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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

My Supergirl.

We don't watch a lot of TV in our house.

So our kids don't really see too many commercials.  When we do watch, it's usually Disney channel, New England Patriots football games, or Netflix.  It's actually kind of funny to see how annoyed my daughter gets at the commercials.

But this past weekend, she saw a commercial for a new television show.  Supergirl.

"Mooooooom!  I've never seen a show with a super hero girl before! Can I watch this show?!"

It definitely made me laugh and it caught me off guard.  You see...my daughter is only 4.5 years old.
I hadn't considered this show for her because it's a prime time show and it isn't a cartoon. (I've had it on the calendar for myself for months.)

But she's a smart girl.  And she loves super heroes. One of her favorite books is my old beat up Wonder Woman book from when I was a little girl.  She thinks She-Ra is the absolute coolest (well duh, yeah!!!). And when Barbie came out with Super Sparkle?  (well...let's put it this way....she pretends to be Super Sparkle or Spiderman more than any other imaginary character)

She likes ANY and ALL super hero things.

So I really shouldn't have been too surprised she was interested in this show after seeing the commercial.  I decided that I would view the show first and then let her watch it later if I thought it was okay.  I was trying to make note of any language or scenes that I wouldn't want her to see.  I had a game plan.  I would watch it on Mondays and let her watch it on Tuesdays while I made dinner.

I watched the premiere last night and I absolutely loved it.  Zoe definitely picked up a love of Super Heroes from me.  She-Ra being my absolute favorite, but I find Superman pretty awesome as well. So Supergirl by default is also awesome.

I've read some really great reviews and have watched every clip I could get my hands on, so I pretty much knew what to expect.  It has some great messages and lots of girl power.  I think the only thing I would be concerned with is when Supergirl has to fight the "bad guys".  I'm worried she may have some bad dreams from that.  BUT....other than that, so far nothing too bad.  Maybe she can handle it.

Then...during a commercial break, I noticed the bathroom light was on upstairs.
In order to understand what happened next....you should know that there is a lofted playroom above my kitchen/living room that has a view of the living room....and incidentally the TV.

Guess who snuck out of bed and was watching Supergirl last night?
Yep...my sneaky daughter. :)

My guess was that she got up to use the bathroom (why the light was on...if she was being really sneaky she wouldn't have turned it on, she's smart like that) and heard the show, and got curious and started watching and forgot to return to the bathroom to shut off the light.

I had to go upstairs and get her back in bed and be really stern.  But I had a really hard time NOT laughing. And when I texted hubby to let him know he responded "Can you blame her?"

Nope...I can't.  My little supergirl wants to watch female super heroes.  And I'm going to let her. :)

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Candy Bowl....

So I just watched this video and I was laughing over it...because I purposely wait as long as I can before opening our Halloween candy.  Anthony asked what I was laughing at....and then he informed me that he ALREADY OPENED ONE OF THE BAGS.

With my jaw hanging open I said...which one?
(we have two....one I could possibly resist if opened.)

He said the one that isn't Skittles.
Guess which bag has the Reese's Peanut Butter CUPS?!?!

ARGH!!!  STUPID DIET!!!

Enjoy the video. :)




Original Song if you want it stuck in your head because I incidentally love this 90's song:


Tuesday, October 20, 2015

awww...

Just under two years later and he now fits in those work boots.


Picture coming soon of him IN the boots. :)

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Tonight, I needed a break.

Ahh....I've really missed this.

You can tell when I'm busy....or unmotivated....or feeling depressed.  Or having writers block.
Or just plain don't feel like writing here.

But right now...tonight...this feels good.  I have emotions and feelings and a moment I need to capture.

I had a not-so-good-day at work today.  Tomorrow may not be much better.
And tonight...all I really wanted was a break before my temper got the better of me and some innocents (my kids...dog....spouse) bore the brunt of my emotions and temper.

But I didn't get a break.
Because I have two goofball kids who need me.

We got home and I made dinner.  Hubby came out of his office and started talking to me about my day.  All of a sudden I found myself running circles around the kitchen cleaning while I vented about my day.  So at least one good thing came of it...I did a little cleaning.

But still...I needed a break.  The kids were mostly done their dinner at this point.
I figured now was my moment for a break.  I told him, just five minutes. I went into our bedroom, in the dark and laid down on the bed.

Hubby tried...he really did.  While I was lying there, I overheard him telling his business partner that they needed to move their meeting to 7:30pm (the kids bedtime).  I immediately jumped out of bed.
Not because I didn't need the break anymore.  And not because I felt obligated.

But because I felt grateful that he understood how horrible my day was...and he was willing to push off work (he runs his own business) to help me.  And I appreciated that more than anything.

I brought the kids upstairs...and I let them run around in circles screaming and laughing and playing and climbing up on the furniture....I probably shouldn't let them climb the furniture....

We had a quick facetime chat with my parents.  I was hoping to show off how silly my kids were and maybe do some more venting about work....but they were enjoying a dinner with my Aunt and Uncle. So instead I just showed off my kids.

We snuck in this selfie before bed.


I keep looking at this picture.

Then I went downstairs and finally realized I was hungry.  I made nachos and cracked open a beer.

I watched a youtube video of Hillary Clinton on SNL:

Nachos + beer + SNL.  Starting to feel better.

And halfway through my beer I realized I wanted to write a blog post before I got too tipsy.
SO here I am.

My day seems better now.  :)  Thanks for reading.