Thursday, September 17, 2009

Mom, can I say "sucks"

Yesterday wasn't a good day for me and I want to thank everyone who took the time to read my woes, and those who commented. I know it can always be worse but yesterday was my turn for a cry and a whine. Thanks for the suggestions too. I have bought some padding for my limbs and an inner tube should I fall..maybe I'll bounce. Hotel booked and 9 days and counting.

Despite it all I do plan on a lovely trip and I will be sure to post plenty of pictures. Mobile blogging rocks, except each picture gets its own post.... so keep up. :)

I did have a nice chuckle with a girl friend yesterday, and for that I want to give her big hugs. She was telling me about her 15 year old daughters grades. She is a freshman in high school and hasn't been keeping up as she should be and of course this concerns Mom. Well seems the daughter has improved some of her grades and is now getting a B+ in Algebra..hooray especially since math has never been her strong subject. One class she is still failing is Orientation to Life..my daughters both hated that class too...all freshman take it or something similar. So we had a laugh over the fact her daughter is passing math but sucks at life..sounds typical for a 15 year old I would say. Ok so maybe you had to be there but we found it funny.

She also has a 9 year old boy, cute as a button too. I have written about him before My Friends Son Swallowed a Quarter... He is a good boy and is on a ball team with other boys his age and he is learning all kinds of useful things like "bad" words. He asked his mother if it was ok to say "sucks". She figured it could be worse and he is allowed to use it once a day. Funny thing, he will come and ask her if it is ok, when he decides he wants to say it. Even came off the ball field to ask. How cute is that? Wonder what he will be asking her "if it is ok to do" next......

Today is another day and it looks better already, no appointments, no kids to drive anywhere. I am going to have a duvet day and stay in my jammies.. well once I get home and put them on...

23 comments :

Yankee Girl said...

Everyone needs to cry and whine every once in a while. I hope you are having a better day today.

Tiaras said...

my son asked me that same thing awhile back - He's 7 - I told him okay - but only at home. NEVER at school! I like the once a day trick though

blueviolet said...

I like your jammie idea! I say go for it.

I wonder if Orientation to Life is a fancy new 2009 way of naming what I not so lovingly remember as Health class.

You gotta love those mom tactics. Once a day usage is quite brilliant.

Alice in Wonderland said...

Glad to hear that you are having a better day! Nothing bad lasts forever! Just keep on doing whatever it is that you do, and know that someone appreciates you! Little things mean a lot...especially to us across the pond!

Deb Thaxton said...

-->I'm glad I'm not limited to once a day or that would SUCK! haha....
~deb

http://www.websavymom.com

BeautifulWreck said...

Enjoy your pajama day!

Steven Anthony said...

I love jammie days..I work from home, if clients only knew half the time when we are talking on the phone, Im in my robe:)

Ok I could so not survive if I could only say sucks once a day;(

BTW: not always me feet in the pics. sometimes I convince a friend or two to bear all for me;)

carma said...

enjoy duvet day :D

Lisa Anne said...

Your friends son swalled a quarter. I so have to read that post. It's refreshing to know my kids not the only weird one out there. lol So stay in your jammies, i'm still in mine. I wish I could stay in my jammies everyday!!

Alicia said...

so glad you're having a better day!! and how cute that he asks!! that's hilarious! and i have to read about him swallowing a quarter! ouch!

Tamela said...

I'm pretty sure when I was a teenager, I sucked at life too! Maybe its just a teen thing!

Her little boy sounds so cute!

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

I like jammie days. Glad you are better today
xxx :)

Lola Lakely said...

So I wasn't there but I laughed really hard at "passing math but sucks at life".

I'm also using this comment to comment on your previous blogs. And I have to say arghhhh, it sucks that you had such a bad day and that it seems like a repeat offender (ie payback's a bitch). Sounds like you are due for some good karma to come your way!

And I have to add YAAAAY for Eddie Izzard. I'm going to his show in January. Love, love him.

The Dental Maven said...

Oooo. I think I need a duvet day too!

Trac~ said...

Hi there! Stopping by from SITS to say hello! Too funny about the little man asking for permission to say "sucks" - reminds me of the day my kids decided to say a curse word in front of me just to see if they could get away with it - LOL

Big hugs!
Trac~ :o)

Melissa B. said...

Glad to hear you're feeling better. 9 days and counting...I feel like you can do this, right?

Stephanie Faris said...

Orientation to Life... I don't remember taking that. At college they did have a required freshman course I think that oriented everyone to life on that particular campus.

Amanda {My Life Badly Written} said...

ha ha there are so many worse things he could say!

I love duvet days - don't get many these days so I am very jealous - enjoy your day!

Nap Warden said...

Jammy days are the best...enjoy {hugs}

Will Burke said...

What the hell is Orientation to Life? Is it like, laundry & budgets -- all the stuff from "Home Ecconomics" without the sexist undertones?

Debbie said...

Now that is cute. I bet it won't be too long before he decides he can say it whenever it seems right to him:)

WhisperingWriter said...

A B in Algebra is great!

I was lucky if I scraped by with a C.

Becca said...

Ha that is really creative to tell a kid they can only say something sucks once a day. It would really make them think about what sucks and what isn't a big deal!