Monday, July 11, 2011

Masochistic bike seats, multi-grain car washes and exploding microwaves

Today you will notice a few changes to the blog, including a name change.  Let me know your thoughts.

Family fun today was all about multi-tasking.  I know, I know, we all know how I feel about that.  But, sometimes, a mom’s gotta do what a mom’s gotta do!

Here’s what I learned about forgetting to tell your nanny about a broken microwave, taking a bike ride to finish errands, and engaging a five year old in washing the car.
1) Yesterday the road bike I purchased was a “men’s style bike”.  When I purchased a “men’s style bike” I had no idea that actually meant that after riding it for an hour you would feel like you had been intimate with a man for two days without getting the happy ending you had been hoping for.  Yes mom, I know your eyes are bleeding right now and for the record, the metaphor above is NOT derived from my marriage (just in case my husband finds this blog and those of you who know my husband know that this just might be grounds for getting my internet privileges revoked).  :)  But honestly, bike riders who are serious about this stuff must have had steel plates inserted into their butts thereby giving new meaning to the term “buns of steel”.

2) When you ask your nanny to feed your child lunch, be sure to tell her that the microwave is broken.  This will help avoid the call where she says “I was making chicken nuggets for the Id and the microwave caught fire . . . it’s out now, but I just want to make sure you know that”.  Poor girl thought she had broken the microwave.  Reality was, it had been broken for weeks and I had forgotten to tell her.

3)  Be sure to teach your children early about “good” multi-tasking and “bad” multitasking.  Good multitasking = riding your bike twelve miles with a stop in the middle to pick up some items for your upcoming vacation.  Bad multitasking = your child who decides to eat cheerios while also helping you wash the car (well, you were washing the car – she was washing the flamingo in your front yard).  We had some additional nutrition added to our car wash.  I don’t recommend adding multi-grain goodness to your soap.
And . . . cereal!
The Flamingo got pooped on, so he needed a shower

Tomorrow’s adventures – planning and packing for our trip!

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