And This Is What Has Kept Us Busy
In other news, we all got up early one morning and headed to a free bounce morning near our house. Can I just say again how much I love living here? FREE! FREE! FREE!
The kids played for about 45 minutes and then I dropped them off at daycare and went to work!
Swimming lessons have been going well. Here is The Boy Child in his favorite thing, the canoe. The teacher lets them paddle around and then dumps them out so that they have to swim back to the wall. I don’t think teachers were that creative when I was younger.
When we haven’t been swimming at the Y, we’ve been swimming at the clubhouse pool of a friend who lives two minutes down the street from me. She’s a couple years older than me but I’m going to go ahead and say that she puts me to shame, because if you saw her, you’d agree that she looks like a supermodel. She is like a million miles tall and looks like Barbie! Seriously, she looks like she mugged her way out of a cardboard and cellophane package and then showed up in the real world.
She has a daughter The Girl Child’s age and a son The Boy Child’s age (plus a 2 year old and a 12 year old), so it works out great!! I actually just met her this summer but we really hit it off. She’s just as crazy as I am and has the same lack of a filter, so we get along great!
As you can see by her photo bomb, she is my kinda people!
There is nothing funnier than watching three short people attempt to get a ball over a volleyball net!
The Girl Child has spent the vast majority of her free time doing anything and everything artsy. Here she is painting the sidewalk with sidewalk chalk paint…
….then using it to paint my front door.
…. and the front door window.
While outside, I’ve been trying to teach The Boy Child to hit a baseball…
…but the poor kid needs a lot more practice.
One day I put a couple buckets of water out on the balcony, gave each kid a squirt gun, and asked them to wash my car (from the balcony). The Girl Child got right on it, the Boy washed the table, but either way it kept them busy for a solid 45 minutes. #mombreak
I didn’t make a post about it, but The Girl Child turned 7!! Frisbee Boy’s Mom and I took her to see “Inside Out” at the theatre and then out to lunch at her favorite restaurant.
Age 7 kind of scares me. It was a “big” year in my life — a lot of prominent memories — and it has always been the age that has stuck out in my head as the “she will actually be a real person now” year. If you don’t have kids you probably don’t know what that means, but if you do have kids I’m sure you can relate. So anyway, 7 was the age that always hung over my head as the mile marker for “get your act together Eden, you are her mother and she is going to remember everything from this point forward.”
Yikes, that’s a lot of pressure.
Speaking of pressure, I’m doing my best to give her every opportunity at success that I can, so I signed her up with The Big Brother Big Sister program so that she would be able to get a mentor. Unfortunately she has been on the waiting list for a year now and so far no one has picked her as their “Little.”
I’m starting to question if I should pull her off the list because at this point she just feels rejected. We have had quite a few conversations where I’ve explained how many little girls are on the list and they just haven’t gotten to her yet, but her intake evaluator had gotten her so hyped up on how much fun that she would have with her “Big,” that I’m not going to lie, she is getting sad, and I’m sad for her.
In the meantime though, because she doesn’t have a Big, she gets to go once a month to a free group activity with all the kids who are still on the waiting list. This month some kind of high school volunteer group took the kids bowling. She had never been bowling before, and well… she was awful!!
After she accidentally threw the ball towards the tables I was just happy if she kept it in the lane. #Facepalm
Thankfully she had fun though and that’s all that matters!
Other than that, the kids have gone to a few birthday parties, I went out for dinner with my Bestie (who wanted to sit by the window so that she could wear her sunglasses… INSIDE), and I caught a movie with a friend.
Next weekend. as I said, I’m taking a pole dancing class with my friends and I’m also having a boudoir photo shoot done (more explanation on that later,) so that should be fun… or not. I’ve had two kids you guys, there are just some belly shot angles that I am not sure anyone would find sexy anymore, which is why I will probably end up doing something like this — only in underwear!
I mean really though, that is pretty much the perfect portrayal my sexy mom pose. I don’t know who the hell these women are on all those MILF video’s, especially because I’d venture to say that I’m a girl who likes to have fun, but there are some nights where the most “sexy” I can muster up is laying face down on the bed and staying awake.
I’m not even kidding.
I’ll be with someone and he’ll be like “but hey, last time you were…more… upright… and… involved” and I’m all “am I still awake? Did I wash the kids cereal out of my hair? Can you at least see my ass? STOP COMPLAINING.”
My friends and I though are finding this impending photo shoot hysterical, and we are taking the opportunity to send each other a ton of practice sexy selfie’s, mostly just so we can make fun of each other.
This was about as far as I got before I didn’t want to have to do my hair every morning.
So yea, wish me luck on that next weekend.
I’m going to need it!