Tuesday, April 15, 2008

A piece of S*it

This pretty much sums up the past couple of days. To put it into perspective...I've been "spring cleaning". This basically means that my house is an ABSOLUTE disaster. I have craploads of surface mess but I really am getting down and dirty and cleaning out the old, stored up junk that just has to go. When we moved last August I saved a ton of craft stuff and old seasonal decorations thinking I might use them again. Well...needless to say I haven't used any of it and it is OUT! Now I just have to get reorganized and clean up the surface stuff.
Then, I can get down to the business of sewing my bedroom curtains (I KNOW, that was supposed to have been done months ago), sewing some things for BabyGirl's room, and working in the garden.
This weekend I bought six big photo collage frames from AC Moore and filled them up with photos of the kids. We hung them on the stairwell wall going up to the playroom. They turned out really cute! When my camera battery is done charging I'll be sure to post a photo.
This morning, as I was hanging the frames, BabyGirl ventured upstairs. "Mommy", she said. "Um, hmm?", I said. "This necklace is a piece of sh*t.", she said. Well, I have to admit that the necklace in question is, in fact, a piece of sh*t. However, after I stopped laughing hysterically (really driving that discipline point home, right?), I did explain that sh*t is a word for grown ups and even then it's not really okay to say. Of course, she knew that, but took great delight in the fact that she had used it...and used it appropriately.
This past Friday was our annual Book & Author Dinner that my physician's spouse's group hosts. It was really a great event. Cokie Roberts spoke and that was pretty cool. I've started reading her book Founding Mothers. Pretty fascinating stuff, but I think I'll probably stick to the stuff I really love (you know, soft porn meets mama drama) after I'm through. At any rate, I did get to do some fun flower arrangements. Here's a pic of the one I did for the VIP Cocktail Party that was held before the dinner. (I was kind of going for a patriotic theme...)

10 comments:

Melissa said...

That is too funny about your daughter! Kids say some funny things!

Preppy Mama said...

I'm sorry, I am still laughing at that sweet little face saying that. How can you keep a straight face?!?

Amelia said...

Your children are so adorable! That is absolutely hilarious what she said. How on Earth someone could keep a straight face through that, I do not know :)

Also, the flowers look amazing!

Stylinmama said...

s great that your daughter has no trouble with context! I almost spit out my drink when I read that.

Lovely flower arrangement, I want that on my table!

Hair Girl said...

I love when the kids use "grownup words" appropriately! We don't call them bad words- just only for grownups.
Eventually I will have to deal with the question, "When am I a grownup?"

SnappyCasualGifts said...

the arrangement looks good.
My son does the same stuff. He cusses even though we tell him not to say those words. You can't help but laugh when you hear a 2 year old say those things.

I'm Just Beachy said...

I just finished my spring cleaning and know exactly how you feel. My place was a wreck for 2 weeks!

Beautiful flowers!

The Lawyer's Wife said...

At the beach last week my children learned some bad words after listening to my mother! Her question to me ... how can they mispronounce words like popsicle and bathing suit and get crap, shit and hell right the first time?

They are just gifted like that ...

Kate said...

That is hilarious about the piece of sh*t comment!

I love A.C. Moore too - I always find great scrapbooking & cake decorating stuff! Will have to see if mine has those photo collages.

The Cokie Roberts book sounds good - it would be a nice break from my own soft core porn/mama drama reading :P

cancersucks said...

The floral arrangement is beautiful! It's ironic that you posted about spring cleaning. I did the same recently. I feel like my house has been taken over by rubbermaid tubs- some to store, some for garage sale, some for ebay and some for charity. Ah, the glamourous life of us moms!