Thursday, March 31, 2011

The Queen Mother of All Words...

Every language has that one "word".  That dirty birdie word that no man, woman or child should ever speak.  Most consist of four letters (at least in the English language) and nine times outta ten, they will get you some kinda glare.  And no, I'm not going to give a list for reference.

As a parent, I've discovered only ONE word that is above and beyond any other that can be spoken...and it's ugly... It's nasty...It's dripping with venom...the word is.....NO.

I swear to you, I've spoken this word more in the last eleven years of my life than I have the other twenty something...ish.

It's not because I want to... (ok, sometimes it is.  I mean c'mon, I've given birth, I have no less than eleven thousand stretch marks, I feel I've earned the right.  Don't look at me that way, deep down inside, I know you agree).  But it's more so out of necessity.

I'd always said that when I became a mommy, I'd NEVER tell my kid no.  I also said I'd never spank, never do time-outs and never EVER throw out anything that was uber important to my kid because she/he didn't clean their room.  Heh...I believe I lied to myself.

I am now, a firm believer in the that nasty little two letter word.  And in all seriousness, not just to be a jerk...No, no...Because I honestly have to say it to keep my child out of harms way. Don't believe me?  Here, let me give you some examples.

"Mom, can I tie my sheets together like a rope and climb out my window?"

"Mom, can I dye my hair black?"

"Mom, can I drive? I can reach the pedals now!"
"No...and I'm pretty sure that's illegal."

"Mom, can I have a taser? You know, for safety reasons.  I don't want to get kidnapped."
"No...Here, I've programmed 911 into your cell phone."

"Mom, can I use the lighter fluid for a minute?"

"Mom, can I use that razor to shave my legs?"
"Fine, will you shave my legs?"
"Probably not."

I feel like my usage of the word is legit.  I try not to abuse it. (Unless of course, provoked) I like to think of this as training for her.  So she will be prepared for a lifetime of doors being shut in her face and her not getting upset because of it.  See, my theory is this, by the time she actually enters the corporate world, the word 'No' will have no impact on her whatsoever.  So, I'm actually doing her a HUGE favor, right?  Oh yes...I am.

Thank GOODNESS she has me.  I mean, who else would give her this kind of training....FOR FREE.  I just know, that one day, she will really appreciate this.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Make It Happen, Cap'n....

I've finally complied this year's list of "Top 10 Things I MUST Do This Year Regardless".

Yes, I'm aware it's March. What? I'm only 3 months behind. That's a 2 month improvement over last year.

Every year, I always make such super awesome plans and I never seem to accomplish them.  It's not because I don't want to or that I change my mind, it's just that 99% of the time life gets in the way. Kids, work, chores, marriage, taxes, bills....blah blah blah.  You get it.

Well, this year, it's happening.  This list isn't that spectacular to most, but to me, it's freaking awesome.  And since I am posting on the Internet for the whole wide world to see, I have to stick to it.  Right? Right.

So, without further ado, here it is.  The official, KShy, "Top 10 Things I MUST Do This Year Regardless" List of 2011.
1. Flying lessons - hopefully I will be more successful with this than I am driving.  Fingers crossed.

2. Passport Stamped - I'm thinking several times as I venture across the 'ol pond and into Africa.

3. 25lbs - GONE.  No more messing around.  I'm sorry Ben, Jerry...But I'm breaking up with you both.

4. Kitchen Cabinets - I started this project 3 years ago.  Time to wrap it up.

5. 5k - Run one without dying.  I'm kinda scared. I'll be sure to wear my Life Alert just in case.

7. Guitar Lessons- I love music.  I used to play cello.  I wanna learn guitar.  That is all.

8. Photography - Maybe, actually, perhaps I'll learn the use that oh so expensive camera I just HAD to have.

9.  Wake board - Why not? I have a boat so....I should learn, right? Seems logical.


Drum roll please.....

10. Girl Vacation - I just want one little, teeny, tiny girls trip with my besties.  Whether it's shopping in NYC or Road trippin to the beach...I don't care.  I just wanna be a kid for a few days.

Sooooo...that's pretty much it.  Not a super long, interesting blog post but whateves.  I was kinda struggling with a topic so this is what you get.  Next one will be better, I promise.

Now, leave me a comment.  It makes me feel pretty.