Random Monday

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ByDeb

• Sometimes when I’m making dinner and my kids are yapping around my ankles, “Mommy! Mommy! Mom! MOM!” I have this tiny dizzying moment where for a split second I think, “holy crap, they’re talking to ME. I’m the mommy! I’m in charge of these people!”

Just now, when I was picking up the toys that were in the middle of the road on my way upstairs to get my daughter out of the tub, I thought, “when did I turn into the person in charge of picking up toys? When did I become the person who CARED that the house was clean?”

Wasn’t it just 5 minutes ago that I wondered derisively why my mother was constantly sweeping? Now I’m the sweeper. I’m the boring grown-up, obsessed with stupid things, like how clean baseboards are. Damn it. When did that happen? I feel certain that I’ve been this person for a while, but sometimes it’s still a surprise.

Is that normal?

Nevermind. I don’t want to know if it isn’t.

• I went to Olympia on Sunday to get a haircut, because I just couldn’t stand it for one more minute. My hair was so long that I had taken to using about 6 of my daughters hair clippies to hold it back from my face. Jim was not a fan of this look. He wouldn’t come right out and say it – even when cornered (due to good training), but for the last two weeks there was a lot of “why don’t you make an appointment” and “don’t you need to fix your hair before we go?” and so on.

Finally, I broke down and picked a place out of the phone book that sounded promising. I called and made the appointment, then went to their website to get directions. I discovered I accidentally made an appointment with “the top salon in the Pacific Northwest according to Vogue Magazine.”

So that was an inexpensive visit. She did a great job, though. I got my brows and lip waxed while I was there. There is something invigorating about getting a good brow wax. I feel prettier. Younger even. Like I’m snatching my youth back from the jaws of…of whatever this is. Take that, Forty! I have the upper lip of a 25 year old again!

• I also went to Target to look for new jeans for Little. She’s been wearing her brother’s hand-me-downs, but he’s a skinny, skinny little guy – I buy Slims for him and they are too big. She’s tall (so tall!) and slender too, but even at 5 she has a very feminine shape. I realized the hand-me-down Slims were practically cutting off her circulation, and decided to see what the girls department had.

I didn’t buy anything. Fifteen dollars they want for little girl jeans!

FIFTEEN DOLLARS!

At TARGET.

There is not a snowball’s chance that I am paying fifteen dollars for jeans that’ll last for 3 months and spend most of their life getting dirt rubbed on them and the knees ripped out.

NOT A CHANCE.

My new plan is to dig her shorts out of the Future Clothes bin and hope for warmer weather.

(Hi! I’m a tightwad!)

• I also went to World Market to check out this Biscoff stuff I keep hearing about all over the interwebs. I chickened out and didn’t buy any, but I DID see THIS**:

Which in retrospect, I wish I HAD purchased, just so I could leave it laying around casually on the kitchen table for Jim’s breakfast.

Look! It’s microwaveable!

• Happy Monday, y’all!

 

** Sorry, sorry, sorry. I know. But how could I NOT share that?

9 Responses to “Random Monday”

  1. MNKristy Says:

    I like the analogy of your yapping kids…are you raising children or chihuahuas??

    Sometimes I can’t believe that I’m the grown-up either. Sometimes I don’t want to be.

    I wish that I could buy $15 Target jeans for the older boy. There is only one jean that he will wear and they are around $25 at Kohl’s. That kid needs to get a job and buy his own darn jeans.

    There are really no words for that photo. I can only imagine what is inside.
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  2. Marcie Says:

    When are you coming to Texas??? I so need to experience a Deb moment.
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  3. hikooky Says:

    I know about the jeans prices. SHORTS are $15 at Target this year, and some $17!!! I waited for a sale then grabbed up a pile. I would love to know the history of a sponge pudding called Spotted Dick. I bet Bill Bryson could do a great job of telling us about it. Have you read his stuff? OH Y
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  4. hikooky Says:

    OU MUST! (wow – super weird key combination prematurely posted my comment) Anyhoo, BILL BRYSON.
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  5. Jessica Says:

    Check out Kohl’s! They are having a huge sale on kids clothing, and the Jumping Beans brand is not that expensive and just as durable as Target clothing.

    I spend Friday evening mopping the floors, scrubbing the steps and wiping down the walls in the house. I actually enjoyed it! (I’m also nesting, so I’m my own brand of crazy!)
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  6. tracey Says:

    I just adore you, Deb. You do know that, right? I have been slacking in my commenting skills lately and I apologize. I promise to fill your comment box up with random comments as much as possible.
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  7. tracey Says:

    RESALE SHOPS! Good Will. Seriously. Under $5.
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  8. tracey Says:

    OR OR OR OR!!! Make her a hippie and buy long, flowing skirts. They’ll last for YEARS.
    tracey´s last blog post ..Stream of Thought

  9. tracey Says:

    See? Filling my commenting duties.
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