October 13 09

So, somehow, even though my kids have pretty much had the entire month off for various Jewish High Holidays and for various jewish high holiday eves and jewish high holiday morning-afters, they are off tomorrow again. Parent/teacher conferences. oh goodie. I actually am looking forward to speaking to their teachers. and I have three free baskin robbins ice cream coupons that I’ve been meaning to use on the munchkins.  and I promised to play a little Rock Band with Josh and if you’ve ever heard my son belt out his new favorite song “Eye of the Tiger” you will understand the pure joy in this activity. I am looking forward to it.

If I’ve learned one thing in the 2 1/2 months that we’ve been here in Atlanta it is this:  my three children are actually ridiculously awesome mini people and I really like to be around them, even if I don’t dress well enough for Emily’s liking.

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(parenting FTW!)

But you know those hours between 8:05 and 2:55? that’s when I am supposed to be working. that’s when I am supposed to be earning a living. aye, there’s the WAHM rub.  those hours during the day are for my, you know, actual job. except when they can’t be. Because we need milk. or I need to find a medicine for Emily that isn’t grape or bubble gum or cherry flavored (read: not an easy task). or Isabella is off of school for a week. or the other kids are out of school. or someone is sick. or Indy is being stubborn and I have to take him outside 87 times a day because when it rains he won’t do his business anywhere but my stepmom’s expensive oriental rugs. or I need to run almost 3 miles (yay!). or I need to shower after said run. or firefox crashes. or firefox crashes again. or my laptop dies. or I need to buy myself some clothing for my upcoming trip to Boston and New York (are you coming to the Aiming Low parties??) because I now live in the south and have no winter clothing because it was almost 80 degrees outside today and my winter coat is sitting in a box in a storage facility in Toronto which means that it helps me exactly not at all.

But, LO, there will be ice cream tomorrow. so there’s that. (work? what work?)

and I was never an ice cream person. cookies. pie. cake. you name it, I want it in ma belly. but ice cream? I was always all I’ll pass, thanks. Until, um, I tasted it again for the first time. and oh my heaven… edystakethecake

have you tried this? If you like birthday cake…you will like this. that blue ribbon? buttercream icing. no, really.

(ps. side note. I was also never a hot dog person. I probably hadn’t had a hot dog since I was about Emily’s age and then the husband forced me to have one at a baseball game because in his eyes it’s just not right to go to a ball game and not experience it the way it’s meant to be – with beer and hot dogs. Oh, and also because one day I was just sitting at my desk and work and had this serious craving for hot dogs. and no I was not pregnant. crazy, but not pregnant. and then, ohmigod, I had a corndog. and now I’m screwed for life because I effing love hot dogs)

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  1. Gah. I know. In the month of October alone my kids have three days off and one early release. AND there’s a time change thrown in there somewhere, no?

    PS. Edy’s is owned by Nestle. Don’t tweet about liking it because you might get a lot on angry Nestle boycott activist mommy bloggers. Heh.

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    Comment by OHmommy on October 13, 2009
  2. My kids also do not like any flavoured medicine, we have to get the white kind, but not the white one that’s cherry flavoured, don’t you even dare, they smell it. Good to hear that your running, we did 10mi on Sunday, good thing as i’m still upchucking Thanksgiving dinner, Thanks SIL for your lack of poultry thermometer use. Anyway, you can do it! I hear working from home is the hardest thing to do because your surrounded or reminded of the many chores that you have. Looks like you at least got a post out!
    .-= NaomiJesson´s last blog ..Laughing Out Loud =-.

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    Comment by NaomiJesson on October 13, 2009
  3. Welcome to WAHMdom. It can,indeed, be total hell.

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    Comment by Haley-O (Cheaty) on October 14, 2009
  4. …And all the above are reasons why I work at starbucks, where there’s only ONE distraction: you know, chai tea lattes.

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    Comment by Haley-O (Cheaty) on October 14, 2009
  5. AND I realizing I’m projecting my own HELLISH wahm day (and manifesting a little OCD, FTW) in your comments. Your wahming actually sounds enjoyable. Can I have a “Save Haley” shirt now? If not, a “Save Ali” will do.

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    Comment by Haley-O (Cheaty) on October 14, 2009
  6. I always thought my son was strange for not liking flavored medicine but glad to know it’s a common thing.
    Why would moms boycott Nestle? am I so out of the loop?

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    Comment by Maria on October 14, 2009
  7. I just bought this flavor and looove it. No one else in my family does! Which means I get the whole thing to myself. Awesome.

    I love my WAH days, but they’re only once a week-i do work at work and usually home stuff WAH days. Don’t tell :)

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    Comment by obabe on October 14, 2009
  8. Yeah, it’s amazing how much nothing can eat up your day. (Especially when you start said day by not showering until almost noon.)

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    Comment by MonsteRawr on October 14, 2009
  9. No one understands how hard a WAHM (or a SAHM for that matter!) really us when you’ve got kids and animals to take care of during the day, laundry that needs to be done, errands that need to be run, breakfast lunch and dinner that need to be made. Then you are supposed to WORK on top of that? It sucks, I hear ya on that one!

    That ice cream looks mighty tasty. Buttercream? Ice cream? I will take it, yes please!
    .-= Cassie´s last blog ..Twitter! Oh no! =-.

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    Comment by Cassie on October 14, 2009
  10. Here’s an article you may find interesting.
    http://www.nationalpost.com/story.html?id=2094637

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    Comment by alex on October 14, 2009
  11. I get a whole lot of nothing done during the day except when get stuff done. Which is hardly ever.

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    Comment by Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] on October 14, 2009
  12. I love your kids! They are pretty awesome!

    Working from home is hard. Even without kids. At least for me. There are more distractions, like dishes and cleaning and my DVR.

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    Comment by Kristabella on October 14, 2009
  13. You may have to toilet train Indy because it’s going to rain for the rest. Of. Our. Lives.

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    Comment by Karen Chatters on October 14, 2009
  14. I must run to the store and purchase birthday cake ice cream. My ass does not thank you for the suggestion.
    BTW- Cant wait to party with you in NYC!!
    .-= Maya´s last blog ..You have to see to believe =-.

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    Comment by Maya on October 14, 2009
  15. Flavored medicine – Target has about a dozen flavors you can choose for your kid’s medicine, including chocolate! They’ll let you mix and match too.

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    Comment by LizP on October 14, 2009
  16. Squee! Aiming Low party – see you there!
    .-= TrenchesofMommyhood´s last blog ..Working Moms – Are Your Children Unhealthy??? =-.

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    Comment by TrenchesofMommyhood on October 14, 2009
  17. The WAHM thing is nearly killing me. Or at least, removing my will to live.

    As for hot dogs? Mmmmmm…

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    Comment by Angella on October 14, 2009
  18. I have no kids, and no job (wee, I’m a farm wife, hello), and I still can’t get enough accomplished in a day. I don’t know what’s going to happen when I become a mom.

    Also, icecream is like my best friend. we are pretty much involved. They probably don’t even have that flavor in Canada. *sigh*

    Also, I despise hotdogs. (more for you!) Like mmm, all the rest of the meat trimmings that couldn’t make it as a steak get shoveled into a condom like contraption and sold for 12 cents. Excellent. Anything that is AKA tube steak is not edible. Of course I’m totally a hipocrite because i do eat an occasional hot dog IF it is all beef and IF it is roasted on a fire. But I LOVE LOVE LOVE corn dogs. I make no sense.
    .-= Katie´s last blog ..Are Two Dreams Coming True? Just Not At The Same Time Please… =-.

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    Comment by Katie on October 14, 2009
  19. “…even if I don’t dress well enough for Emily’s liking.”

    LMFAO!

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    Comment by mamatulip on October 14, 2009
  20. So this week, it’s Joshie’s turn to look angsty I see.

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    Comment by slynnro on October 15, 2009
  21. I made the mistake of tasting the cake ice cream a couple years back, and my sweets barometer has never been the same since.

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    Comment by Camels & Chocolate on October 15, 2009
  22. You should hire an au pair!

    I’m a qualified one and I work for hot dogs and birthday cake ice cream.

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    Comment by Avitable on October 15, 2009
  23. Now I want a hotdog and it’s only 8 am… with an ice cream chaser.

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    Comment by Joanie M on October 15, 2009
  24. It’s the first day of my cleanse and you have me jonesing for ice cream… sigh…

    Yeah, WAHMdom is a big mess most of the time, isn’t it? And when the kids get sick, the whole schedule goes to hell.
    I’ll stick a “save ali” patch on my “save nenette” shirt, girlfriend. :) xo

    ps – love the pics! and stay warm in Boston and NY! brrrr…

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    Comment by Nenette on October 15, 2009
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