Saturday Randomness

Yay, it’s the weekend!

And, yay, both sets of grandparents invited the kids over for Friday and Saturday! That means double weekend date night, a first in the history of Baby Girl. My husband and I went out last night to our favorite Italian restaurant and I had my usual chicken parm. (Obviously the 30-day keto challenge got postponed dammit.) It was so damn good. I had leftovers and threatened my husband’s life if he dared touch them like he did last time.

He also ordered a slice of chocolate cake, which ended up being enough for four people.

Yum.

I texted LM during the meal and taunted him with the cake, which didn’t amuse him very much.

Not shown is the other half of the cake, which we did bring home for the boy.

I doubt we’ll go anywhere tonight, so it’ll be a stay-at-home date night. He has whiskey and I’ll have rum and vodka, so we’ll do Hulu and for-real chill.

It looks like we’ll have guests in a few weeks. My in-laws are moving their mobile home and asked to stay with us for a few days. I love them to death, but am not looking forward to it, mostly because my father-in-law is the loudest person in the world. And as someone who a) takes out her hearing devices around him and b) is mostly deaf in one ear and has a severe loss in the “good” ear, that’s saying something. He and BG get going and it’s so loud that you literally can’t converse with anyone else in the room. Hello, headache town. They’ve always been good to us, though, so we could never say no to helping them out. I will be buying a new bottle of Excedrin migraine reliever, though.

This past school week ended up being good for BG for the most part. We had minimal crying in the mornings. On Thursday night, though, she had a meltdown of epic proportions because she didn’t want to go to school. She was in the bathtub of all place, and when it was time to wash up and get out, she refused because getting cleaned meant she had to go to bed soon and going to bed soon meant she had school in the morning. Oh my god, y’all. I came in to find her in the corner of the tub out of my husband’s reach (it’s a large garden tub) throwing water toys at him. I couldn’t get her to come to me, either, so I was like “fuck it” and got in.

Imagine this:

Except for it’s a 33-pound kid who is wet and somewhat sudsy from the bubble bath. And there’s also legs kicking, fingers clawing, and teeth attempting to bite. Plus screaming. Holy fucking hell. That’s the worst meltdown I’ve seen in a while. Lawdamercy Jesus, as my grandmother would say. We needed a truck load of Xanax after that.

We’ve been getting our Halloween costume plans together. Looks like we’ll do another family thing this year, and this time it’ll be Marvel Cinematic Universe inspired. BG is planning to be either Groot or Rocket or Loki, with a lean towards Groot because she wants to play “Mr. Blue Sky” on the phone and dance to it while trick-or-treating. I’m going as 90s grungy Carol Danvers, my husband is planning to be Bruce Banner mid Hulk-out, and the boy wants to be either Hawkeye or Black Panther. I love doing the family costumes! Last year we did the Incredibles and a year or two before that, we did DC. Now if our hell-on-earth state could just shift over to fall-like weather…

I’ve been thinking about a blog makeover. Maybe come up with a new name for it. Hmm.

What randomness would you like to share from your week?

13 thoughts on “Saturday Randomness”

  1. Chicken parm is worth deferring the keto for an extra day or ten.

    Your poor sweet girl. I HAVE BEEN HERE TOO.
    Holy cow, it’s like you are writing about my youngest.

    I also had school anxiety so I can relate to her feelings of what bathtime relates to.
    Sending her a hug and you too.

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    1. Always, that’s one of my favorite meals.

      Is she on the spectrum, too, or “just” ADHD? (I hate saying “just” but I’m sure you know I don’t mean it in a minimizing way.)

      It’s funny how similar our lives are! ❤️

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  2. Moo never liked water when she was small. Not like my other kids. Not fun in the bath or tons of fun in the baby pool… Much crying in tub. Much. We bathed her in the sink for longer than I’m willing to tell you publicly because she cried in tub so often. However, when she was about… 7? she discovered jumping into pools and lakes and the sea and she has been a mermaid since. I hope this passes soon. Maybe something unpleasantly related stuck in BG’s craw?
    I don’t dig Halloween, personally, but I wanna see other people enjoying it! 😀

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    1. Aww, bless her heart. I remember my grandmother bathing me in the kitchen sink. BG does well at kiddie pools, aside from water getting on her face, oh lord. I wanted her to take swim lessons again this summer, but the instructor shoves the kids heads underwater in her age group.

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