I keep hearing about this thing that families are doing over the weekend and it has me really intrigued. They describe it like this…
“We just hang out. We have no plan. The kids play and we never even make it out of the house. Never even get out of our pajamas. It’s great.”
I mean, how are you people doing this?
I do like to “hang out” on the weekends. We like to play in the house, watch some “American Idol”, play a little dance Wii, jump on the trampoline, make some chocolate chip pancakes, eat another snack 10 minutes later, play some board games, make some pillow forts and then it’s still only 9:30 in the god damn morning.
I also can’t do the no shower thing. If there was a Shower Club of America, I would be the president. No, higher than the president. I would be the Queen of the Shower Club of America. Is there anything higher than queen?
I love a nice refreshing body spritz and can’t get through a whole day without one. Don’t think this means that I wash my hair. I find the hair washing completely unnecessary because my hair looks awesome when it’s dirty. The first day I wash it, it’s like I just came out of a casting call for Xanadu.
(I look so much like Olivia Newton-John in that photo.)
But I can’t skip the body shower.
And well, once I am showered, I might as well go somewhere.
At least a walk to Starbucks. Oh yeah, that “I don’t go to Starbucks thing” is over.
And my kids can’t spend all day in the house either. They start to bicker over who actually owns a bracelet from a 2010 princess birthday party even though neither of them has even glanced at it since the day after that 2010 princess birthday party.
So we get out of the house. Anywhere really. This past weekend, we found ourselves at the mall. We went to Brookstone where the kids were playing with neck massage things that looked a whole lot like vibrators but who the hell knows. And then we went to the bookstore and read lots of awesome books that we didn’t buy and then we got delicious cinnamon pretzels. And it just felt good to be out.
But I applaud you families who can hang all day at home in your pajamas. You are a comfy, cozy bunch and a lot stronger than I could ever be.
mama bird notes:
Okay, I truly love this campaign from the International Olympic Committee. They are looking for videos of you showcasing your BEST talent. It can be anything (hula hooping, skateboarding, rock climbing, etc). And you could end up getting featured in a global Olympic TV spot or win a trip to the 2012 games in London!! How fancy is that?!
Obviously, I’m thinking about all my glorious talents and trying to hone in on the most impressive one. Right now, I’ve narrowed it down to (1) Eating candy, (2) my chimpanzee impression or (3) standing on my head while eating candy and doing my chimpanzee impression. Obviously feel free to weigh in.
Meanwhile, here is more info on the campaign….
(This is a sponsored video)