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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Pretending It's Friday. Yes, I Live in Denial

Because, you see, I have some things I need to flip off. So, I'm doing it even though it's only Thursday. Momma Kiss hosts Friday Flip-offs. I love her so much. Seriously, Hubs doesn't ever have to worry about me running off with another guy(except maybe Joshua Jackson or Vin Diesel or maybe Fabio from Top Chef), but I might just run off with MK for a weekend sometime to escape the madness.

I'm flipping off Bear's Music Teacher. Now, Bear LOVES music and the best thing about his preschool is that he has music class every day. That boy loves to sing and dance.

But, yesterday, when I was dropping him off at preschool, it was his music teacher who got him out of the van. She said to "him" because I know she was just trying to say it loud enough for me to hear and no one says this sort of thing to a 4 year-old: "Oh, (Bear), you can't wear such a thin jacket. It's too cold. You need to wear a winter jacket or you will freeze."

Well, Miss Music Teacher, if you had LOOKED, you would have realized that no, his jacket is not one of those huge puffy jackets that seem to run rampant in preschool. But, it IS heavily insulated and lined with a thick layer of fleece.  It IS a winter jacket. So, flip-off, lady.

Next, a flip-off to my parents for visiting for the next two days instead of over the weekend or next week when it would work out so much better for my family. I'm sure if I was writing this later today I'd have a lot more to flip-off where they are concerned, but I'm trying to stay positive...sort of.

And a HUGE flip-off to the weather here. We very rarely get snow here in eastern NC and when we do, it shuts everything down. Please weather, do NOT strand my parents here. Two days is all I can take.

Another flip-off to everything that has been keeping me busy this week so that I couldn't make the blog rounds like I wanted to. I'll be around soon.

Until then: send wine.



Blogger MommaKiss said...

Oh, Please, can we run away together? Like RIGHT NOW? I promise to share my momma...she's a fab baker and great baby sitter. But let's go south b/c it's fekkin cold up here! South like Antigua.

You know that teacher was saying that shit loudly so that you'd hear her. Double Fingers to her.

December 16, 2010 at 9:35 AM  
Blogger MommaKiss said...

oh - i'm not doing that linky thing tomorrow (not til after the holidays) but I appresh the love you're givin me.

December 16, 2010 at 9:35 AM  
Blogger Sorta Southern Single Mom said...

Weather's tripping me up too! And you know I can relate to the whole parent-visit thing.

We can have a virtual glass together later!

December 16, 2010 at 9:43 AM  
Blogger Evonne said...

If the music teacher had an issue, she should have talked to you, not your son. I hate when people do that!

My cousins live in Tennessee and they shut everything down for an inch of snow. Being from up north, the love it, but I hope that's not the case for you.

Seriously, stock up on that wine!! Just in case.

December 16, 2010 at 9:55 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

I hope your fingers don't get flippin' tired!!

By the way I am flippin' off the music teacher too to help you out. "Mind your business, lady!"

December 16, 2010 at 10:38 AM  
Blogger The Random Blogette said...

I have lots of wine! I would love to send you some if I could! The hubs is a wine rep. And that music teacher needs a big glass of shut the hell up!

I hope that the weather cooperates for you over the next couple of days. We have a decent amount of snow here in Toledo and it is bone chilling cold too! No fun at all.

December 16, 2010 at 10:42 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

That teacher needs a big flip off, sending her one also. I hope there is no snow so you only have a two day visit.

December 16, 2010 at 10:48 AM  
Blogger MrsJenB said...

Um, music teacher? STFU already. Some people know how to care for their children - but thanks anyway for your poorly-disguised criticism. Flip off.

Anyway, sending lots of wine your way. And praying that the weather doesn't mess with you too much. Hang in there.

December 16, 2010 at 10:55 AM  
Blogger Gigi said...

i hate passive aggressive people.

Gosh, sometimes I really miss my flip-offs. They are in good hands with Momma, though. :)

December 16, 2010 at 10:57 AM  
Blogger Jenn said...

May I make a suggestion? Target boxed wine. I'm not kidding. I thought I was a wine snob. Then parenthood increased my drinking (which helps to maintain my sanity). Soooo ... you can find it on sale for $16 and it's equal to about 4 bottles of wine. Not the best ever, but pretty good in my opinion. Trust me ... being able to afford enough wine to survive a visit from you parents is pretty much as important as the wine itself. Good luck :)

December 16, 2010 at 10:57 AM  
Blogger Oka said...

and I get frustrated with Bubby's teachers. Our kids line up outside (which doesn't really matter, even if it were inside, you have to walk across the parking lot to the school). One girl shows up daily at schools with a jacket/coat of any kind. She will be wearing a dress, tights and a long sleeve shirt. The past few days the temps were in the single digits with sub-zero wind chills. We are talking an average child either. We are talking about a girl who probably doesn't reach the 25 percentile on the charts for her age.

so can we flip off the parents for not making her wear any winter outwear(and I am almost she can afford it, the girl wears designers dresses)????

and can we flip off the teachers for not requiring the parents to protect their child???

December 16, 2010 at 11:03 AM  
Blogger Natalie said...

I'm flippin off the music teacher too!!

And I love how you hope the weather isn't crappy so you can get rid of your parents ;)

December 16, 2010 at 11:06 AM  
Blogger Just Another Mom of 2 said...

First, I also love MK. Can I join you when you run away together? And very very south?

Next, I love the boxed wine suggestion. Wine solves many problems. Or at least dulls the mind so you don't give a crap.

Screw you music teacher. Passive aggressive much?

Drink lots of wine and stay sane!!

December 16, 2010 at 11:09 AM  
Blogger The Mommyologist said...

LOVE it. And a huge flip-off to someone who shall remain nameless, but you know who I'm talking about.

December 16, 2010 at 11:16 AM  
Blogger I'm just the MOM said...

So I will be honest and say that once I saw Vin Diesel I stopped reading :) So I'll brb...
Ugh yours was a music teacher...mine was a freakin cafeteria assistant! MIND YOUR OWN FLIPPIN BIZ!

December 16, 2010 at 11:25 AM  
Blogger Joanna said...

I'm right there with you giving my parents the double birdie salute.

December 16, 2010 at 12:08 PM  
Blogger WhisperingWriter said...

Our weather is just COLD today. I am not happy with it. This morning I think it was 14 degrees.

December 16, 2010 at 12:08 PM  
Blogger Kmama said...

I hate when people insert themselves with "advice" that is not wanted.

Good luck with your parents. I don't envy you having to entertain guests right now!

December 16, 2010 at 12:30 PM  
Blogger MiMi said...

Oh, I hate when NOSY OLD BATS stick their fat noses out there and bitch about how the kids are dressed.

December 16, 2010 at 12:34 PM  
Blogger Adrienne said...

Oh! I can't stand when people say something my kids that they really wanted to say to me. Like it's some hedge of protection if directed to them. UGH! not a fan of the music teacher. Hang in there. Sending hugs and prayers your way.

December 16, 2010 at 12:35 PM  
Blogger The mad woman behind the blog said...

I'm coming to Aruba too! I'll be happy to rub lotion on all of ya!

I'm with you on the music teacher AND families. I've been avoided taking calls from my dad, hoping to be the bad daughter and skip their visit this year all together.

December 16, 2010 at 12:35 PM  
Blogger Babes Mami said...

I will join in the music teacher flip off!

The weather flip off for me is because I wanted it to be bad enough Chris didn't have to go to work today but a las it's just rainy/freezy stuff. Maybe they will close early.

December 16, 2010 at 12:45 PM  
Blogger Go Mommy said...

Ooo, that was not nice of the music teacher! I flip her off to for you. drin wine lots of it, I plan to with our early school closing because of snow!

December 16, 2010 at 12:48 PM  
Blogger We 2 Bees said...

So funny! There are those days, sometimes weeks where you just feel like flipping things off. I want the weather you are having, we are in Colorado and no show - send it this way. And I'm sending happy thought that the weather is super nice to you!

December 16, 2010 at 1:00 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

The only thing that I ask is when you run away with MommaKiss, you take me with you.

The End.

Oh and the wine should be on your doorstep soon, if not I drank it all.


December 16, 2010 at 1:18 PM  
Blogger Tiffany said...

I must admit to being jealous of all the snow you Southerners have been getting.

And Bear's music teacher? Nuh uh! A friend had a Wal-Mart employee tell her boys that Santa doesn't bring guns. Her response, "In our house, Santa brings guns and ammo."

How about wine and chocolate?

December 16, 2010 at 1:18 PM  
Blogger MommyLovesStilettos said...

Sending LOTS of wine! :)

December 16, 2010 at 1:49 PM  
Blogger The No Wonder Mom said...

LOL!!! I love the flip-off idea! I'm keeping my fingers (and toes) crossed that the weather doesn't keep your parents there any longer than 2 days! Screw that teacher for saying that!! Yuck! BIG flip-off!! And I'll add my daughter's teacher for telling us that there are worse students in her class academically than our daughter, like that means we shouldn't worry... Now I feel better! Thanks!!

December 16, 2010 at 1:58 PM  
Blogger Hutch said...

I'd send you a whole case if I could!

Why aren't they coming when it works better for you? Seems odd visitors wouldn't take their hosts into account, family or not.

December 16, 2010 at 2:04 PM  
Blogger diane rene said...

OH!! I love this friday flip off thingy - I may have to jump on this one ♥

love it, and I'll flip with ya if it helps any :)

December 16, 2010 at 2:10 PM  
Blogger Mommy Lisa said...

Whine, Whine, Whine. Oh wait, you mean like Pinot Grigio or something. Check!

People can be SO rude.

December 16, 2010 at 2:33 PM  
Anonymous Craig said...

Soooo agreed with flip one – why do we not just talk directly to each other?

And the other one? Toxic people are tough to be around. I have one, err, two err, three, err... But love keeps no record of wrongs – so check that – I have none :)

Lastly, I’ll send cheese, looks like you have enough wine coming, and chocolate – can never have enough chocolate.

Thank You Shell

December 16, 2010 at 2:56 PM  
Blogger Krystyn said...

Oh, yes, wine! Definitely.

The nerve of those trying to tell us we aren't doing it right. Like you would have your kid put on a thin coat and freeze!

December 16, 2010 at 3:04 PM  
Blogger Together We Save said...

Oh my.... good luck with the parents!!

December 16, 2010 at 3:42 PM  
Blogger Kristy said...

I'm right there with you girl. This week. It just won't quit. I have thought the whole time that it needs to be one day later than it really is.

December 16, 2010 at 3:55 PM  
Blogger Angie said...

I haven't talked to you in forever!! I was just thinking that earlier today!!

Hope your folks don't drive you too crazy (and esp. that they don't get stranded at your house!!!)

December 16, 2010 at 6:53 PM  
Blogger Crystal said...

That was kind of a be-yotch thing for the preschool teacher to say. I might have chimmed in and gave my 2 cents worth. And the whole family visiting thing- oy vey! We have to go to my parent's house this weekend because my Queen sister says that's when we need to be there. I'll need wine, too.

December 16, 2010 at 8:40 PM  
Blogger Jessica said...

Your flip off to the weather made me snort. Hope the next two days fly by!

December 16, 2010 at 8:48 PM  
Blogger MommyToTwoBoys said...

I feel your pain. My in laws start the minute they get here, "you don't have any NORMAL coffee, only this flavored crap? Who the heck would drink this crap?"

And I was that teacher too. Sigh. I used to pass judgement and say things like that too. BUT, now I'm a parent and have learned oh so much...

December 16, 2010 at 9:04 PM  
Blogger Daisygirl said...

holy crap! I am sending lots and lots of whine! I woulda punched that teacher!

December 16, 2010 at 10:29 PM  
Blogger Holly said...

I love when people give parenting"advice." I am flipping off my son's school and I am sure there is more, but I need my own post for that! Too much happening this week. Happy Holidays!

December 17, 2010 at 2:19 AM  
Blogger That One Mom said...

Ugh, passive aggressive wanna be do gooders make me nuts!

You were on my mind today and will be again tomorrow. Hope you're survivint "The Visit".

December 17, 2010 at 2:27 AM  
Blogger The Blue Zoo said...

Ive gone to WalMart several times this week. My flip off list would be miles long...

I havent had any time for blogging either.

December 17, 2010 at 2:56 AM  
Blogger Anastasia said...

I hate passive agrressive people like that. Just tell me. Jesus.

Also have you been watching Top Chef masters? What's up with Fabio's hair? He looks all greasy. I want to give him a bath. ifyouknowwhatImean. eh eh.

December 17, 2010 at 3:39 AM  
Blogger FreeFlying said...

I've never heard of this flip off thing... but I can tell that it's going to make me happy!

December 17, 2010 at 2:15 PM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

OMG...I would have given her the finger...for serious. Then I would have called her out. Then I would have gotten back in my car and left and laughed about the way I just gave a teacher the finger and yelled at her. Then I would have felt guilty.

December 17, 2010 at 4:04 PM  
Anonymous Theta Mom said...

Three words for you mama:


December 17, 2010 at 7:38 PM  
Blogger Life Without Pink said...

haha Love it! Yes I am flipping off this weather too and the crabby, rude people that are out shopping and will let a door slam in your face while you are carrying one child, holding hands with another and trying to manage carrying bags as well. Thanks lady!

December 18, 2010 at 12:47 PM  
Blogger Michelle Saunderson said...

I know exactly what you mean with the parents. Just remember to focus on the wine so that everything else does not matter.

December 18, 2010 at 3:42 PM  
Blogger L. Eleana Johnson said...

A huge flip off to the music teacher for not looking at the coat before determining whether it was suitable for the weather. Another flip off to the music teacher for not just asking you about the jacket directly, lol!

December 18, 2010 at 9:20 PM  
Anonymous Making It Work Mom said...

I hope you are hanging in there!
My three children are "casper" pale and always get very flushed when they are running around. Fortunately I have lots of concerned parents on the playgrounds who like to remind me that I should put sunblock on my children.
Really I know what I am doing...
And I hate when people talk "at you" like that.

December 19, 2010 at 12:02 AM  
Blogger Jessica said...

Oh, shoot! I hope I'm not too late in sending wine...am I?

Be sure and send us a sign that you're alive this week, won't you?!

P.S. Major flip off to the music teacher from me too! I can't STAND it when people try to parent other peoples' children - mainly when there's no reason to and clearly there wasn't!

December 20, 2010 at 12:12 AM  

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