Random stuff bout Me, Chad, Shelby or anything else I feel like talking about

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Mommy can I have a baby sister...Pu-lease!?

That is what I heard from my daughter as we were leaving my friends house last night. My friend has an adorable little 1 year old that Shelby just loved playing with. We were barely out of my friends driveway when Shelby asked this question. I chuckled but didn't really respond which caused her to go "Mommy, pu-lease!" All the way home!!

She thought that this was such a great suggestion and pointed out that because we have a couch with seats that recline those would be good if I was pregnant. Where do kids come up with these things?

So we get home and we tell daddy what her request is. Chad's response? "Well if you want a baby sister or brother, we will find you a family that has one and you can go and live with them!"

We have tried to tell Shelby that Harley, our dog, is like having a sibling (I mean she sure fights with Harley like a brother or sister!) but she doesn't believe us!

Hmm, wonder how I can persuade her NOT to want a brother or sister. Any suggestions?


Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

Oh what a great day! It was a sunny day in Seattle and my husband was so wonderful to take Shelby for the day and let me do whatever I wanted! Which was a whole lot of nothing!!

I got up at 9:30, dinked around on the computer for a bit, cleaned up my scrapbook room, worked on a little book for a friends mother in laws memorial service, had my family bring me home lunch and then took a nice nap. If only every day could be like this!

Funny but I didn't know what to do w/o my family here!! When they are here I only want time to myself but when they are gone I am bored! Not fair!!

Anyway, hard to believe I have been a mommy for 7 years now! There are times when I still look at Shelby (usually when she is sleeping and looks like a little angel!)and just am amazed at what we created. Shelby has turned in to such a smart, beautiful little girl. She makes me laugh, cry and want to pull my hair out on a daily basis but I would not change it for anything! Oh sure, Chad & I joke about life without her but it would be SO boring!

I just hope I am doing right by her and she turns in to a wonderful and beautiful young lady.

Happy Mothers Day!


Monday, May 3, 2010

Respond Damnit!

So I just looked up RSVP up on Wikipedia and it stands for Répondez s'il vous plaît -translation "Respond if you please" And there within lies my problem.

I always went with the assumption that it simply meant "Respond Damnit" no matter what you were RSVPing with - yes, no or maybe. But now I know why people just never respond, because it is basically saying "You don't feel like responding? Heck don't do it!"

Okay, now you are thinking "What has her panties all in a bunch?" Nothing really, it is just that this has always been a pet peeve of mine. It seems that in this day and age people just have no manners with it comes to responding to invites.

Here is what I have been privy to:

* People that say "I am waiting to see what else I have going on" Really? Don't make me wait just because you are waiting for something better to come long....

* People that say "I just don't have the time to RSVP" Seriously? With email and texting nowadays? Hey I can understand in the old days when you had go (aagghh) call someone up and have to talk to them, but now when you can take a minute to send an email? And I mean really...you are already on the computer anyway right???

I loved the guy that told Chad when we got married how there was just too much for him to do when sending in the RSVP for our wedding. Yeah, because it wasn't like I had already done most of the work for him, you know a self addressed stamped envelope. I mean all he had to do was write down how many people were coming and lick the envelope. Oh boy, that sure seems like a lot.....But I digress.

* People that RSVP Yes but then never show up or cancel at the last minute I mean if you aren't going to show up after saying you would I want to learn of a death in your family or that you are missing a limb. You know, just a little proof that you have a legit reason for cancelling on me.

I mean after all if I am asking you to RSVP to something I obviously want you there, and will probably be serving food or something. I need time to prepare and make sure I have supplies and stuff available. Though you may think I am always quite organized and have plenty of food on hand, that is not always the case. And really you may think my house is always clean but it's not. If you aren't planning on coming I want to know so that I veg out instead of cleaning house! Truth be told, I don't enjoy cleaning house.....

I don't know if people have always had issues like this or I just notice it more as an adult. Have we really just started to slack off that much when it comes to decent manners and a simple "Yes" or "No"?

So next time I send out an invite, please don't be offended when I simply say "Respond Damnit!" instead of RSVP.