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When I was back at school, I used to occasionally have something my roommates coined Sunday-night syndrome. You know, the nervous stomach, the fatigue ... that unsettled feeling.
It wasn't because I was a bad student, or I was dreading a test or anything. I would just look at everything I had to do that week and feel overwhelmed.
Little did I know how easy I had it back then - just me, work and classes. I can't believe I complained.
These days, I look at my helpful mom…Continue
Added by Diane Majeske on February 27, 2011 at 11:15pm — No Comments
I don't think my husband has ever yelled at me. Not once, really. He's not a yeller. He's an exceptionally laid-back guy.
Until, of course, it comes to watching sports. Then his voice reaches decibels previously unknown in this household.
I don't understand it; I never will. Screaming at the TV? Yelling at your team? Maybe it's a guy thing; I don't know. It doesn't seem like fun to me, but since he's been doing it faithfully every season - football and basketball - for nearly…Continue
Added by Diane Majeske on February 24, 2011 at 12:13am — No Comments
We've played Apples to Apples four times already. We've watched old movies. We've drawn pictures with these cool markers that are filled with paint.
I've been pulling out the stops trying to make sure that the kids are entertained during their winter break - especially since there's been yet another blizzard and we can't really go anywhere.
But over the weekend, it hit me the kids weren't looking for entertainment. They were perfectly happy spending time with me, even…Continue
Added by Diane Majeske on February 21, 2011 at 1:12pm — No Comments
He was waiting for me when I got out of the bathroom, and he was holding a tiny, bloody tooth in his hand.
"I just wiggled it a little bit," my little boy told me. "And it came out. I didn't even think it was that loose."
It was late, really late, but somehow, the tooth fairy managed to find him that night. At our house, the tooth fairy is pretty thrifty. I've heard tales where she leaves $5, even $10, even higher, but here, she just leaves $2. (He lost a tooth, after…Continue
Added by Diane Majeske on February 17, 2011 at 10:03pm — No Comments
This afternoon, I couldn't wait to walk outside. It was, after all, a balmy 35 degrees.
Sure, it was a little chilly. But it was still about 30 degrees warmer than this time last week.
This winter has seemed endless. Maybe it's because it started snowing so early. Maybe it's just been too cold for too long. Or maybe I'm just getting wimpier as I get older. But I am more ready for spring this year than I've been in a long time.
I'm already dreaming of planting flowers and…Continue
Added by Diane Majeske on February 15, 2011 at 10:45pm — No Comments
I just found out about the Potty Dance. I'm still laughing. It's so silly. And I have to wonder: If my mom had taught me to do a little dance every time I went to the bathroom, would I still be doing it today?
The Potty Dance, if you're new to this too, is this little routine made up by the marketing folks at Pull-Ups to reward kids for using the potty.
At least I think it is. Because at first, I'll admit, I was very confused. I saw this commercial where this mom and her…Continue
Added by Diane Majeske on February 12, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments
Stupid Hamster Dance.
Why, if it wasn't for that song, I'd probably be a dancing queen by now.
See, I'd mastered Party in my Tummy, and I was grooving with Funkytown, but there was this one little bend and shimmy in that evil Hamster Dance that made my hip pop so loud my husband, reclining on the sofa, started into a sitting position.
"Whoa! What was that?!!" he exclaimed. "Was that your HIP???"
We were, of…Continue
Added by Diane Majeske on February 9, 2011 at 11:05pm — No Comments
The other morning I was lying in bed in that blissful half-asleep state, and it was cozy and warm and quiet, when suddenly I heard it. The unmistakable scrape of the snow plow coming down my street.
I should have been happy, I know. I'd actually be able to get out of the driveway. But I wasn't. I was sick of winter, tired of being cold. And as I awakened and thought of all the chores the day had in store, I briefly - for just one, crazy moment - thought about just saying…Continue
Outside, the snow came down relentlessly The giant blizzard that had been predicted for days had finally arrived.
Inside, my son stuck to my side like glue. And he's an independent little guy. So it took me awhile to figure it out. I just knew that even with books, Wii games, DVDs, tons of toys and even his sister around, he wouldn't leave my side.
As the sun set and the snow continued to fall, he wandered with me into the bedroom. I noticed then he was carrying a small…Continue
Added by Diane Majeske on February 2, 2011 at 11:14pm — No Comments