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Friday, May 21, 2010

Friday Fragments: 3:40am

Mommy's Idea

What should a girl do when it's 3:40am and she can't sleep and she's already tried prayer and Facebook? Frag, of course! Thanks to Mrs. 4444s for hosting tonight's insomnia aid.

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This will not come as a surprise to any one who knows me IRL, but my house is a disaster right now. (Of course you people who've seen it can't speak a word because of the contract of silence that you signed at the front door as you left.) Last night, it was too much for even me, so I did a zillion dishes and found the tops of the kitchen counters. Which means I need to revise my opening statement -- my house is a disaster right now, except for the kitchen.

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It's getting to be garage sale season. I need to have a garage sale, but I'm thinking it would be so much less work to tag stuff right where it currently sits, throw open the front door and tell people to come in and shop.

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I chaperoned Robbie's kindergarten field trip to the Indiana State Fairgrounds yesterday. In the first 5 minutes, of my 4 charges one lost a shoe, one wiped out and scraped her knee, and one was complaining of being freezing. Things got better, however. Until we met Attila the Tour Guide who took our group through Little Hands on the Farm.

"Are you standing on my grass? Don't stand on my grass. Are you talking? Are you swinging your basket? Are you daring to have fun on a field trip? DON'T."

Ok, she didn't say that last part, but seriously, it was the most nervous I'd ever been on a field trip. I even took a picture of one of the other parents standing on the grass so that if she saw the grass matted down, she couldn't blame me:

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Do you remember the beaded safety pin fad when you were in school? People wore them on their shoes and it was all the rage? Earlier this year, in Charlie's class the "it" thing was Japanese erasers -- these little puzzle erasers that no one erased anything with, but that everyone had to have to trade.

Well now that I've just gotten used to these darn erasers, the game has changed and now it's all about Silly Bands. Kind of like those jelly bracelets, but in shapes -- animals, food, musical instruments, vehicles. And everyone wants to have a shape that no one else has. Of course, you'd never know what the shape is because once you put it on, you can't tell that it had a shape at all:

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My youngest brother graduates from high school on Monday night. That's right -- my brother, young enough really to be my son. Woohoo! Congrats Nick!

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I've got the song "For Good" from Wicked stuck in my head. It's so true for so many people in my life. Here's a version of it being sung by Kristen Chenowith with the Boston Pops Orchestra:



I actually don't like this version as much as I like the soundtrack version. But it's still a beautiful song.

Seems like a good place to end. (Plus, Robbie just climbed into my bed and I need to at least fake sleep so he'll go back to sleep.)

Have a great Friday everyone!

10 comments:

Joanie M said...

Ugh! I hate when I can't sleep! I went to bed at 1am and was wide awake at 6am. I came down and did a Dear So and So post! lol

The hard thing for me to NOT do is get something to eat when I can't sleep. I've sabotaged more diets that way!

My daughter gave me 2 silly bands.. which I just realized are not on my desk. hmmm.....

Cat said...

How much would I love to invent something like those bands?

I love your garage sale idea, lol

Rebecca Jo said...

Oh my - I remember friendship pins that you'd put on your high top Reeboks - hahaha!!!!

I just saw Wicked last week so all those songs from the show are in my head... LOVE Kristin Chenoweth anyways - she's adorable!

clew said...

Those rubber band things drive me crazy! I haven't bought my son one single one and yet they're still all over my house. I'm hoping the kids will get sick of giving them to him without reciprocation.

Yours is the second post I've read today that mentions Wicked. I think the powers that be are telling me i need to see this show!

LOL, I just used your siggie frog on my post from yesterday! What a coincidence. :)

Happy weekend, fellow fragger!

Coby said...

Ha! Attila the Tour Guide! Dang - they're kindergarteners - she could lighten up a bit!

I also have a brother young enough to be my son - I was 22 when he was born. The kicker was going with him and my dad to the zoo when he was a toddler. My dad looks very young for his age, and people assumed we were married. The same thing has happened if I'm out with my dad and my sons. Ewwwwww!

Kori said...

I love that having to fake sleep so one of hte kids goes back to sleep; the thing is, I usually really DO fall asleep and said kid is still staring at me with those laser eyes.

B said...

I'm going to start hunting you down in the middle of the night when I can't sleep so I can have some company!

On a daily basis my house looks like a few tornadoes have gone through. I think it is a sign of kids that are well loved.

Dysfunctional Mom said...

My kids are loving the silly bands....even my oldest son, a jr in high school!
It's always something.

Shelley said...

LOL-ing at the in-house rummage sale shoppers and the Field Trip Guide from Hell with that photo.

Hey, listen, maybe we could have a rummage sale together. I'll bring all my crap, I mean, my really awesome stuff I'm not using, over to your house and then I'll send you heartening emails on the day of your rummage sale. 'K?

We can arrange a mutually beneficial time for me to come over and pick up my money. Anything left of mine, you can donate to either Goodwill or St. Vincent de Paul. Your call. Because you know I am all about giving to others.

So! Sound like a plan?

Amy?

Doreen McGettigan said...

What a beautiful song! What a mean field trip guide! I've had lots of trouble sleeping lately too; I usually blog or play games or watch infomercials( although like a weirdo I actually end up wanting the stuff. I am sorry I am so late with FF but I do have a really good excuse. I have had 9 grand kids call and ask for silly bands if I just happen to see them in the store..I did and I am a sucker..some day I will invent something like that..have a great weekend and I hope you will stop by to say hello when you have a chance!