My husband thinks because he has a suburban he can go over anything. I knew I needed to attack the ice before we had anymore snow and since we live in Iowa there is always more snow!
I'm sure my back will be killing me later but for now I have a ton of energy and a ton of thoughts going on in my mind like.....
Why is it that my 10 year old son who is almost 11 (his birthday is on December 31st). Yes I know, I never knew "when" you had the baby was so important. We can never celebrate New Years the same. Anyway why with 10 days before Christmas does he change his mind on what he wants for Christmas. He came down this morning and said, "Mom, I will help you shovel this whole winter and play with Claire if I can have a Banjo for Christmas!'
If you thought you didn't read that correctly, he wants a Banjo for Christmas! What? Why? Help? I have no idea how he got on this kick but he is obsessed. Does anyone have a banjo lying around they aren't using? Please?
I guess he wants to be like Kermit, he loves him!
Did you know that Steve Martin plays the Banjo and he is really good! My son loves him too!
Take a peak at the video if you want to hear some good playing!
He did the same thing last year to us. I think it was actually 5 days before Christmas he asked us for a Didgeridoo. Does anyone know what that is? It is an Australian wind instrument developed by Indigenous Australians of northern Australia at least 1500 years ago...Play the video, you'll never hear anything like it!
We didn't actually purchase one for him, instead my husband made him one out of a long tube from the hardware store. It actually works and my son really has a blast with it! Sometimes I've had enough and if he ends up with a banjo I will feel like I am in that scene from the movie Deliverance. Boy was that kid good!
Something else has been bothering me. Some of you might remember my "Toxic" friend. Well she is moving out of town tomorrow. The feelings I have about it are indifferent really. I am not sad she is leaving because it was such an odd relationship, I'm just disappointed that I wasn't the bigger person and drop by her house and bring lunch to say goodbye. We kind of said it over the phone and it was weird. I am almost 40 years old. I shouldn't have "friends" in my life that make me uncomfortable or question myself. I wish her the best I do, but I don't think she is the happiest person. All she could seem to do was brag about how great her life will be and the schools her kids will be attending and how they will never be bored because there are things going on every weekend. Oh and did I mention the shopping? Well she did about 5 times. Well good, it sounds great if running from here to there is fun for you! Apparently she is the kind of person that "stuff" matters to her. I guess our relationship wasn't at the top of her list.
Onward and upward. I have a cookie exchange minus the cookies party tonight and I don't want to go. I feel like I am just another number that was invited. I don't hang out with these women and I often feel that I am an afterthought. I think I am happier staying home with the family watching a movie, reading or blogging. But yet I feel a little sad that I am that afterthought and that the relationships haven't managed to progress past that!
Oh crap, I'm sure my period is coming and that is why I am so emotional. My sister called while I was feeling weepy. I swear we know when we need each other the most, its a feeling we get.
Well I hear the bus, so the kiddos will be charging through the door at any moment and I will be bombarded with, so and so said this and can I go sledding? Off to be a mom!