Friday, February 4, 2011

Friday Confessional: Playdates = Health

Have you met Glamazon and Mamarazzi yet? No-you really should. They are the ladies hosting Friday Confessionals and well it really is fun to play along.

So today I confess...
  • Yesterday after I dropped Lucas off at school Alex asked if I wanted to play.
  • I had to hold my breath, count to three and work really hard to say yes.
  • Why is it so hard to want to play???
  • ... it should be fun and easy right?
  • But I did play, we were playing with felt people and drawing pictures with puffy paint
  • and then a friend called to see if Alex wanted to come over for a play date
  • and I may have done a happy dance.
  • I love my girl I really do... but sometimes it is just so hard
  • or maybe I am just too selfish.
  • whatever it is, I was so thankful for that play date.
  • That extra time to myself (Ryder was sleeping) made me a better mom the rest of the day
  • Sonic for lunch and a trip to the park with my boys really helped too
  • Strawberry Limeade was my poison yesterday-oh it makes the day so good.
  • That and the crack-scout cookies I bought.
  • Mmmm Thin Mint.
  • Now if I can just make the three boxes last longer than two days I will be good.
  • Yes, I am an emotional eater.. it really isn't good.
  • I have to fight it sometimes.
  • Water helps... rather than grab food I drink a big glass of water..
  • Maybe I should design a house where the kitchen is on the second floor
  • that would cut down tremendously on how much I eat
  • all those stairs and all
  • or I would just live on the second floor.
  • Dang.
  • I am so glad Eric's current job will soon be winding down
  • The poor guy probably has pneumonia but is too busy to take time off to go to the Dr.
  • I am pretty sure he actually won't have to work tomorrow, it would be the first weekend in what feels like forever that he has had off
  • Keep your fingers crossed for him
  • Hope you all have a great healthy weekend!


  1. I really hope that you get your enjoyable weekend. :)

  2. Laughing at the kitchen on the second floor're right, we'd just live up there instead!
    I refuse to buy stuff I shouldn't eat. I find it at work, but I'm safe from it at home, and that helps. Although I've been known to melt chocolate chips, pb and mini-marshmallows in a mug and eat it by the spoonful, hiding in the bathroom to satisfy that undeniable craving...

  3. Hope your weekend is good. Our bedrooms are in the basement--the kitchen is on the main floor--I still eat too much even if we spend lots of time in the family room in the basement.

  4. That upstairs kitchen is a BRILLIANT idea! I wish you would have brought this up BEFORE we remodeled our house! I'm thinking my husband would frown on this idea.

    YAY for play dates! Mommas need a break sometimes.

    YAY for Thin Mints. I'm glad I don't have any right now...I would eat the entire box (or boxes).

    Hope you have a great weekend!

  5. I am the exact same way with playing with my boys. I feel horrible! Especially when my excuse is "that's why you have your brothers." I know, I'm such a bad mom! :(

  6. I don't know why playing is such a chore, but it is very normal to not want to. And they need to learn to amuse themselves at least some of the time. ;)

    crack-scout cookies! Spot on, and totally hilarious! hahaha.

    I hope Eric gets better real soon.

  7. Sometimes all I wish is that I would want to play with my kids. But often I don't want to. Sad. But at least we're not alone in this. And you did play, so that was awesome!

    I seriously hope Eric doesn't die from this work schedule. He deserves way more than one weekend off! Hope he's okay!

  8. Awww, I feel bad for your husband! I hope he gets some much needed rest soon!

  9. crack-scout cookies!! that is the best description ever! the water is a great idea.. I may have to try that one...

    Hope you and the hubby get a weekend together. Isn't great having a man who works so hard for his family.

    Have a good one!

  10. Your confessional sounds sooooo very normal!

    Dang I must have missed the crack-scout cookies. It's probably a good thing.

    I hope you have a restful weekend.
    Sounds like it's needed!

  11. Crack Scout cookies what a hoot!....I shall call them that from now on... I hope you do have a great weekend and your hubby gets some rest.

  12. Yay for play dates. I'm not a entertain my kids mom. So playdates are great. Enjoy time with Erik.

  13. I find it hard to say yes to play. I just want a break.

    And I didn't realize that cookies were in already. I must find some!

  14. I totally relate to the playdate happy dance!

  15. What a blessing play dates are. And Sonic drinks (between 2-4 of course) make me oh so happy. I hope Eric starts feeling better soon! And I hope you get some good family time in tomorrow.

  16. You are not selfish at all ... you are a perfectly normal mom!! My son truly doesn't understand (yet) that my life doesn't revolve around playing with him ... that it isn't the thing I want to most do in the world.

    And I ate 45 Girl Scout cookies in 2 days so whatever you do, it won't be as bad as that I bet!

  17. I finally caught up on your blog! Sorry you have been sick for so long. I hope you are finally feeling better. The recipes you make always look SO good. Mmmm.

  18. crack scouts...bwah hahahaha ha ha. soooo funny!

    great confessions. and mmmm strawberry lemonade.

    i miss that.

    thanks for linking up!!

  19. Emmy...I know what you mean about having the kitchen too frig door opens way too often during the day. It really would help if it was on a different floor.