Friday, November 30, 2007


Praise the Lord above
NaBloPoMo is over
In the nick of time

So sick of writing
About nothing important
Just blah, blah, blah, blah

I'm taking a break
Decorating for Christmas
Fun weekend ahead

This weekend will be nothing but fun, decorating, baking, and playing in the snow brought in by the storm that is being predicted.

The boys have been asking since Thanksgiving when we will decorate for Christmas, and I told them they had to wait until December. So, tomorrow the decorations will be brought out, dusted off, and carefully placed. To be honest I am just as excited as they are. Not really looking forward to hauling Ben away from the Christmas tree every two seconds, but oh well. It is all in good fun.
Joey has his first playdate tomorrow. He has been asked many times by various classmates, and I finally said "yes". Am I the only playdate grinch? I don't remember ever having a "playdate" when I was little. We just played with our siblings or people in our neighborhood. Such a strange concept to me. It isn't that I think a playdate is a horrible idea, it just doesn't make too much sense in our family. The boys have each other to play with, and we have 12 boys (and 1 girl) on our street that the boys are always with. I am also working around Ben's nap in the morning and all of the boys' nap in the afternoon. Not only that, but when Joey goes to school Tommy misses him so much, and I dread telling him that Joey is going to play somewhere without him. Poor kid.
But really, I don't want Joey to miss out. I'm happy he has friends. He is a good boy, and he deserves to do fun things. He shouldn't have to be held back because he has younger brothers. Plus, I don't want the other mommies from school to think I am an anti-social grouch, though I may be sometimes.
So, off to the playdate Joey will go. I planned it for a Saturday so that I can stay home with Ben while he naps, and Todd can have some one-on-one time with Tommy, something they will both appreciate. The two of them will be going to "the man's mall", Fleet Farm, to pick out some more outdoor decorations. Tommy will be so excited. Really, it is a win-win situation for all.
I hope you all have a wonderful NaBloPoMo free weekend. I know I will.


Rachel said...

a break from the blog
is always sort of nice
but you will be missed.

Secret Agent Mama said...

I'll be posting all weekend. I'm a loser that way! LOL Great 'ku, though!

Unknown said...

The break? Is going to be great for all of our creative juices. And, just think of all the fun tree, decorating, hot chocolate, cider....posts yet to come!!

What exactly do you mean by playdate? Going to a house without you? Or hanging with the friends? Big distinction.

the planet of janet said...

i think we all need a break. my fingers hurt from all that typing!

Kat said...

Anglophile- I think a playdate can be either. Playing at another child's house without me (such as the situation tomorrow), or meeting another mommy at a park, library or somewhere so all of our children can play together.

Maddy said...

Well I'm just glad to hear that I'm not the only one who hasn't put up any decorations yet. I thought it was compulsory over the Thanksgiving weekend.

Family Adventure said...

I hope you all have a great weekend. Joey and his first play date, Tommy and his daddy quality time. And you decorating! *Without blogging*

Enjoy! :)


Jennifer said...

Amen for breaks from blogging!

Have fun decorating, we're going to try and fit that in this weekend, too.

Julie Pippert said... made it!!

And enjoy all your holiday preparations. :) Offline. :)

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Kellan said...

Yea for play dates!! Have fun putting up your Christmas stuff and I hope it snows - I wish it would snow here. Have a good weekend. See you soon. Kellan

Brittany said...

yay for decorating! We've always decorated the day after Thanksgiving. Now I feel weird, if I don't! ah! I was just as excited as Adam was,too. :)

Melanie said...

Sounds like many of us are in the mood for taking breaks on the blogging/writing! I am with you! I am hoping that over the weekend I have something hit me; creatively of course! :-) Happy Haiku Friday! love the title of your blog!

Lotus (Sarcastic Mom) said...

I'm a Blogaholic, no matter if NaBlahblahblah is on or not. ;-)

I never had a playdate as a kid either, but my mom WAS an anti-social grinch. Hehe... And so am I.

Have fun this weekend!

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

WOO HOO for you! Hope you had a fantastic weekend and enjoyed every single moment of NON-blogging.

painted maypole said...

playdates do seem a bit odd to me, but then we had so many kids in the neighborhood. i do remember one boy who lived a ways a way that I played with a lot in elementary school. I just don't think we called them play dates. it was "going over to play" sounds less formal, somehow.

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