My brother and his Baby Momma got hitched over the weekend which gave Jamie and I the excuse to get a sitter for an afternoon of kid free conversation. It was lovely but bittersweet since we had to go home at the end of the shin dig. Sigh.

Speaking of dates, we have started alternating date nights with a good friend and I think it’s the start of something amazing. Every Tuesday either she watches my kids so we can go out or I watch hers so she can go out with her man. The best part is that we all put our kids to sleep before the “sitter” gets there so they can just chill and catch up on some TV. It’s a win-win.

Tonight is our turn to go out and I’m battling a nasty sinus and double ear infection (I know, right?) so I have no idea what to do. Last time we went to The Melting Pot for dessert then to the local bowling alley for a couple of games. I don’t think my sinuses can survive walking into that smoke hole tonight so we’ve got to come up with a plan, fast.

Last week, Great Clips was having a sale so I swerved my car into the parking lot and got my kids haircuts. Graham got buzzed which means no more curls and my heart hurts. It’s only hair. It’s only hair. It will grow back. At least they didn’t cut off the angry scowl, that I couldn’t live without.

Elliot is so fucking cute. There, I said it. Graham is too but Elliot is my snuggler, except when she demands to snuggle, she says “gungle” and I can never say no. “GUNGLE, MOMMY!”, she says as she knees me in the face/ribs/boobs/stomach to worm her way into just the right position. I think I will gungle, yes.

So I survived the week without Jamie, barely. I think last week was the lowest low for me in a long time with the kids and their behavior. Graham must have gotten into some artificial dye somewhere (I have NO idea where) and it showed. He is lucky he didn’t get boxed up and shipped off somewhere but luckily we all made it through in tact.

We had a swimming play date last week and at one point, my friend noticed a rogue floater in the pool. We checked everyone’s butts and nobody left any evidence behind in their suits for us to find. After much interrogation, we still weren’t any closer to finding the shitter so we decided to let it go. Except that I couldn’t and days later I was still asking Elliot (the suspected culprit in my mind) if she pooped in the pool. She maintains her innocence but I told her I will keep asking until I get the answer I’m looking for.

I’m pretty sure Keely’s place is practically rogue poop free, swing on by.



  1. Mrsbear

    Aw, look at Graham, I was just thinking mine is in desperate need of a trim, but those lovely locks kill me. Max is my snuggler, I really can’t get enough of it. It’s such a temporary thing, suck it up while it lasts, boob kicks and all.

    Yay, for date nights.

    Boo for rogue poop. Wouldn’t you have seen somebody straining though? Just saying…

  2. kyooty

    HI!!!! long time now read. Date nights are fun!!!:) I’m glad you have yourselves some care. Evil Food coloring!

  3. Sprite's Keeper

    Rogue floaters? Chances are it was a single man mission if it didn’t have back up. Or did it? You do chlorinate, right? 🙂

  4. Lisa @ Boondock Ramblings

    Eeew! Pool poop! Yikes! 🙂

    I love that Jonathan is still a snuggler!

  5. Jenni

    Oh, my heart hurts for those curls too! What a big boy.

  6. robin

    Okay. I admit it. It was me…

  7. jen

    ah … date night.
    our last date night involved us, the three kids, my mom and my two aunts.
    jeremy paid.

    we figured it was close enough to a date if we had a person dedicated to the caring for of each child … and didn’t involve us.

    we sat at the same table though.

  8. SuziCate

    The rougue floater, no evidence left behind…too funny!

  9. If I Could Escape

    Well, thanks for leaving the tale of the floater till last. Ewwwwwwwwww!

  10. ck

    “At least they didn’t cut off the angry scowl, that I couldn’t live without.”


  11. Keely

    Awwwwwww the haircut. Boo-urns.

    Wouldn’t be a Tuesday without poop from you. Thanks for that.

  12. Stacy (the Random Cool Chick)

    Looks like Graham missed those curls, too… 😉

    And ewwwww! A pool floater? Too funny no one had any evidence of which one was the culprit. That’s talent! 🙂

  13. Pseudo

    Hope you had a great date night last night despite the bummer sinuses.

  14. Lin

    I think Graham’s crabby face might be due to the balloon string that is looking a tad tight on homeboy’s wrist.

    Love the date idea–thank god you have someone that you can work that out with. Enjoy the date time!

  15. Cyndi at The Adventures of HarryJack

    We switched with a friend last nite and it was sweet! Glad yours is working…missed reading you – thanx for the comments. I’ve been a slacker :blush:

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