March 23 07

once again, i was tagged by miss haley-o to do the Real Moms meme. i’m so thankful that Haley always gets tagged…and that she always tags me…because i’ve really wanted to do this one for quite some time. i was even going to use one of those “i tag everyone” to my advantage.

At first i thought i would do something funny….like real moms wear spanx. true. but not good enough.

and then i thought something heartfelt….like real moms are suckers for the unsolicited “i love you”s. true. still not good enough.

and then i thought something sad…like real moms instinctively will hold out both hands for their children to puke in. true. but, um, ew.

but then, as i watched my son eat a cookie for breakfast and head on off to school with his boots on the wrong feet…it hit me:

Real moms pick their battles.

at least he was eating something and not going to school with an empty stomach! at least he was wearing boots!

you can’t always win. so, real moms fight the fights that are worth it. yes, you must take a bath (but, you can wash your body youself). yes, you must brush your teeth (but we’ll get you a super cool superhero toothbrush!). yes, you must go to bed (but you can keep the light on for a little bit).

sometimes it’s just not worth the temper tantrum.

yes, Isabella, you can still drink from a bottle and use a paci:

yes, guys, you CAN eat ice cream out of the tub at grandma’s house:

sure, baby, go right into Roxy’s cage, no problem:

now…for the tagging…Di, Jamie, Bub and Pie, the multi-tasking mommy, and Beth.

Grey’s Anatomy

~ Izzy is in love with George. WTF? what happened to, um, Denny??? “You meant it several times.” (mcvomit) wanna take bets as to whether Izzy ends up pregnant? i must say that i’m so happy that Izzy and George didn’t go at it in the broom closet of sin.

~ Calliope’s hair. seriously, can we talk about it?

~ McSteamy is hot. hot. hot. hot. maybe hotter than McDreamy.

~i love Addison. and i’m so glad to see her glasses again! “Am i the go-to person for adultery?” love her. also…i think…i can’t believe i’m saying this…i kinda like the Addie/Alex angst.

~I surprisingly enjoyed Meredith and Derek’s relationship this week. the scale of 1 to 10 bit.

~i love Cristina. her whole “be kind rewind” thing was awesome. actually, the entire lunchtime table conversation was great!! i may actually be back on the Grey’s love train.

  1. Good one. I sure have to pick mine.


    Comment by metro mama on March 23, 2007
  2. Hey! You put your kid in a dog crate too? I thought I was the only one.


    Comment by Mrs. Chicky on March 23, 2007
  3. I enjoyed Grey’s way more this week, too. It hadn’t occured to me that Izzy would get pregnant with George’s McSperm, though… yikes.
    Great meme answers.


    Comment by Rebecca on March 23, 2007
  4. Hey! I was going to tag you with Real moms, but I thought you had already done that one!?

    Grey’s was good this week, and yes, I would expect Izzy to be pg with George’s baby. There has to be SOME drama….right??? I mean aside from the ‘he said, she said’, ‘we are not speaking’ things that go on daily.


    Comment by Jay on March 23, 2007
  5. Some Grey’s thoughts…
    1. Re: pregnancy… uhm, Ali… which woman that George recently had sex with was exceptionally sensitive to the smell of him and his clothes throughout the episode?
    2. Re: Addison… I just learned why she has been revamped in such a favourable light… if you don’t know, email me.
    3. Re: Jane Doe… is it me, or did Karev call the 3rd face “April” and then she started calling her Ava?

    Not that I watch Grey’s or anything… I just watch it because my wife likes is…


    Comment by SciFi Dad on March 23, 2007
  6. I canNOT believe George and Izzy. You so called it on her getting pregnant. I’ll take McDreamy over McSteamy anyday – yowza!


    Comment by RLGelber on March 23, 2007
  7. hi Ali you sure called that one right.pick your battles wisely and make sure you will win.especially with teens and headstrong little missies.well i know you aren’t going to believe it but i watched an entire episode of grey’s anatomy last night.the last time i watched people were having sex at work and i’m pretty sure someone was cheating on their spouse.deja vu much?and that was like last season.and whats with the blond girl she was the one having sex in a closet and this time its a married guy.yikes.


    Comment by LAVENDULA on March 23, 2007
  8. yay! this has been a great meme. i’ve been loving reading everyone’s different takes on it. :)


    Comment by lara on March 23, 2007
  9. That was a fun real moms meme…great one!!!

    You really make me wish I watched Grey’s Anatomy…Now I feel like I’ve missed so much…


    Comment by Janet a.k.a Wonder Mom on March 23, 2007
  10. I love that show……and I too, had the feeling that Izzy is preggers last night…….


    Comment by iris on March 23, 2007
  11. You are SO RIGHT. I pick my battles every. single. day.


    Comment by mamatulip on March 23, 2007
  12. Ali, you do realize I tagged you for the Real Moms meme back when I did it, right????


    Comment by mamatulip on March 23, 2007
  13. Good one, Ali!!!! And, sooooooo true. Fine, Monkey, take your adorable hair clip out. Fine, monkey, put stickers on the floor. Okay, take my favourite makeup brush…see if I care. ;)


    Comment by Haley-O on March 23, 2007
  14. Re: SciFi Dad
    Pregnancy: Hmmm good point
    Jane Doe: Nope, I heard Ava.
    And Ali, the picture of Isabella is so cute! I have one of me just like that when I was around her age.


    Comment by Haley on March 23, 2007
  15. This is going to be a challenge – there’ve been so many wonderful posts for this meme. I’m waiting for inspiration to strike…


    Comment by bubandpie on March 23, 2007
  16. Shonda redeemed herself with this episode.
    (I heard Ava)


    Comment by Christine on March 23, 2007
  17. I definitely pick my battles. My sister does too – her one daughter wore a sequined tank top EVERY DAY for six months.


    Comment by Jodi on March 23, 2007
  18. I hear ya. That’s a good one .. I am all about picking battles.


    Comment by Sandra on March 24, 2007
  19. That last picture is adorable.

    I agree on the McSteamy vs. McDreamy comparison. McSteamy is soooo much hotter.


    Comment by thethinker on March 24, 2007
  20. Your kids are so cute.

    I didn’t even think about Izzy getting pregnant. Oh this is so bad. That storyline is so stupid.

    McSteamy is growing on me. He’s such a dog though it’s hard to love him. I do still have flashbacks of that scene where he comes out of the shower in Addison’s hotel room.


    Comment by lisa b on March 24, 2007
  21. Those are great! The only one I might add is Real moms are more than willing to get out of bed in the middle of the night for a sick kid and head to a 24hour pharmacy to get medicine… still wearing their pajamas. And slippers.


    Comment by Kristi on March 25, 2007
  22. OOh, good one! I will play too but have to think on it for a little while :)


    Comment by Jamie on March 25, 2007
  23. Hi!

    Glad that you tagged Laural Down who also tagged SciFi Dad for this MeMe


    I tried it…it’s a nice MeMe for ‘Real moms…


    Comment by Adwina - Mom of 1 cute boy on March 26, 2007
  24. I almost puked, really puked, when Izzy did it with George! I mean, com’on, there’s nothing sexy about George. Sorry but I used to like Grey’s but it’s weaning on me. I’m so glad “Six Degrees” is back though!


    Comment by Waya on March 29, 2007
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