Sunday, July 21, 2013

parenting win

I'm not above admitting that I'm the Mom who decides to grocery shop at Winco pretty much because it's so much cheaper! there's a separate room where they keep the alcohol. There's a big sign outside the swinging door that says no one under the age of 21 can come in, so I leave my kids right outside the door and stand in the kidless nice and cold room for a minute and pretend I'm on vacation (don't freak out, I can still sort of see them). 


That actually happens.

I might also end up grabbing a Mike's Hard Lemonade Lite (or six) to pretend I'm on vacation during the 15 minutes between the time the kids go to bed and the time Jeff and I go to bed.

I live life big, you guys. Real big.

{NOTE: I'm under no illusion about how very blessed I am in this life and when I write posts like this it's mostly a joke. I don't know exactly why I felt the need to clarify that, but I did. I have four of the best kids in the world and I know it, but I still get tired and drink alcohol sometimes, ya know ? So to clarify again: I love my husband/kids/Jesus in a BIG way and I wouldn't change a thing - this is an adventure we're on and it's crazy scary ours. I'm happy with that. Okay. That's all.}


  1. My pretend vacation happens when the kids go to the dentist. Or even when I go to the dentist, if I'm being honest. Now, when i get excited about going to the Gyno, then I start to worry, a little!!

    1. It's funny you mention going to the Gyno because when I was prego with Fischer I had to go to the OB pretty often and just the other day I was thinking, "Man, I miss that!" because I got to drive all the way to town with no kids in the car and read any magazine I wanted (while I waited to get weighed and pee in a cup - I guess there were drawbacks...). ;)