My Recent Random Thoughts

I have been too frazzled this week to take any one part of it and actually create a logical post out of it so I am not even going to try. Instead I offer you my random thoughts.

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I knew having boys was going to be busy. That is always the word people used when I told them I was having a boy, and then again when I told them I was having another boy. It always came back to that word, busy.

The people weren't lying. They do keep me busy. It seems like it is always something with them and these last couple of weeks have proved to be no different. Just when we got them over strep throat, scarlet fever, ear infections, sinus infections and never-ending coughs we started happier things like t-ball for Jack, soccer for Joey and swimming for both of them. Although we were pretty packed each week, keeping them busy is sometimes better because it leaves fewer hours in the day for them to be naughty and for me to want to kill them!

Joey had been begging to play soccer. So as soon as he turned three we signed him up and he was ready to go. We talked about his first practice / class for a few weeks before they started and he was so excited. Then the day comes and when we get to class my super excited soccer star turns into a shy, uncooperative boy with his thumb permanently stuck in his mouth.

He just sat there. He wouldn't participate at all and I was embarrassed that he was just sitting there in the middle of the gym while all the other little kickers ran around, balls flying here and there, and he just sat there with his head down. His coach tried to get him to play, I tried, nothing. He finally got up and kicked a ball for the last 10 minutes of the class. I told him if he didn't want to play then we wouldn't come back. He went on and on about wanting to play. This week was not much different except he played for the last 15 minutes of class, even though he PROMISED Jay he was going to try hard and play this week. He is a big liar.

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On Tuesday night Grandma took the boys to the park for a few minutes and about 20 minutes in I got a phone call that Jack had tripped and fallen and he couldn't move his arm. Several hours, xrays and screaming fits later we left the ER in a cast with a follow-up scheduled with a Pediatric Orthopedic doctor. Fun times. We are hoping it is just a severe sprain and bruise but there is the possibility of a growth plate fracture in his elbow which might not appear on an xray for a few weeks. So the cast is on and we have another check-up with the ortho next week.

The timing of this couldn't be worse considering the kids first t-ball game is tomorrow. I am afraid the White Sox are going to have to win without him. He is bummed about missing the game and his swimming lesson and he is already completely over the cast on his arm. He has reminded me on several occasions that it is Grama's fault he is hurt (which it isn't) and has become quite the drama queen. Apparently he was pretending he was Batman and Grama was Fire Girl (whoever the hell that is) when they were playing at the park. Batman was chasing Fire Girl when the tripping and falling occurred. I told him that's what he gets for messing with Fire Girl. The kid needs to learn early that girls can (and will) destroy him.

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I started a new class at the gym called TRX that I am now convinced was designed to kill people. It is awesome and torturous all at the same time. I love the workout even if I can't lift my arms for three days after class and moan when I sit down on the toilet. No pain, no gain, no stellar ass.

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I hate to talk about the weather but come on, Chicago. This is getting a tad bit ridiculous now. I think it has rained 5 of the last 7 days, most of which my kid was on spring break and stuck inside, which is so much fun. I know all about April showers bringing May flowers and blah, fucking, blah. I don't know any flower pretty enough to need this much rain. Everything is drowning for love of God, make it stop.

It doesn't help that I just bought a bunch of new springy clothes and have two new pairs of flip-flops itching to get out of my closet. The spring fever itch is here so the weather better make a turn soon or I am seriously going to consider real estate somewhere where the sun actual shines.

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On a happier note, less than one week after Joey dropped Jay's iPod Touch in the toilet it is turning on again. Hurray for me being super speedy fishing it out of the potty (clean water, THANK YOU JESUS) and for the rice it has been drying out in all week. My kids have been going through Angry Birds withdrawals which is a condition that medication should be prescribed for (if not for them for me) so I am happy they will be able to get their fix soon.

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I wish someone could tell me whether or not to have another baby. Jay and I go back and forth, round and round on this subject. Some days it all makes perfect sense and other days there are broken arms and soccer protests. I just don't know. Either way, one way or another, I have no idea what to do or what is best for us. I wish it was easier and at some point I may just flip a coin. Jay would suggest playing rock, paper, scissors but I ALWAYS lose at that so I don't think that is fair at all. I just need a sign....

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The Easter bunny came and we spent the day with my family in WI. It was eventful, as it always is, and we had a great day. The boys had the greatest time with their cousins and I got to get some time with my Mom & sisters. I have recently started watching the show Parenthood and love it because I feel like my family is much like the family on that show. A little crazy but always there for each other, laughing and crying (and sometimes screaming and swearing) with each other along the way. I am so lucky to have all of them even though we may want to kill each other on a weekly basis.

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The Royal Wedding was today and although I am not hard core enough to wake up in the middle of the night to watch Wills and Kate say I Do, I sure did DVR that shit. I have never seen so many ugly hats in my life. I thought Kate and Pippa (that name cracks me up every time) looked amazing. I might also be in love with Harry. Something about his boy face that gets me, can you say cutie patootie?

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Okay, that is enough random babbling for now. Hopefully next week is a little easier on us!

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