The week in retrospect-11/09-11/15

As I sit here, on a quiet beautiful Saturday morning, enjoying my cup of coffee while the morning sun filters through my home office window I realize one simple thing: I am a stay at home mom and Saturdays have absolutely no meaning to me whatsoever. They are the same as Mondays, only worse because on Mondays Bean goes to school and therefore I am able to complete all the tasks I can’t complete on the weekends because she demands all of my attention. So while she’s distracted with a mountain of Legos that I’m sure my feet will find later, I figured I’d ruminate about the week behind me and the week in front of me.

Let’s see: Mankind landed a satellite on a comet this week, and that’s pretty flippin’ amazing if you ask me. Much more important than what I’m going to talk about next, but I digress. Bean loves science and space, so this was pretty fascinating to her.It was pretty fascinating to me as well. I’ve lived near Kennedy Space Center my whole life, I’ve seen countless shuttle launches, I even saw the Challenger Shuttle explode. And space stuff still leaves me in awe. The fact that Bean loves science is very endearing, because the world needs more budding scientists. Stop force-feeding your daughters make-up and home maker toys, let her embrace her nerdiness in all its geeky glory.

Kim Kardashian. Kim Fucking Kardashian. Can someone please explain to me why these people still make headlines for stupid shit? I swore up and down that I wasn’t going to talk about her, but I seriously can’t help it.  She tried to “break the internet” this week with that RIDICULOUS photo spread in Paper Magazine. Shame on her. She has a daughter. Set a freaking example woman. Thanks to Photoshop and a copious amount of baby oil, she has taken looking like a reverse bobble head to a whole new level. And apparently she didn’t get paid for the Paper photo spread because “if they pay you, they are the boss, they own you.” She wanted to be the boss, she wanted to call the shots. She wanted to say just exactly how she would bare it all to the world, that way it remained “classy”. So she balanced a glass on her ass and made $0 for it.  The saving grace in all of this is that the comet landing was tweeted about more than she was. There is hope for humanity yet. And kudos to Chelsea Handler(one of my faves) and moms all over the internet for firing back with un-photoshopped pics of her own “kardashian-esque” poses with a sense of humor.

Bean’s Birth Week is rapidly approaching. She shares her birthday with a very busy time of year, so just in case I wasn’t already stressed about how to properly wrap a turkey in a bacon(don’t judge me) I get to add her birthday along with one of my brother’s birthday into the mix. This year D and I decided we wanted to set ourselves up for failure for the rest of her birthdays to follow. We are surprising her and taking her to Disney World. The whole family is going. And all I can think about is the fact that they don’t serve alcohol in the Magic Kingdom(well played Walt). So I’ve been pinteresting like a maniac, making custom Frozen-inspired Mickey Ears, ordering a Customized map of the Magic Kingdom(FREE!!!!) and getting all of our Donalds in a row(see what I did there?) I will be sure to post about the House of the Mouse adventure and all of the money & time saving tricks we discover, just to pass along the magic for when you decide to have a momentary lapse in judgement and take your rugrats there.

We watched Big Hero 6 this week. AWESOME! Bean loved it. Hasn’t stopped quoting it. We also watched Mr. Peabody & Sherman. Again, totally AWESOME! Bean was asking all kinds of questions about historical figures. After it was over we sat in bed and talked about history. Enjoyable movies for both kiddos and grown-ups.

All in all, a pretty normal week for us. Next week will be much more hectic, so stay tuned 🙂

Unit then, keep your toes in the sand!


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