Mommy Going Crazy

September 25, 2006

I Put It Somewhere Safe…Really

Filed under: parenting — by mommygoingcrazy @ 9:28 am


It all started years ago.   I was about ten years old and I got $20 for something.  So, I put it away, safe, so my little brother and sister couldn’t get it.  Three years latter when we were moving out of state I found $20 tucked into an encyclopedia.  By then I didn’t even remember that I had put it there.  I am assuming it was me since the book was in my bedroom.

Fast forward to when I was 16.  I got a car for Christmas.  It was a 1979 Horizon.  I spent more on repairs then the value of the car but heck it was a car.  Anyway, I had issues with my car keys.  I lost them once, twice, three ok, every set I had.  One day before work I had gone through my last copy of car keys and had to call a key place to open the car and make me a key.  I did eventually find most of the keys.  This weekend my keys were missing again.  I had just told The Husband he needed to leave his keys for me.  Then as is was looking for the light bulbs that I had put up safe, I saw that my keys were hanging where they belong, go figure.

The Husband dreads hearing these words come out of my mouth “I put it somewhere safe”.  His response is “Oh, god” (must read with an English accent, much funnier) I do put stuff safe(ish) so the kiddos can’t find it.  Unfortunately I usually can’t find it either.  Most of the time the kiddos find where I hid something before I remember that I need it.  The other times, I have to search the house and all my hiding spots before I find it.

Right now we are missing the checkbook and Entertainment book.  I know where they are… somewhere safe.


September 21, 2006

You Have Got To Be Kidding Me!

Filed under: parenting — by mommygoingcrazy @ 9:46 pm


The other day I watching TV and saw a new  Barbie is on the market.  Now, Princess Girl isn’t into Barbie, yet.  I have no objection to  Barbie.  The jury is still out on the Bratz doll but luckily we have a couple of years before she is looking at little dolls.

Anyway, where was I, oh yeah… watching TV and a new Barbie doll.  Barbie and Tanner, ooh, cute right?  Then all of a sudden the dog takes a dump.  You feed the dog and then up goes the tail and the poop, um, pops out.  Though it does include a pooper scooper and trash can to clean up the mess.  How convenient!  I don’t think Princess Girl is going to get this particular doll, the whole concept kind of grosses me out.  Though, maybe the jerk who lets his dog shit in the middle of the road should have it as a learning toy.  He obviously hasn’t heard of a pooper scooper

September 18, 2006


Filed under: parenting — by mommygoingcrazy @ 9:33 am


Carla from Hi-5 was pretending to be a donut making machine.  At one point the “power” goes off and she is happy because you get tired from making donuts.  Which started an interesting conversation with First Born.

First Born:  It’s boring to be a donut machine.

Me: yeah, but they are machines they don’t care.

First Born:  They are real.

Me: Yes, they are real donut machines but they aren’t alive.

First Born: That’s good because they might start a nuclear war or something.

In all my wisdom I just let that statement go.  Where does he get these things?


*For those of you not of the 80’s generation W.O.P.R. is the chess playing Thermal Nuclear War controlling computer from War Games.  Those of you who figured it out, thank you.  I am not alone 🙂

September 17, 2006

Baby Food Splatter

Filed under: parenting — by mommygoingcrazy @ 7:39 pm


I have problem and it’s a bit messy.  I cannot open a Gerber baby food package without splattering myself.   I try pulling it open away from my body but for some reason I can’t open the damn thing.  I pull slow, pull fast doesn’t matter I get green beans or carrots spitting up at me.  I really miss the glass jars.  Anyone out there know how to open these things without making a mess?

A Soccer Star is Born

Filed under: parenting — by mommygoingcrazy @ 2:55 pm


First Born is now officially on a soccer team.  Their first practice was on Thursday and frankly it wasn’t pretty.  90% of the boys had never played and the coach had never coached.  We are the Bad News Bears of soccer.  We don’t even have proper uniforms yet.

What I really didn’t like was the coach’s son was a bit of um, a problem.  He would take First Born’s ball and throw it into the trash can and slapped First Born’s ball out of his hand.  First Born was upset because only one boy was nice to him.  I felt so bad.

Part of the problem is the coach really didn’t have control of the kids.  They did the drills but spent a lot of time rough housing and acting silly.  To top it all off First Born kicked someone’s ball from them. The coach saw him and told him off.  Well, ok, he gave him the make good choices speech.  I know it wasn’t nice but  why is it always my kiddos that get caught being naughty?  The coach didn’t see the last three kids kick First Born’s ball away.

Their first game was interesting.  The other team was older and seasoned.  They had been a team last year.  We lost 2-0.  Unfortunately First Born was the goal tender for the two goals.  Like a good mommy I captured the first goal on camera. 


I was wondering why the coach would put First Born in the goal considering he never played soccer before in his life. First Born cleared it up for me, he asked to be goalie.  The next two periods he was a defender and a midfielder.  He happily sat out for the 4th quarter.  I know, soccer doesn’t have quarters.  However, at the U8 level they play 4  10 minutes quarters.

First Born did an awesome job as a defender and midfielder. 

Defense 2

The Husband stayed home with J-boy (he had an allergic reaction to Bunkie’s cats and was too puffy eyed to come outside) and Baby Boy.  Princess Girl came to the game with us.  She was bored but with the exception of poking my butt for attention she was good. At one point she decided to eat some YoGo’s off the grass while my back was turned.   She knew she did wrong because as soon as I saw her with them in her hand she dropped them.  She also climbed on a collapsible chair which did what it should and collapsed on her.  Then she climbed onto the benches and fell.  She got a nasty bruise on her arm.  She got a lot of pouting practice during the game.

I was away from the parents most of the game because I was taking pictures.  I come back at the end of the first quarter and Bunkie gets up and walks over to the bleacher and talks to a lady that was sitting there, I later found out she was the coaches wife.  I could hear Bunkie apologizing for something.  I’m thinking shit what did my mom do this time?   Bunkie is very passionate about her sports.  She is loud and obnoxious at times.  Think of your typical Football dad, mix in a soccer mom and you have Bunkie.  Basically the coach’s wife said something not pleasant after the goal went in and Bunkie started defending her grandson.  Coach’s wife wasn’t talking about First Born but about the other team.  However, Bunkie’s defending of First Born bothered the Coach’s wife because she thought she hurt Bunkie’s feeling.   Anyway, the Coach’s Wife is now First Born’s biggest fan and she now knows one mom on the team, me.

My goal this season for First Born is to have fun.  I hope they win at least one game but that would be icing on the cake.

I liked this picture.  I can’t tell if he’s intense or bored.  Let’s go for intense.


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