Loyal readers and fans (all 3),
Emily is on my arse every three minutes to post “something, anything” so here goes…
#1 — I am not an OCD calendar freak, I just like order and knowing that our kids are getting where they need to go. This is hard in our two households because all three kids are renaissance cuties — they play or are involved in football, basketball (2 leagues), soccer (indoor and outdoor), softball (All-stars and recreational), tennis (soon to be added); choir, band, GT, SWAS, running club, personal training, writing, and underwater basket weaving. I am certain I have left out 10-15 things they have going on but I have not consulted the calendar in 3.5 minutes so I am a bit off. The calendar is updated 4-5 times a day and emailed to all involved. Some days it is updated hourly, depending on what new sport is to be added or where they are traveling to next. This is a part-time job which I frequently wish I was paid for or had a personal assistant to coordinate. Alas, I did not win the lottery a few months back so I’m stuck with it.
I have tried several on-line calendaring programs without success — I think I need more control over the calendar and who adds what. I don’t want Emily sneaking any down-time in there while I am not looking. Plus, sometimes we have to be in three places at once and the calendar programs start sending error messages like — “Stop this madness, your children need a break!” and I just can’t let some computer Siri bullshit tell me what to do.
#2 — Do not see movies you know are going to be horrible just because you have nothing else to do and they are supposed to be “hits”. I have seen only terrible movies of late. The list includes “Dark Shadows” (walked out of that one and got a refund), Prometheus (spoiler alert – Lizbeth Salander gives herself an abortion / c-section and then fights her spawn), and Snow White and the Hunstman (Bella gets to see all the crazy shit in the universe). Instead of wasting your time and money on this garbage you can read these brilliant blog posts. And don’t get me started on “The Artist” which is the worst movie of all-time after “The Island of Dr. Moreau”.
#3 — Quip (a clever usually taunting remark) of the day. Said by Thomas — “Dad, I have better abs than you”. Yes son that is true, you workout 6-8 hours a day while I spend 6-8 hours a day calendaring.