July 21 10

My kids are at Camp Mommy this week. If you are in the Milwaukee area and you are looking for some fun (and free!) entertainment for your kiddies, look no further! Just send them on over to Casa de Ali’s Mom for some summer fun.

Please keep your fingers crossed that it doesn’t rain so we don’t have to clean up from another flood, and please don’t use the dairy dishwasher, because that tends to flood the basement too.

Also, please keep in mind that Camp Mommy will not begin until – at least – 10am, because I must have at least 2 cups of coffee coursing through my veins before we can have any sort of fun.

Behold! Exciting camp activities include:

1. Picking out upholstery. Yes. This is a fan favorite around here and involves searching the internet for a fabric to cover my kitchen chairs. It may even include a fun-filled field trip to Hancock Fabrics! Why yes, my husband so thoughtfully recovered my kitchen chairs last week, and you guys, it was sooo sweet of him to do, but they are just, well, they are not what I had envisioned. So, I am recovering my already recovered chairs. So, my little campers and I are on A Quest For the Perfect Kitchen Chair Fabric. Thoughts on this? Any ideas you want to share?

Or something brown and damasky.

And then I kind of liked this until I saw THE ANTLERS.

…and now I will have nightmares.

2. Field trips to Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s.

3. Lots of time spent outside in the sunshine…trying to get the dog to do his business. Sometimes this can take up to 9 or 10 futile attempts before there’s any action. This, kids, is SUPER FUN.

4. Swimming in the lake. But, because Mommy is terrified of drowning babies, you will be wearing a life jacket, even if you are 25.

5. Dress-up time.

6. A trip to Kohl’s (and not the scary Milwaukee Target) to find a brassiere that fits because the one she I am wearing now is no good for anyone’s eyes.

7. Glee Soundtrack karaoke dance parties. And maybe a little bit of the OMG Usher song too. Maybe. If you are lucky.

8. Settlers of Catan marathons.

And while I can’t promise that there will be regular bathing or regular bed times or even regular eating times…

(Ice cream for lunch! At 2pm! FTW!)

…I promise it will be the best money ever spent.

On second thought, if your kids aren’t into lingerie sections of department stores or endless amount of Star Wars marathons or playing with my hair for extra minutes at bedtime or cross-dressing for CATS performances or Who Can Sing Higher in Defying Gravity contests or melty beads or eating ice cream for lunch or field trips to dry cleaners, this *might* not be the camp for you…

If you want to see more of me – and, I mean, obviously, you do – you can read my latest entertainment news over at Juice, where I am gabbing about Big Brother and drooling over Don Draper, my latest outfit over at The Urban Closet, my latest advice over at So You Want It, and my latest blathering over at Aiming Low, where I am giving away a Starbucks gift card if you show me your inner ugly.

  1. Wait… is that Josh on the left?!?


    Comment by SciFi Dad on July 21, 2010
  2. Yes sir!
    They were both in a production of CATS:



    Comment by ali on July 21, 2010
  3. I still can’t get over that they swim in that lake! But hey, whatever works!


    Comment by Kristabella on July 21, 2010
  4. I want to go to your camp!!!!

    Actually, I only want to go to a couple of the activities at your camp. These are on an elective basis, right?

    It’s interesting that your potential chair fabric perfectly matches your blog theme. Nice to know that you can surf your blog in your dining room, and not clash. :)


    Comment by An ExtraordinaryLife on July 21, 2010
  5. LOL. I know Campy Mommy all to well. On today’s agenda is watch “Say Yes to the Dress” and clean out the linen closet. We might venture outside to pick the weeds my neighbor made fun of yesterday.


    Comment by OHmommy on July 21, 2010
  6. I’m convinced the world would be a better, safer, happier place with more Glee karaoke dance parties.

    So, really, it’s like you’re saving the world, one song and dance at a time.


    Comment by Kerri Anne on July 21, 2010
  7. Are they good at picking out upholstery? If so, I could use their assistance over here.


    Comment by Rhi on July 21, 2010
  8. My camp included wedgies and frozen underwear… your camp wins.
    .-= suzanne´s last blog ..Looking backalready =-.


    Comment by suzanne on July 21, 2010
  9. I love that your kids are helping pick out the upholstery. It reminds me of when I was little. My dad never had an opinion about anything in the house, so my mom would take me shopping and make her decision based upon my opinion, even though I was sometimes as young as four!
    .-= Hilary´s last blog ..Sometimes it is the little things… =-.


    Comment by Hilary on July 22, 2010
  10. Ali

    When will you arrive in Toronto?



    Comment by jennifer on July 22, 2010
  11. I vote for your original choice of fabric.

    and, I love your kids.


    Comment by Meghan on July 22, 2010
  12. I would like to come over for a game of Settlers, please and thank you.


    Comment by regan on July 22, 2010
  13. nice photos!


    Comment by rsp2538 on July 25, 2010

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