Monday, October 29, 2007

Lessons learned?

-When will I learn not comment about my children's bowel movments? Apparently if I can express pride in a public bathroom over Edie's poopie, she feels she can too over mine(as she did tonight at a Hallowe'en function at my place of employment....maybe I'll get a raise now?)

-When will I learn not to get trashed at a PartyLite party? As of Friday night, I am the proud owner of $xx.xx of candles (too embarassed to put the real number in). So pretty! So shiny! So smelly!

-When will I learn to not promise to take my 2 girls plus 2 other girls out to a Hallowe'en party when I am completely hungover? THAT was a fun day.

Have you learned any hard lessons lately?


Alissa said...

You can't trust your kids not to look at you when you're in the dressing room at the store, no matter how many times they promise they will keep their eyes closed or look at the wall. And you can't trust, that if they do peek, that they won't comment loudly on the size of your stomach, the color of your underwear, or your lack of male genitalia.

A. & J. said...

what's a PartyLite party?

alison said...

Poor Meanie! I try never to drink at PartyLite parties, ever since I ended up on the hook for 2 dozen cranberry votives, a dozen vanilla votives, a fancy Christmas centrepiece thingie involving wine-glass-shaped votive holders with very long stems inside a hurricane glass with an artificial flower ring at the bottom, and a wall sconce candle holder that I gave to my mother-in-law.

And the kids' party with hangover? Ouch. Last year I put up the Christmas tree the day after the big grown-up Christmas party -- all hung over and with only 3 hours sleep.

You're on your own with the poopie thing though.

I haven't learned any hard lessons lately. But typing that last sentence will probably ensure I'll be learning some soon.

Melinda Zook said...

I think getting trashed at a PartyLite party is better than getting wasted at a ahem "sex toy" party. A friend of mine who had way too much wine walked out with $350 worth of "stuff" and some really weird stuff at that. She said her hubby was beyond proud of her.

mamatulip said...

I learned that you should never, ever, under any circumstances, open a toy in front of your child unless you know it is going to work first.