Thursday, April 24, 2008

Secrets Part Two

Otherwise known as Dirty Little Secrets. I checked out a book from the library called Dirty Little Secrets from Otherwise Perfect Moms by Trisha Ashworth and Amy Nobile. It is basically a companion book to I Was a Really Good Mom Before I Had Kids by the same authors with little quotes in it from real life moms. Some of them are more relate-able than others, but here are a few good ones:

"Some nights when my husband and I go to bed, I roll over and 'play dead.' All I can think is 'I just can't handle it if one more person pokes me today'."

"Planning dinner usually throws me over the edge. One night I was stressing out and my four-year-old son looked up at me and said 'Just order a effing pizza!" (Insert appropriate swear word)

"I skip whole chunks of my younger daughter's bedtime stories. Poor thing really can't tell the difference." (Until they start to read, then they call you out like EE will)

"I tell my husband I am going potty but actually lock myself in the bathroom, sit on the edge of the tub, and read People" (For me I usually stay in long enough to finish a chapter or two of whatever book I'm reading)

"My husband thinks I'm sad when he goes on business trips, but secretly I'm happy that my 'third child' is out of the house."

So dh was browsing through the book and came across that last quote and asked if that was really true. Yup, for the most part. We'll see since he is gone for 5 days how long I last without him. Props to Jenn for doing the single mother thing for the past 6 weeks (she also tells some of her other dirty little secrets of motherhood). I will say that we have had plenty of family together time in the past two months, so I hope he has a good time on his trip. He is flying to Denver to have a 3-hr interview and then 3 days to play with his brother (and wife, although I'm sure G won't be out on the golf course with them). Free trip to Denver, who could pass that up?

And for those who are on the edge of their seats waiting for the correct trivia questions:
  • 50 points was the highest point value for skee ball (we guessed 100, oops)
  • Like Cristin said, Ohio was where "Family Ties" was. "The Waltons" took place in Virginia (NOT West Virginia like we said)
  • The Blue Meanies were the villains in Yellow Submarine. A little before my time.
  • If you visit Adventureland in Iowa, you may meet Bernie Bernard who is their dog mascot. Now I know.
  • Jack Torrence was the psycho in "The Shining". Like I said, as soon as we turned in our answer sheet dh and I started talking about the movie and came up with it. Now just pretend you are a psychic boy and talk to your bending finger and say "Tommy's not here, Mrs. Torrence" (or something along those lines as well as "Redrum, redrum!")

Thanks for playing!


Cristin said...

Totally guilty of 'playing dead'...and the husband being gone would lighten my workload significantly! He took two weeks off around Christmas and I thought it would be nice to have some help around the house... what an ass I am.. I couldn't wait til he went back to work!!

kdotp said...

See, that's why I really don't mind that Nate and I haven't gone to bed at the same time in more than two months. I haul my tired, pregnant butt to bed around 10:30 and he rolls in between 1 and 2 depending on if he's working or blowing shit up on the xBox.

Not that I feel oh-so-desirable in my current I'm-pregnant-but-just-look-fat phase.

Glenda said...

Of course, I am hoping it is nice both days this weekend so they can go golfing and I can get some stuff done, like set up my new Handi-quilter. (Which I got 2 weeks ago and haven't been able to test drive yet.)

Glenda said...

And now I am really wondering if I plugged in the crockpot this morning. I put the meat in, I turned it on, but did I plug it in? I forgot to call the DH before he left the house to check. He said "it smelled good" but this is a heavily marinated pork roast that you could just smell the marinade for. Oh well, if I didn't there is a new restaurant or two we want to try......My level of functionality before 8:00 a.m. is severely limited.

Oh, and Leo the cat was sitting on the cookies last night. Those particular cookies have been reserved in a "special" bag, so I won't feed them to your DH : ) I have no idea why, he has never been up on the counter before. Apparently it Felt Nice.

I know, I have plenty of material for a blog, but taking the time to write it and take pictures would leave me with even less time to focus on the things I already don't focus on.......

Teri said...

Play dead? I just kick mine. Of course, he's currently not here so I may not kick him for a while when he gets back.

I can't answer any questions, I'm a loser....