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Friday, February 5, 2010

PMS-Inspired Friday Fragments

I'm bloated and cranky, craving chocolate, and feeling random. So, I figured it was about time that I joined in for Friday Fragments, so that I could be random and have an excuse for it.

Mommy's Idea

I couldn't find Bear's shoes when it was time to leave for preschool yesterday morning, so I sat on the steps and cried.


We were 10 minutes late to preschool and when we walked, the teachers drew in this big breath- I got all defensive, thinking that it was the first time that we'd been late, but it was because the teachers were noticing my boys' haircuts.


Note to hairdressers: if you aren't comfortable cutting a 3 year-old's hair, could you please speak up? You cut Bear's bangs too short for him to be able to keep his adorable long hair. He sports a short of Zach and Cody sort of look, but I wanted him to be able to see. Once the bangs were up there, though, we had to go for an all over shorter look or he would have looked like he had a mullet.


I envy you if you don't know who Zach and Cody are.


Bear's preschool teacher has been out sick since the beginning of December. So, Bear only had her twice. She might be coming back soon, but I'm really hoping that she stays out and rests and lets Bear continue to have the teacher that he has now because she is amazing with him and he's made such progress. I'm sure that she's great, too, but I'd rather not have him have to deal with any more change.


I never worry about Monkey in school because he's a smart cookie. I felt like the worst parent in the world when his teacher told me that he was rotten last week. Well, she didn't use that word, but it was implied. I'm constantly checking on Bear's progress, but just assume everything is fine with Monkey unless I'm told otherwise. Mom fail.


I had to drive into the town where Hubs works the other day and on the drive home, I was thinking how much the commute was awful and that I don't like doing it. And yet, by insisting that we stay in the district we're in now, Hubs will have that commute forever. Makes me feel like a bad wife.


But, I love that district, so we're not moving. Good thing Hubs is okay with the commute.


I also drove through the area that that "Live Traffic Feed" thingamabob says that I live whenever I go to one of your blogs that has that on it. It drives me nuts because it's almost a half hour from here and not where I really live. It is where my mil lives, though.


Then, I think it's probably a good thing because it's a little creepy if where I really live would show up, since there are crazy stalkers out there and ya never know.


I'm not a crazy stalker, but I act like a crazy person when I have pms. I need chocolate. And french fries. And Chinese food.


Best brownies ever(if you like gooey ones, not cake ones, and really who doesn't think the gooey ones are better?): Ditch the Box and Never Look Back Brownies


There's a chocolate festival near here this weekend. I am GOING.


I ♥ Pamprin. It kicks Midol's ass.


Wine is helpful, too.



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Blogger For the Love of Naps - Sarah said...

I hear ya with the pms. It is 6:30 am and I have already cried about something dumb to my husband already! I might have to get myself some Pamprin...never tried it before. Good luck getting through this fabulous Friday - that is what I am telling myself ...it is going to be fabulous and I am going to be patient and kind ALL day.

February 5, 2010 at 7:44 AM  
Blogger Kerri said...

You are not alone today. I am feeling pretty much the same way, 'cept I'm craving potato chips and french onion dip with a big chocolate bar on the side.
I can't stand how PMS makes even the little things feel like huge mistakes. (Mom fail, bad wife). It'll be over soon...ugh! Hang in there!

February 5, 2010 at 7:47 AM  
Blogger Melissa B. said...

Wine IS helpful! And I had a couple of glasses last nite, 'cause we have no school today, AGAIN! Expecting the storm of the century, or something. Wish me luck! Love your Friday Frags, btw...

Pink Sugar Cookies and Snow Angels

February 5, 2010 at 8:04 AM  
Blogger Eternal Lizdom said...

Wine? Chocolate? You've sooooo got my attention!!

Teagan's regular teacher- who she had the first part of the school year- has been on maternity leave since the end of last year. I also harbor this secret desire that she decides to maybe just stay home (this is her... 5th baby, I think... and she had just come back to teaching after being a SAHM for 5 years until all kids wer ein school)... because I ADORE the "sub." It's a teaching team- the lead teacher is fantastic and the assistant is a young woman from South Africa and I love when she talks about her home.

No mom fails!! Girl, please!

February 5, 2010 at 8:13 AM  
Blogger Evonne said...

PMS just causes so many problems. I hate it! I need to convince my husband that his commute could be worse. I really don't want to leave our district either.

February 5, 2010 at 8:27 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

I hope you feel better. I went through that last week.. Brownies do help.. Have a great weekend.

February 5, 2010 at 8:34 AM  
Blogger Daffy said...

Yeah, you suck. TOTAL mom fail.

Just kidding...please include me with the chocolate and wine party...infact large quantities of EITHER ONE would be fine with me. I'm not too hard to please....

February 5, 2010 at 8:56 AM  
Blogger KimmyD said...

I'm preganant now and I feel like I have constant PMS lately. I ripped apart my husband yesterday for not taking the garbage out when I asked and it led to me crying and and throwing a complete tamtrum. Thank goodness he's a laid back kind of guy and just keeps quiet when I'm like that. lol

February 5, 2010 at 9:10 AM  
Blogger gina said...

I'm with you girl- i was literally pacing around the itchen last night when i realized we had not one chocolate thing in the hosue! i had to make do with some pilsbury cinnamon rolls, close but no bananas.

you have a chocolate festival near you?!! Oh I'm dreaming of it!

And my traffic feed is off by about 20 minutes too. So weird, but like you said, kind of good too. ;)

February 5, 2010 at 9:17 AM  
Blogger The Mommyologist said...

Wine definitely helps EVERYTHING!! And chocolate too. And french fries. And the huge mexican meal that I'm going to indulge in tonight since we have the babysitter for the first time in MONTHS.

February 5, 2010 at 9:38 AM  
Blogger Erin said...

While I would love to empathize, I am still enjoying the lack of my Aunt Flo from nursing. But, now that I just typed that I'm sure I'll get it back next week. Awesome.

Hope you feel better. (And it is OK to sit on the stairs and cry. I had a good cry myself yesterday!)

February 5, 2010 at 9:41 AM  
Blogger Mass Hole Mommy said...

Hi there! Love your blog! I'm over from the Friday follow!

February 5, 2010 at 9:51 AM  
Blogger Caution Flag said...

Sitting on the steps and crying is one of the best therapies in the world! Sorry about the haircut. That must have hurt. You know what hurts more? I have a son who always asks for a mullet - and we let him... We're trying to think of it as retro.

February 5, 2010 at 9:53 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Hey, stopping by from Friday Follow. I just read your post below about how to handle your child's teacher and it was excellent! Thanks for the advice. I've bookmarked it for the future!!

~Jenn from Blonde Ambition

February 5, 2010 at 9:55 AM  
Blogger Brandi said...

For the life of me, I can't understand why hairdressers can't follow directions and cut your child's hair like you ask them to. We have tried so many hairdressers... I've even taken my boys to my salon and paid $60 for them to get their hair cut. We finally found someone that mostly follows directions. She still gets a little cut happy on the bangs, but not as bad as some of the others.

February 5, 2010 at 10:00 AM  
Blogger Semi-Slacker Mom said...

Feel better. Eat some chocolate for me. That'll help! My kids always act better after I have a good cry. They think I'm losing it!

February 5, 2010 at 10:08 AM  
Blogger ShellSpann said...

Pamprin really works? I've never tried it but I need to!

February 5, 2010 at 10:34 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Great Blog!! New from Friday Follow!!

I've found that PremSym is even better:) But chocolate is the cure-all for sure!!

February 5, 2010 at 10:45 AM  
Blogger Jene said...

Um, I'm in desperate need of a Chocolate Festival.

February 5, 2010 at 10:46 AM  
Blogger Coupon Teacher said...

I am a new Friday Follower and teacher myself.

February 5, 2010 at 10:49 AM  
Blogger Kearsie said...

Oh man. I need some chocolate too. I can't even tell when I'm PMSing anymore. I suspect I'm in a bad mood all month long.

February 5, 2010 at 10:49 AM  
Blogger Erin said...

I am on the PMS bandwagon with you, honey. I had several glasses of wine last night which helped. But I might need some more today.

Hang in there!

February 5, 2010 at 10:58 AM  
Blogger Kat @ www.TodaysCliche.com said...

LOVE IT! I"m, however, on the OVULATION bandwagon.. which is seemingly even more tortorous than the PMS bandwagon for moi. I love the Friday Fragments. May have to join in. Is it a McKLinky thing-a-ma-bob?

February 5, 2010 at 11:26 AM  
Blogger LuLu said...

Fun Blog....doesn't it feel good to say what you're REALLY thinking!

I'm a new Friday Follower...come visit me!


February 5, 2010 at 11:30 AM  
Blogger Froggylady said...

I'm with you on the brownies, if you want cake like brownies, make a cake! Leave the brownies gooey and thick and oh so yummy in their chocolately goodness. Great, now I need brownies. :)

My live traffic thing says that I'm from 30 miles away too!

Happy Friday!

February 5, 2010 at 12:26 PM  
Blogger Jessica said...

Another stalk ...er..um.... Friday Follower here. I have chocolate, does that help? ::kidding::

Sadly I know who Zach and Cody are, and THAT'S why I take Pamprin. Just saying.
Hope the festival puts things right for you.

February 5, 2010 at 12:28 PM  
Blogger Kmama said...

I will SOOOO try those brownies. I'm a brownie addict. And I hear you on the PMS this week. Well, mostly just cramps for me. Ugh.

February 5, 2010 at 12:34 PM  
Blogger Sara said...

I'm pretty sure that is the cure for PMS:

chocolate, french fries and Chinese food.

I mean, how could it be anything else?

Oh, and yes. Wash it down with wine and a brownie.

Meeting adjourned!

February 5, 2010 at 12:40 PM  
Blogger Secret Mom Thoughts said...

I hate those traffic things. No one needs to know where I live. I hate little boy hair cuts. There is almost always an issue. Maybe that is because my boy won't stand still.

February 5, 2010 at 12:44 PM  
Blogger Mom et al said...

Hi, Friday following you.

Come visit me at Mom-et-al.com



February 5, 2010 at 1:39 PM  
Blogger Shanilie said...

Does pamprin really work? I haven't tried it, but really need something for pain when im not pregnant again. How is it possible my periods are worse after having kids than before?

February 5, 2010 at 1:52 PM  
Blogger Samantha said...

You just made me hungry. Chinese food is the bestest! Oh and chocolate...I may have to get into the Hershey Kiss stash in the cabinet. I suffered from my PMS last week. And Pamprin does kick Midol's ass. Midol makes me all loopy.

February 5, 2010 at 1:52 PM  
Blogger Alexis AKA MOM said...

Ohhhh a Chocolate festival! Right on all we have is a lavender one around here, you're sounds better!

Best Brownies yum! Bobbie Flay on his throwdown this week went up against Vermont Brownie Co and OMGosh they looked good. They do one with Goat Cheese I'm no usually a fan but it looked good!

February 5, 2010 at 1:58 PM  
Blogger Sunday said...

That brownie recipe looks FABULOUS! I am going to make it this weekend for snowpocalypse 2010!

They may have to grease the doors down to get me through for Bloggy Boot Camp. LOL!

February 5, 2010 at 2:02 PM  
Blogger Mellodee said...

About the only thing aging has going for it is NO MORE PMS!!

February 5, 2010 at 2:26 PM  
Blogger Twincerely,Olga said...

sorry you PMS'n!You did crack me up, though.You don't know how funny you are!!Plz don't tell my hubby that PMS is only a few days he thinks it's a permanent condition!!!HeeHee

February 5, 2010 at 3:18 PM  
Blogger ~SHANNON~ said...

Happy Friday Follow! I'm your newest follower! I look forward to coming back! Would you follow me back?

Shannon at:http://www.milkandcuddles.com/

February 5, 2010 at 3:34 PM  
Blogger Vodka Logic said...

Somehow I know who Zach and Cody are.. I prefer vicadin to pamprin...

February 5, 2010 at 3:35 PM  
Blogger CRAZYMOM said...

Don't get me started on hairdressers cutting little kids bangs to short! Oy! Following along from Follow-Me Friday

February 5, 2010 at 3:41 PM  
Blogger Shmonae said...

Chocolate, french fries, and chinese food? We could be friends fo' shizzle :)

February 5, 2010 at 4:39 PM  
Blogger Dimes2Vines said...

Stopping by from Fri Follows - I'm a new follower. Love to have you stop by:

February 5, 2010 at 4:49 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Wine is helpful for EVERYTHING! Oh yeah, and tears always make me feel better, too.

February 5, 2010 at 4:53 PM  
Blogger magically ordinary said...

Happy Friday Follows! Looking forward to reading more.

February 5, 2010 at 5:26 PM  
Blogger yonca said...

Ice-cream helps! Even though it is winter, I eat some.Happy Friday Follow!

February 5, 2010 at 7:14 PM  
Blogger Robyn{Lee} said...

Haha... awesome. I totally feel ya on all of these... ALL of them. Have you checked out my sons haircut (I posted it yesterday)... You'll feel better : )

Eat some chocolate already would ya? : )

February 5, 2010 at 7:44 PM  
Blogger Missy said...

Very funny fragments - I have similar Dear So and So's this week. Found you on Follow me Friday - hope you follow back!

February 5, 2010 at 8:24 PM  
Blogger Corrie Howe said...

I do know who Zach and Cody are. I love Chinese, wine, and chocolate for PMS days.

February 5, 2010 at 8:45 PM  
Blogger Monique-aka-Surferwife23 said...

Don't be hard on yourself with the Monkey. I am in the same boat with my oldest. He's a good boy and I never think otherwise. Why would we unless we are told otherwise. Which happens. They are kids after all.

Pamprin rocks socks.

February 5, 2010 at 8:56 PM  
Blogger Mrsblogalot said...

Wine is liquid magic.

Who are Zach and Cody?

February 5, 2010 at 9:10 PM  
Blogger Melani said...

Cute post! Glad I stopped by to read it! Your blurb on brownies made me remember when I was 23...I took my then 6 month old daughter to San Francisco to visit my Best Friend, we sat and ate the brownies raw, yes, all gooey and not baked! It was the BEST!

February 5, 2010 at 9:47 PM  
Blogger adrienzgirl said...

Unfortunately I know exactly who Zach and Cody are. I know them in a suite, I know them on a boat. *sigh*

I need more than wine...vodka will due I think!

February 5, 2010 at 9:58 PM  
Blogger Tracie said...

I'm pms'ing too. I've tried wine and chocolate. Let's just say it's a good thing we don't have weapons in the house.

February 5, 2010 at 10:05 PM  
Blogger Foursons said...

Am I really the 53rd commenter? Holy cow girl!

Cake brownies are gross. Gooey all the way.

February 5, 2010 at 10:27 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

I like pamprin too. Chocolate is what i crave also and then I have to have salt with it or afterwards...well not salt salt but something salty.

February 5, 2010 at 10:28 PM  
Blogger T!nK said...

umm. my thighs hate you for bringing that recipe into my life.

February 5, 2010 at 11:12 PM  
Blogger Chief said...

when you visit my blog it says you are coming from the liquor store


February 5, 2010 at 11:13 PM  
Blogger Grilled Cheese said...

I feel like I've been reading a fair amount of PMS posts recently, which leads me to this new bit of science:

When you follow someone's blog, your cycles link up.

Sounds true.

February 5, 2010 at 11:17 PM  
Blogger EL said...

Hi Im a new follower! Love your blog layout. And oh my gosh those brownies look soooo good I have to make them NOW thanks for posting the recipe!

February 5, 2010 at 11:58 PM  
Blogger We live in a Zoo! said...

Deep breaths, that's all you can do.
My little boys love Zach and Cody, lol!

February 6, 2010 at 1:08 AM  
Blogger Mox said...

Wish you were here to pms commiserate together. I'm off to try some Pamprin...really that much better than Midol? I must see for myself.

February 6, 2010 at 10:34 AM  
Blogger Shandal said...

I actually love The Suite Life. ;)

February 6, 2010 at 11:08 AM  
Blogger Shannon (Coupon Mommy Of 2 ... Now 3) said...

But are you sure this just PMS or other things too ? I have PPD and have these moments all the time. Argh!!

Great blog btw


February 6, 2010 at 2:16 PM  
Blogger Serenityville said...

As PMS is one of my favorite subjects I especially enjoyed this. Hope your Saturday found you feeling a little better. http://tinyurl.com/yldnb8s

February 6, 2010 at 7:47 PM  
Blogger Mrs4444 said...

"I envy you if you don't know who Zach and Cody are." That was my favorite one of your fragments, hands-down. So funny!!

I hope you're back to yourself now :)

February 11, 2010 at 10:11 PM  

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