Monday, March 9, 2009

Time flies...blah blah blah....

Has it really been almost a month since I last posted? It's probably been nearly as long since I've taken a peak in my google reader. In fact, hang on, I must go take a peak at my google reader numbers....this should be good.....

Don't go anywhere.....

BWAHAHAHAHA!!!!

My google reader has almost reached quadruple numbers! I miss ya'll. I do. Terribly. But I really suck at time management. As evidenced by my scatter brain household and parental mishaps. The most recent mishaps being......

1) With 3 kids all bringing notes home both from school and extracurriculars I tend to skim read them trying to pick out important information at a glance to save time. I mis-read the latest note from gymnastics thinking they didn't have practice the day before a meet....which didn't make sense....but whatever....and proceeded to tell another mom the same wrong information so they missed practice too. Yeay me.

2) We seem to have lost a very important part to my son's gymnastics uniform. Whether this is my fault or my son's fault is debatable but I'm guessing parents who are on top of things don't lose their kids' uniforms. Just a guess.

3) I somehow missed a very important school newsletter stating that there was a HUGE project due on Monday. My son has known about this for 3 weeks and I just found out 5 days before it's due date and 2 days before we left for an out of town gymnastics meet. Which meant I he we had approximately 24 hours to complete said project. The fault of this is, again, debatable but as the parent of this child I must accept a portion of the blame. A little aside here for any teachers who may be reading this.....please keep in mind I'm a little bitter about this.....HOW do all these FREAK'N projects contribute to my child's education AT. ALL???? They don't. Not at all. These projects are NOT for the children....they are FOR THE PARENTS!!! KNOCK IT OFF!!! I HAVE ENOUGH SHIT TO DO!!!

I would also like to say that I worked very hard on my son's project and fully expect an A+.

And for any parents out there who will undoubtedly feel the need to point out that my doing this project FOR him undermines the purpose and his education....I say...."save it."

Just trying to cover all bases here.

Kay, I feel better. If any teachers out there take offense to this....I apologize. I really do wish though that I could understand the purpose of these projects. They serve no purpose other than to stress an already "at her limit" mom out. If you feel projects are that necessary to their growth, development, and education....then how's about yah do them in the classroom? Just a thought.
Those are just a few of the most recent parental failures that come to mind...there are more....many....many.....many more.

On a happier note...

Our family vacation to Cancun was fabulous. There are very few things that make me happier than vacationing with my family. And every year that passes it becomes more enjoyable than the year before. The older our kids get the more self reliant they become. Plane trips are no longer the dreaded field trip they once were. (cue Bill Cosby and his "Jeffery" skit). I no longer have to worry about packing the pack-n-play, the stroller, the car seat, the diapers....etc. I no longer have to worry about how the kids will all fall asleep in the same room, making sure we're in the room for naps, or how to heat up a bottle. Up until a few years ago (for 9 years straight) vacationing was just a whole lotta work. Exhausting even.
Now?
It's the blissful escape and adventure it once was.

I assumed this position for much of this trip ~ Kindle in one hand & cocktail in the other. =)
Dreamy
The boys playing basketball at the kids camp with some of the friends they met.

We enjoyed a little putt putt.


Smurfette had her face painted at the kids camp.

Me smooch'n on my hubby. I would just like to point out what the humidity does to my hair. ACK!




Me and my favorite travel companions....




























My husband joined a poolside activity...he volunteered to be a judge for bikini models. But instead got suckered into participating in a poolside Iron Man contest....he won and was deemed the King of Cancun for the week. I'm so proud.







11 comments:

April said...

It looks like a great vacation!

As far as the school projects go, I think that if there were valid reasons for projects, then yes, they should be doing them in school. They would argue there's not enough time. Which is where I counter that we have to get rid of these farming hours and make the school days and year longer.

It seems most of us are having a hard time keeping up these days. This whole "real life" thing is quite intrusive sometimes!

Kate @ Life As I Live It said...

Your vacation looks like it was FABULOUS. Holy moly, what I wouldn't give to be sitting on a sunny, warm beach right now. The view out my window looks like I'm inside a snowglobe that's been violently shaken. Grrrr....

Nice to "see" you Tammy. You should post more often. :)

Marni's Organized Mess said...

Oh how I have missed you my darling!

Your trip looks beautiful. I am so happy to see your big smile and beautiful photos!

common mom said...

***Jealous***

Oh, and I hear ya on school projects. I'm Ok with them for the most part, but the one I wasn't Ok with was the one THE LIBRARIAN gave the kids! Complete bio on an astronaut that they have to "become" to give their presentation . . . which meant making a friggin' space helmet! Ya, that one did not make me real happy.

Tara R. said...

Great pictures. I'm glad you all had such a good time.

I couldn't agree more about school projects, and most homework for that matter.

Leslie said...

*sigh* I am totally jealous too. Those pictures look amazing. Ahh.... the water. Love it. I must say, as I've said it before, your family is just beautiful. I'm so glad you guys got to take this trip. Sorry about the school project. Sounds like that bites. Really bad. I don't look forward to those days. School yes. Projects no. ;) Glad you are back!

MaNiC MoMMy™ said...

Oh, I am moaning with jealousy right here in my frigid Chicago home. Waaaaaaaaaaaaaah.

So jealous. And sad.

But, in just over one month, Mr. Manic and I go somewhere, I don't know where--surprise for my big birthday, for 4 nights. But a trip with the whole family for a week sounds fab right NOW!!!

I wanna know what you were reading AND what you were DRINKING TOO!

Dana said...

loving all of the pictures!! you have a wonderful family!

Kristin H. said...

You are cute as can be, you know that?

And I am so with you on the whole "don't have to pack the stroller, bouncy, carseat, BS." Vacations weren't vacations back then. They were taking the show on the road. Not relaxing AT ALL.

Happy2bme said...

That looks like so much fun and relaxing!! I'm so jealous.

auntie said...

looks like you guys had a most FABULOUS time, and i'm sooooo jealous! your family is so cute. i think it's awesome that you love taking vacations together.