So There's a Friday Letters thing going around, so thought I'd try it out.
Dear Ladies At Work: The first stall's toilet does not flush well. So if you put stuff in it, give us an extra courtesy flush. Mmmmkay?
Dear Mother-in-Law: While I am extremely relieved that you decided NOT to join your husband for this trip, I think it's incredibly selfish and narcissistic of you. You may have your family and friends fooled but I know that the reason you didn't come is so you can say we didn't let you see the girls while we let your husband which is a load of bull. It's all so you can still be the victim. Well...who's really the victim? If you ask me, it's my six year old daughter who last night told me "I wish Nana would've come but I'm sure she had a good reason." It took all the restraint I had not to tell her "No pumpkin. She did NOT have a good reason. She didn't come so she can get sympathy from people in Ohio and have those people who we don't give a rat's ass about hate us." Instead I said, "Yes baby. I'm sure she did."
Dear Father-in-Law: Well done at being civil yesterday. I DO think there are some health issues going on and if there are, I hope you'll be honest with your son about them and we both noticed you weren't entirely "with it" but the girls were so surprised and happy to see you.
Dear 6 Year Old Daughter: You and your sister asked me to push your beds together to make one big bed. I did because both of you usually wind up sleeping on a tiny kids' couch anyway. And two nights in a row now, you have come into my room at midnight complaining that your sister has rolled on to your bed. Enough. Next time she does, just get in HER bed. Between the two beds, it's bigger than a california king...that is certainly big enough for two little girls who do not weigh more than 100 lbs COMBINED! Also, thank you so much for being wise beyond your years and so well adjusted that even though you're upset that your nana didn't come for your birthday, you still look to the bright side and give her the benefit of the doubt. You're a better little person than I am.
Dear Hubby: We suck! We were supposed to go grocery shopping on Monday but didn't and have yet to make it there. On top of everything else, I need to buy stuff to make Maddie's cake and we're hosting two lunches over the weekend. We must go to the store today!! (and yes, this is an indication of how often we've eaten out this week too. UGH!)
Dear God: Is it possible for you to give me a couple extra hours in the day today? As mentioned before I need to go grocery shopping and start making my daughter's birthday cake today and see my father in law and I really just don't know how I can fit it all in...
Dear Boss Lady: You return from vacation on Monday. Can you please NOT suck big fat donkey balls when you get back? I've seen what this job could look like without you and it's really not that terrible. However, once you return...well...It just sure is different when you're here.
Dear Mom: Thank you for asking me what our cake theme is going to be for Maddie's birthday. Makes me feel special that you take notice of how much effort goes into these. Also, you gave me a fantastic idea of how to make it even better. For all those reading, we're going with a Banana Split cake. That's right...a CAKE that looks like a banana split. Should be interesting.
Dear Candyland Players: Thank you so much for all the support this week (and always). The pain is still there but is getting better. I'm exhausted but that won't get better until next week. I also found 2 new blogs that are kind of fun - BandedIceGirl and A Beautiful Mess.
This weekend will be lots of fun. Tonight, Maddie gets to pick where she wants her first birthday dinner to be (We always go out for one birthday meal and the birthday girl/guy gets to pick...we also do birthday weeks/weekends so we're talking DAYS of celebrating. LOL). Tomorrow we're taking Maddie, Lori and 2 of their friends to a kids' play thing (Makutu's Island for the locals) then to their friends' house (which happen to be Hubby's fraternity brother's house) for grilling and swimming and cake. Then Sunday, we start the day with a viewing of Brave (at least that's the plan), then to my parents' house for a family gathering of food we haven't decided on yet at a time we haven't decided on yet and cake and presents. Maddie'll love it.
For now, I leave you with a Friday Funny!