreMyGreatestBlessings #Sarcasm #PositivityProject #OutrageouslyOrdinary
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
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
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.”
#Flashback #GoodParenting #SiblingLove #WriteThingsDown #Memories #The Daught #MyGuy #KidsSayTheDarndestThings #OutrageouslyOrdinary
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