Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Desperate Times, Desperate Measures

There aren't too many things for which I'm willing to wait in line:

Pie.

Botox.

A parachute.

And there are even less things that I'd get up at 3 o'clock in the morning to secure.

Find out what had me stretching my parental limits this week in today's Chicago Parent (click HERE).

The only person who arrived before me.

My Park District Peeps

Pretending to be #1

 

26 comments:

  1. OMG.
    The only thing they are waiting in line for up here are flu shots.
    And I am almost afraid to ask why you would wait in line for a parachute.
    Pie, yes.
    Parachute?
    Notsomuch.
    I think I am missing out on the bigger picture.
    Time for pie!

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    1. Well, if given the choice, I always go with pie myself. Flu shots are over-rated.

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  2. Ah, what wouldn't we do for summer afternoon naps! I hear you! It's bad around here too but they make you go online and you are up at 3AM on the computer, hoping to get everything filled in and submitted without a blip. Then you keep your fingers crossed that you don't get back a we're full note on the registration or an email.

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    1. I think it's all a conspiracy to keep us from overthrowing the PTA, no?

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  3. Way to Go!!!! Holy CR*P! I have somehow been able to avoid summer camps. I mean, here and there my children have tried them, but not much. However with that being said, my youngest is (in my eyes) destined to become a Broadway actress. She walks around the house turning every sing-a-long song into some Broadway sounding show tune. Sooo I looked online for kids acting summer camps. I thought it'd be easy. The most recommended place closest to my home is already booked. Then on their site they 'suggest getting a jump on it for next year, as parents seem to love them' So next summer I will be calling you for tips. Or maybe I could fly you out to California, and you could wait in line for me.......I mean with me, with me! I wouldn't try to make you wait in line for me while I sleep...No!
    P.S. every time I see a picture of you I can't put my finger on who you resemble. Then it just hit me. I swear a brunette Charlize Theron. Your smile or something. I'm not just buttering you up to get my daughter into camp or anything.;)

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    1. I would so wait in line for your daughter's future Broadway career because you know how I love Broadway! Just send me out with drinks, please. And my own port-a-potty.

      I usually get "you look like a brunette version of Katherine Heigl," but I will so take Charlize Theron! You rock.

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  4. I am totally onboard for sitting out in the cold with you at 3 am just to listen to you ramble and make very good blog material, you silly girl. Why was I not invited? Please do not let technicalities (like, "lives out of state") get in the way.

    Laughing my ass off over here reading your writing. You go girl.

    xxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo
    MOV

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    1. I'll save a spot for you next year, MOV. Let's say....one o'clock AM? I'm buyin'.

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  5. So what kind of celebration camp are you running for the other lucky ones? Drinks at 10, crafts at noon?

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    1. hee hee. You're warm, very warm....

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  6. I started to read, thinking you were waiting at 3 am for something completely ridiculous. Now I have the story I am so sorry I ever doubted you.

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    1. I have been known to be ridiculous on occassion(s), so no offense taken! Thanks for reading, Cynthia!

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  7. Marianne, I had to recover from a big scene at my home on Tuesday. I wish I had taken pictures like you did to prove the hilarity and absurdity of what happened.

    Inquiring minds want to know:
    1) Did you have a long list of instruction for Joe for that next morning?
    2) Did the boys get to school on time?
    3) Or did you write a funny absence note for the boys that they were absent because their mother had to sleep?
    4) Do their teachers read your column?

    Hugs,
    Carol

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    1. Joe was off work so all was handled perfectly! I am so behind on my blogs (see: First Communion, LTYM show, 2 broken cars, and camp/school registration). Hope everything is okay & will touch base soon! P.S. Your book arrived & it's totally inscribed! I feel like you're practically at my house!

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  8. And the end result was???? Crazzzzzy woman!

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  9. I am a very bad mother. I wouldn't even line up for flu shots. "Sorry kids, no summer camp for you."
    I'd probably take afternoon naps anyway and just let them roam around the house eating marshmallows or something.

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    1. I would've done the same, but my kids are LOUD and then climb into bed with me & steal all the covers. Darn kids.

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  10. I have never heard of waiting in line for summer camp...it must be some great programs...

    So happy you secured yourself some time for those much needed and deserved naps this summer.

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  11. What kid of pie and what kid of parachute?

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    1. Ha. Apple and the kind you need when your plane is going down.

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  12. That's awesome. Ahhh, the things we do for kids!

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  13. Hilarious! Never stand in between a mom and her naps.

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    1. Unless you're handing her an Ambien... (;

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