Monday Listicles

Rainy days!

All of the sudden Pacific Northwest is looking like the movies say it does. Wet and gray. Perfect for cuddling up on the couch with a warm cuppa tea and a good book. Which is why we spend the whole weekend outside, hiking and jumping the muddy puddles. Long live Autumn!

Are you enjoying your Fall so far? One way to remember warmer days is to pretend to be on a deserted island. And thanks to Ashlee this week you can invite 10 celebrities with you to keep you company. I could not even think of ten celebrities and was about to purchase some glossies to copy and paste some famous folk from when husband said: come on love, we can do this together. So we imagined our family being shipwrecked and chose ten celebrities we will invite to be stuck there with us. They can call it vacation if they want to. You are welcome, rich and famous!

Next week:

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1. Bear Grills

That’s just being reasonable.

2. Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman

Cause they are fun and someone will have to keep our son entertained.

3. Gordon Ramsey

Cause we need to eat. Possibly great food. While being entertained.

4. Russel Peters

Cause he is funny.

5. Keith Richards

Cause we would love to see what he sustains on.

6. Jack Johnson

He just belongs on an island. Might as well hang out with us on ours.

7. Tina Fey

Cause we bet she is great company.

8. Scarlett Johansson

Husband tried to come up with some reasonable explanation to justify her making the list. I am totally fine if she joins us. As long as she brings Gerard Butler with her.

9. Miguel Ángel Jiménez

We will have a lot of time to work on our golf swing. Who better to practice with.

10. Hillary Clinton

My husband just really wants to pick her brain. He loves her work. I do to. Plus she can babysit when we go to the secluded palm tree on date night.

He who makes the cut

This morning any fears that my son will be indecisive and difficult like me were dispersed.

A few months ago he announced he will never have his hair cut again, at least not until it wraps around his ankles, twice. He was determined and admin about it not being cut. As you may recall I was gutted when his first haircut occurred when he turned 4 and even though I like him with short hair a little part of me always missed his soft, blond locks. So I was perfectly fine with him sporting longer hair again.

This morning my husband announced he is off to the barbers and because for a while that used to be father-son time he still asks Little J if he is coming along. After months of saying no, today he said ‘sure’ .

As a woman, owing it to my home planet of Venus and generations of naggers, what ifers and are you sure-ers , I immediately questioned my son’s rash decision. I reasoned by telling him how long it takes to grow ones hair and how cold he is going to be now that winter is approaching. I also implemented some other technics which I cannot disclose due to a sister code I share with other mothers. I was pretty sure I planted a seed of doubt into my child’s mind that will result in him staying in his pj’s cozy with me until his father returns.

Except after I was all done, Little J jumped out of bed and said:

‘I hear you mom, but it’s been a long time since I had a lollipop so I am off to Big cuts with dad.’

Clearly men were preprogrammed to make quick decisions. Specially if they are given a bit of sugar.

Yesterday’s Instagram. Probably the last photo I took of his long hair.

Monday Listicles

And we are back.

We went on a really fun, quick camping trip this weekend. OK, it was glamping and it was great! Just what I needed to mend my broken heart. Because early Friday night, as the new iPhone went on sale I had it in my shopping cart within a minute of it being released! Happy as Larry with my $300 saved up I was about to have a dream come true. And then my wireless provider to whom we have been loyal for years, decided to bully me into changing my monthly plan in order to buy the phone. I said no and now I am sad to report I cannot buy a new phone yet. But Apple assured me they will roll out unlocked phones soon and I look forward to rocking up the largest data usage known to humanity one day as a thank you to my ungrateful provider. Meh. I couldn’t be bothered to prove a point really. But I do think that large corporations are wrong to not appreciate a good customer. End of rant.

So I was going to write about ten things I look forward to doing with my new iPhone but now I will do even better. Because real life is so much more fun then online version. Right?

Next week Ashlee calls for

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1. Have a happy life.

Specially as an adult.

2. Bring home his first of many A’s.

I know most people say we should not wish for our children to be a certain kind of student and celebrate their grades whatever they are. But I want my son to be an A student. Because it is achievable and I want him to love studying and be proud to want to do well.

3. Finding love.

I look forward to my son falling in love. Be it once or over and over again.

4. Finding peace.

That overwhelming feeling that everything is the way it should be. I hope he has it every day.

5. Find his dream.

Although seeing him dream big will be plenty for me.

6. Be successful.

Whatever it will be that my son will be successful in I look forward to him enjoying it.

7. Admit I am right.

Cause I usually am.

8. Everything the first time I ask him to.

Before I seek therapy to deal with my constant nagging.

9. Make me a cappuccino.

I bet he already could but I am afraid to get locked up for letting a five year old steam milk.

10. Tie his shoes.

PLEASE!!!!!! I will give up coffee for a week if he can finally crack this one.