I’ve now just come to terms with the fact that weekends are just supposed to fly by. It’s probably for the best. My kids have eaten more crap than I can even count (they munched on lollipops before dinner tonight because I am a super-awesome mom /sarcasm). I have done zero cleaning or anything that betters the organization of my house (a secret goal I have every weekend, which is obviously never accomplished).
But, you can’t say we didn’t have fun.
It started Friday with silly faces (the best kind!)
and school festivals (2 in 3.5 hours – shoot me now).
(and wine once I got home. It was warranted.)
Saturday brought an 8.5 mile run – that ended in chafing.
and then soccer
and birthday parties
And a mimosa — because when the hostess offers you don’t say no!
Saturday night consisted of beer tasting
And wasting an hour (hours?) of my life reading this site (if you are a 30 Rock fan — don’t go there until you have hours to spare).
Today brought oversleeping (oops), a humid run, and a little family time before meeting Jackie Jovi (as we call her in this house) for lunch!
We ate at Dandelion Communitea Cafe. (we TRIED to eat at Pom Poms, but it was packed!)
Jackie and I both order the Sweet Potato Burrito and quickly realized we should have split it.
It was good – but it needed a little something. More spices, some salsa, some salt?
We then hit up Marshalls and tried on shoes.
I was actually REALLY tempted to buy those shoes I tried on because they were surprisingly comfortable — but where the heck would I wear them?? Stripperville?
Next up was the main event — Meeting the Scary Mommy herself – Jill Smokler.
She was at our Barnes & Noble pimping out her book, Confessions of a Scary Mommy.
I had never been to a book signing/reading event before — so I didn’t know what to expect but, Jill was very honest, funny, and sweet. And it was interesting to hear about her experiences with writing a book (which is NOT just a compilation of her blog posts) and about her Disney experience with her 3 kids.
Her books (from the parts that I have read) are hilarious, honest, and real. It’s a reminder that parenting is NOT all fun and games – but you wouldn’t trade it for the world.
Also at the signing was Kerry!!
After the book event, I stopped by and picked up L’s flower girl dress for my brother’s wedding (in less than 2 weeks — eeee!) and headed home for a little more family time. We’re now watching The Tale of Desereaux — adorable!
I’m not quite ready to go back to work tomorrow — but I’m worn out, sore, and ready to get my kids back into a normal eating schedule (or least one that involves less candy!). Guess that’s sign of a good weekend!
What’s your secret weekend goal? Everyone has one, right?