Monday, November 15, 2010

What have we been up to, you ask?

Costumes plus trampoline.

Equals five, happy kiddos (and one jolly me).

Who knew that babysitting could be such an adventure?

Not pictured in "What we've been up to":
Iggy's diarrhea accident all over the house.
Duke's countless hours spent studying for the CPA exam.
Sparky's recent regression into crying like an infant over every-little thing.
Fitz's horrible rash.
Megan's middle-of-the-night meltdown over a really messy-house and her prayer that there is more to life than cleaning up other people's messes.

Most folk don't take pictures of the downs.
I do sometimes.
I just hardly ever post them.

Instead I have a special therapy technique to help me cope; dancing with my children to Paul McCartney's "Wonderful Christmas Time" over and over.

Who else has been listening to Christmas music? Admit it.


Trapper and Suzy said...

I can totally relate. I'd LOVE to be able to have the courage and the wit to write about my down days and have them either laugh or cry with me. However, when I do decide to put myself out there, people end up being offended for me being so crass. So, I've stopped and try to hold it all back. Anyway, I'm sorry to say, Megan, but I hate Paul McCartney's Christmas song. lol Sorry, but it's the one Christmas song I can't stand. I coudln't tell you what song is my favorite. I love most of them, but that is the one I try to avoid. haha

Megan Marie said...

haha, Suzy, I hope you didn't click on that link then and have to watch the late-70's graphics in the music video, too! The song has been playing in malls and grocery stores since I can remember, so I can see how you'd have grown to despise it.

I hope you find a level of comfort in your self-expression. I know that I feel uncomfortable putting negative thoughts and rants in a place so public, but there have been times when I've read blatantly honest posts by others that have helped me see the world a little differently. So, really I just hope you find a balance that works best for you.

Team Cowan said...

I created a "Baby It's Cold Outside" Pandora station this week. I've found it keeps me on task with thinking up Christmas presents. I vow that this year NO ONE will be getting their Christmas presents in FEBRUARY.

Brissa said...

I've been listening to Christmas music since the beginning of November. It's the only thing that can make me smile while I drive to school in this ridiculously cold weather. I love how you always have a way of seeing the bright side in the midst of all the downs. I love your blog.

Trapper and Suzy said...

Thanks, Megan. I hope I can find that balance. : )

Now you've gotten me all curious about that link! I dare watch it and risk the possibility of having the song stuck in my head all day? Maybe I'll watch it and then chase it with a different Christmas song. Or several, if that's what it takes. haha

Lacey said...

I have.... we even have our Christmas Tree up.