who loses her car - oh yeah - that was me - yesterday in the Walmart parking lot. Me and the girls were laughing so hard at ME losing the car that of course other people joined in. I was trying the unlock button (at M & A's suggestion), but hearing nothing. Then a kind women - who was laughing hysterically WITH me suggests that I hit the panic button - perfect - but alas - apparently I'm too far away, because no alarm. So now, the laughing people leave and we continue to wander around aimlessly for a little while longer until I find the car 3 aisles over - so now I am tying a rainbow colored ribbon to my antenna (wait - do I have an antenna) - do they make "the clapper" for your car???
I should have known going into Walmart that it just wasn't going to be pretty when I told the girls, "Please behave, Mommy is getting tired" and Morgan said, "and annoyed?" She's pretty damned smart...
Do you remember how I said before that I LOVE school supply shopping? Well, I've decided I loved it only before my children actually NEEDED school supplies. I mean where did all the construction paper go? Seriously, Walmart, Target, Walgreens and Big Lots - NONE. I saw some awhile ago at the Dollar Store, but I didn't buy it because the supply list says "Not Bound and separated by color". So I was afraid of tearing the paper if I ripped it out of the pad and then having a Mortified Morgan at school.
So what do I do? Call my mom who is in New Orleans - as if no one in New Orleans is looking for construction paper - but I was desperate. Luckily she had just been to Office Depot day and they had construction paper - Bingo! So off to Office Depot we go. I'm talking to Morgan in the store about how we need to find construction paper and a harried mom (like myself) points to the back and says, but it's a 300 pack and it's like $9. I look at her, smile, and tell her I would pay $100 right now for frazzlin construction paper! She gives me that smile, knowing exactly how I feel.
So we bought the 300 pack for the art teacher and we found an Unbound normal size pack that Morgan is now separating into colors on the den floor.
Here's another thing - every crayon has to have her name on it? Seriously? Who made that rule? Someone who needs medication! But Lucy printed out pages of labels with Morgan's name and we just finished labeling the crayons, markers and glue sticks (giant ones NOT regular size).
Why doesn't my school's Parent's Organization offer a school supply kit? I would pay double, triple even - and I'm cheap. But I am over the hunt for construction paper, the Avery #11096 plastic insertable two pocket dividers AND a washcloth.
Do you know what else we purchased this weekend? Two portable DVD players. This seems normal, right? It would be if it weren't a "replacement" for the $2,000 DVD's that are in the headrests of the Ironman's car. So not only do M&A each have a princess/tinkerbell TV/DVD in her room, now they each have a portable DVD player that they are watching IN THEIR room! This is disturbing to me mostly because I don't watch TV. I find it completely unecessary. And the playroom/Man Room now has TWO Tv's - Ugh. When Shane asked me if I wanted a TV in my scrap room I looked at him like he had grown a second head. Hello - married almost 12 years??? Do I watch TV? And the one rule I have stuck to in those 12 years - no TV in our bedroom. The LAST think I want to hear as I go to sleep or wake up is CNN or Survival Man - because if the Shane had his way, there would only be three stations - CNN, Discovery and ESPN. It's bad enough when we are in a hotel that I go to sleep and wake up to the TV - that's enough!
So my new Girl's Loft scrapbook Kit arrived yesterday and now I'm going to tear it open and touch all of the fabulous goodies. I haven't even scrapbooked with any of last months goodies. They make me happy just looking at them.
One last thing - Big sale at Scrapbook and Co Monday and Tuesday - check out the blog:
Laugh out oud today -- even if it's at yourself wandering around a parking lot!