Oh my goodness. Tonight in an attempt to put off going to bed Diva included jazz hands in her hugs! Too funny!!!1 note
Some little old lady in the bowling alley bathroom while Diva was taking a crap.
So, we are fully staffed again (for now) on my shift at work. I had a few hours in which I actually looked forward to having an occasional day off. Of course one of the other managers from a different location found out I was going to have free time and tracked me down to ask me to cover open shifts at her group home.
Part of me LOVES the idea that I am so good at what I do that other managers ask for me specifically. If I took the hours than my manager, other managers, and corporate would all be super happy with me. (They already are though). The other part of me longs for sleep.
Ultimately my daughter, husband, and son all have birthdays coming soon AND Christmas is right around the corner. ALSO - I like having disposable income instead of living paycheck to paycheck. So, OF COURSE I took all the shifts she offered. Sleep and personal time is over rated anyways……4 notes
Back when Diva was about 3 years old I had started back to work and been having her grandmother babysit. My mom would take her shopping and on all kinds of fun trips in the car. I didn’t think much of it.
My day off rolled around and I decided to take Diva to the movies. On the way to the theater a huge white truck turned out in front of us, cutting us off, and almost causing an accident. I gasped but didn’t say anything because little ears you know?
So, I calm down from the near miss. My heart rate slows back to normal and I am so proud for controlling my temper and not having road rage in front of my cute little diva. After a moment of this blessed silence her adorable little voice pipes up from the back seat.
"Mommy? " she asked.
"What sweetie?" I responded.
"Was he a jackass?"
"Yes. Yes he was."4 notes
Diva is happy this year. After her first week as a seventh grader she told me about her classes. The nicest and coolest teachers are teaching her least favorite subjects and making them fun. The worst teachers are teaching the subjects she loves….since she loves the topics it will be fine. “It all balances out good this year Mommy”.
Here is to hoping it remains a good year for her.2 notes
So, I have been attempting to help Diva clean and organize her room. This is basically for the purpose of seeing what clothes I need to buy her aside from the obligatory first day outfit and new gym shoes. I try to keep this undertaking to a one time a year thing as it is usually miserable for both of us and I am sure if I go to Hell when I die it will involve repeatedly cleaning my tweens closet on a loop.
Anyways, she and I have a HUGE difference of opinions as to what should stay and what needs pitched SO instead of tackling it all on one day, this time I have broken the job into many smaller tasks to be carried out one per day over a two week period.
It was going okay until we got to her main closet. The child has things she wore 7 years ago she tries to convince me still fit. “MOM I KNOW it doesn’t fit as a DRESS anymore but I wear it as a tunic now with PANTS. (Insert more whining here).” As though that simple fact and her apparent inability to live without the item will sway me into keeping something long overdue for the donation pile.
It is like a weird game of chess…her strategy is to offer/attempt “bargains”. For instance, “I will pitch these hot pink too small spandex pants you hate if you let me get rid of these baggy pants I hate” (wide legged jeans that fit her waist and butt perfectly.) My strategy is to have pictures of her adorable 5 year old cousin wearing previous “favorites” we handed down and talk about how cute munchkin looks wearing her old clothes.
The win comes in when I say we are almost done with today’s bit let’s just hurry and finish. She gets excited to be ‘done’ and rushes through the last bit not fighting me as much. So Of Course I put the items I hate the most at the bottom of the pile for when she is paying the least attention.
The better win came when she noticed me doing that and decided to attempt cleaning it up herself, with me just double checking stuff at the end. Way less work for me and room still gets cleaned!
The battle is halfway over. Tomorrow we start on her dresser/makeup/junk jewelry. One week down and one yet to go. If you don’t hear from me, you know what happened.4 notes
So, the other person on my shift quit so I have been doing both our jobs. We haven’t hired anyone else yet because people are not applying! In the meantime my past 2 checks (and next 3 yet to come) all have over a hundred hours on them.
Related….my birthday was this past month. My husband told me we are going on a Disney Cruise with the kids this January. I don’t mind the overtime because it gives me extra cash for excursions and spa time on the ship.
I am motivated and feeling excited. Our last cruise on the Disney Wonder was a blast. This time we are going on one of the newer ships and sailing concierge class. Can’t wait.8 notes