Weekend Open Thread

January 26, 2013

It’s the weekend, y’all! And what a week I had. I went from celebrating my daughter’s birthday to running a half marathon with my BFF to enjoying a Lady Gaga concert to OH DEAR LORD MY HEAD HURTS LIKE HELL OH HAI THE LEFT SIDE OF MY FACE DOESN’T WORK AM I HAVING A STROKE?!

Turns out it’s Bell’s Palsy, which isn’t a big deal in the grand scheme of things. But allow me to whine just a bit, won’t you? I am a control freak by nature. Not being able to control something as basic as MY FACE? Is a tad upsetting.

Also, I am having a hard time eating and drinking. That’s just cruel, amirite?

My face isn’t too crooked. I know this because my kids haven’t yet asked, “Mami, what’s wrong with your face?” I am taking serious medications, getting facial massages and generally trying to keep my (crooked) chin up  😆

In that spirit, let me share a “kids say the darndest things” moment:

Last week was our 15th wedding anniversary. The phone rang early on Thursday morning, as DH was dressing DS for the day. I answered at the same time DH did, and a woman’s voice said, “Hi, I’m calling from The Flowery, I have your flowers but can’t find…” At that point DH cut in and said, “Hon, hang up the phone!”

I hung up, thrilled and surprised that flowers were on the way! But I felt bad for DH, who sounded way annoyed by the phone call.

A minute later DS (who is not quite 3 years old) comes into my bedroom, his little brow furrowed with concern.

“Mami, the phone!” he says.

“What about the phone?” I reply.

“The f*cking lady! She ruined our surprise!”

Yeah, that was seriously the best laugh I have had in months. But I did reiterate to DH: no more cursing in front of the kids! LOL.

In any case, the flowers were beautiful: 15 roses for 15 years, plus my favorite stargazer lilies. Current health issues aside, this has been a hell of a great 10 days!

What’s on your mind? Any funny kid stories to share?

Chat away!