Monday, September 8, 2014

Vegas, baby!

Having taken the entire summer off from blogging, I have a backlog of topics to catch up on.  I know you've just been dying to hear the conclusion of the compelling Dance Costume 2014 Saga, and who am I to deny my faithful readers?  If it weren't for the two of you, I'd be sitting here talking to myself.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Villains Unleashed 2014

Last last spring, I found myself agreeing to an August trip to Walt Disney World.

Totally insane, I know.  Central Florida, in August.  Bring on the Vitamin X!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Secret Agent Man

Max's ninth birthday party was last weekend, and I have gone straight from that into crunch-time for Dance Costumes 2014, not to mention the final countdown to Into the Woods auditions.  Adrian took the boys out for the day today, which finally gave me some time to sort and edit photos....anyway, that's not the excuse for not blogging about the party yet.  The real reason is...big events like this, parties or shows or whatever, they just take all of my creative energy (not to mention my spare time), and it turns out blogging doesn't take a back seat when I'm in the throes of big creative projects.  Blogging gets left home alone.  Without a babysitter.

Anyway.  The theme of the party was International Secret Agent.  We were inspired by Max's current love of geography and world cultures, and it was actually really awesome to incorporate party planning into homeschooling, and learning into partying.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Identity Crisis!!

I am having a total identity crisis.

Not long ago, I mentioned that one of the things a really like about myself is my hair.  I cut my hair really short about a month after Milo was born, and have worn it in some variation of the faux-hawk/swoop ever since, about four years now.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

A Renaissance Faire Birthday Party fit for a Prince

Max's ninth birthday is looming large, and the celebration promises to be.....well, let's just say he's once again raised the bar (while, surprisingly, kinda repeating a theme). It's made me hella anxious that I haven't yet blogged about his party from two YEARS ago.  Yes, I realize that blogging about a party that happened two years ago is hugely unimportant.  But in the interest of falling asleep tonight, imma doooit.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

It helps if you ask the right question.

First of all, I want to thank everyone for the feedback on my post from earlier today, here on the blog and on Facebook and in private messages.  

My cousin, Colleen, made an interesting point that " [T]he internet is ruining parenting. Everyone seems to be doing it better. Everyone has an opinion on how you should be doing this. No stranger emailed our mothers and told them when they were doing something wrong, or failing us. They sorted it out."

She's right, but it's also right that I feel better for having reached out and heard from so many people that I'm NOT doing it wrong, that parents ALL have these issues.  I didn't find an answer, but I found support, and that's better.  Well, kinda.

I'm failing.

My head is pounding.  My eyes are swollen.  My nose is running and I've shouted myself hoarse.

Just another morning trying to get my 4 year old out the door to preschool.