Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Tales from my mind...RANDOM

The past 7 days have been a blur. I'm on my couch typing on a laptop with squinty eyes,
a hot coffee (Yes, I know it is 11:30pm) a warm neck roll and I've just taken (3) of these babies.....I know. IT MUST BE BAD you are thinking. You would be right.
Parent information night @ School...NEED I SAY MORE? I have a 3rd grader.
Not an adorable 1st or 2nd grader. A 3rd grader and MAN, does he have some homework.
This is year that I begin to realize that he will surpass me in intelligence (it was bound to happen sometime, I have been preparing)! So, I would like to issue this to my son. Of course, it has NO bearing because I am not his teacher but makes me feel like I care a little bit more.
Hockey - Which rink? What time? Which kid? I'm taking who with me? Why? Did he eat? When will his mom be here? Does he have his gear? Oh you have GOT to be kidding me? Now, I am here with MY 5 year old who totally wigs out and DOES NOT want to skate in the slightest. HOCKEY GEAR takes like 25 minutes to get off and on...and no is 8:15pm and this kid is 5 and he has been at school and a parent information night today..... I am beginning to see why us hockey moms get such a bad rap. So, to this child I would like to issue this....take your time buddy, NO RUSH on the hockey thing if you ask me!!!
The last thing on my plate this week....Hubs new job. Well sorta. After he worked for the same company for 19 years he left a couple of years ago. Now, he has headed back. Would you like to know when his 1st day was? Yep. Monday. So, I am sooo happy for him but me, me on the inside (and honestly on the out as well) I just wasn't prepared. We had the last 3 years of flexible scheduling (meaning that I could get a massage mid day and not have to work around kids or anything) Ahhhh...BLISS....and then hit me...He now goes to the office Mon-Fri and I am SOLO...SOLO...SOLO and I am fading FAST! So to my hubs I would like to give:
Congratulations Graphics me, to me I would like to say...BUCK UP Sold-JA!!
You have some long days ahead and this is just what the doctor ordered:
(Yes, it is REAL and yes, the little one is a NORMAL size mug)


  1. OH Tarah, Tarah, Tarah. Sweet Tarah.

    I feel thy pain!

    I feel like I in the middle of the tornado sometimes being whirled around in too many directions. I've got this on this night, she's got this on this night, he's got this on this night, they all collide, gotta find a sitter, gotta be here and there both at the same time, find someone to fill in here while I'm there.....

    AHHHHHHH! It's enough to make a mom's head explode, ain't it? =0)

    Hang in there.

  2. I am there, my son is in 4th grade and I already know he is way smarter then me.

  3. Now you know what we can never answer all those questions on the TV show, Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader? They need the questions from when we were in school not now. The kids today are going to be a lot more smarter but then again companies will have higher expectations for them as well. Take it nice and slow and back away from the overly abnormal size cup.

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

  4. yep...can I order one of those full of Dunkin Donuts Iced Coffee. YUM & I need it. This fall is gonna be CRAZY!

  5. Tarah, I wish I had some words of wisdom but since my little guy hasn't yet entered the crazy world of school and sports, there's not much I can tell ya. All I can say is hang in there. I honestly don't know how parents of school age kids do it. It must literally be like juggling. I guess I better enjoy the calm before storm, right?!

  6. Super cute Post! I know that back to school can and is a total nightmare and stressful situations for SAHM's You all should have Ticker Tape Parades for you all when the school year ends!

    Hey Idea just popped up!

    Get back to you on it! lol

    Keep the Faith and hang in there!


  7. Honey...fill that thing full(and I do mean the big one)...because you are going to need it! I have heard from sources(grandma types)...that is doesn't slow down anytime soon. But you can do it!!

  8. hope the rest of your week(s) smooth out for you. I'm sure you will all find a groove

  9. I took two of those babies last night too...this has been the longest week! Why do the kids have to grow up and have homework that us parents don't understand anyway ;)

    Take care...and, um...drink a little coffee :)

  10. Tell me about it. My kids passed me up a long time ago. Even though they keep trying to get me to still help them and they are in 5th, 8th, 9th, and 10th grade. Give me a break! Oh well, I guess it keeps my brain in constant work out mode. :)

  11. Oh my gosh Tarah! I can't even imagine.... Oh my goodness! I don't know how you do all that driving and lugging and dressing. You are a super hero. I really don't know how any mom with more than one kid does it. WOW! I hope the year starts running smooth soon! And I know what you mean about the homework. It is off the hook how much homework 3rd graders have. Bushels! : (

  12. Okay I am getting back to you with my idea!

    Please let all of the other Moms on your Blog know to come on over to my Blog and see the surprise I have for you!

    Keep the Faith!


  13. Hang in there can only get better! Well that is what I keep telling myself anyways!!

  14. Homeschooling first grade was sooo easy, lol! Actually third grade was pretty good compared to high school! Trade you, hahaha!

    Hey, a midday massage sounds pretty good, girl. Maybe you can work it in somehow. Just make sure to drop the kids off at hubby's work in the afternoon!

  15. I hate to tell you, but it doesn't get much easier as they get older. Mine are in 8th and 12th and there's still a lot of running. Actually there is light at the end of the tunnel, the senior gets her license in a few weeks and there will be some help then.

  16. oh no! The new job on top of are gonna need 2 of the large mugs!

  17. Ugh! SEnding lots of hugs and coffee your way!

  18. As a first grade teacher, the homework I assign is relatively "easy". But as a mom of a 10th grader, 6th grader, and 5th grader...oh yeh, it DOES get harder. 3rd and 4th are the worst I think. Until high school anyway. Thank goodness I took spanish or my poor sophomoric son would be in trouble! I've found myself craving McDonald's iced mochas more and more lately as my schedule fills dunkin donuts or starbucks in my teeny town. I'm thinking this new addiction can't be good for amy already expanding waistline tho, but it sure does help my sanity!


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