Friday, June 24, 2011

Five for Friday

Life is moving way too fast... 
I am not sure which end is up! Softball all-stars (The World's Greatest Husband is the the coach - the commitment is HUGE) has thrown me into a funk along with end of school, work, chores, and our yard which I am fondly renaming "The Jungle."
Yes, I am feeling a little wacky...
But, here are five great things about today...

  1. First game of all-stars today! If we win - we play tomorrow too!
  2. Our middle schoolers are at orientation right now! Big Kids!!
  3. I only need to fold 13 more sheets of paper to complete another beautiful oversized paper ball.  (now that makes me happy!!! and it has become my 10PM therapy)
  4. Party tomorrow
  5. Party Sunday (in the jungle with the softball team)
That's all for now paper peeps.... let's say a prayer for the state workers who are on the verge of layoffs... I may be adding clickable advertising on this blog if our family gets one.... fingers crossed..... 

Birthday love to my beautiful god son... his birthday week and his Auntie Paper Mom turns out to be a dud! 

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Graduation Love

With all this rain and indoor graduation ceremonies.... I am thinking of all the graduates from blended families....Why, you ask?
Well, with graduation or any other big school event bad weather often moves ceremonial things indoors and with moving things indoors there is often a restriction on the number of tickets allowed for each family.  Sometimes that ticket threshold is two... so of course biological parents would be the proper ticket holders.  Sometimes that number increases and that may mean three maybe four... with blended families that means a power struggle for tickets...... step mo's - grandparents - step grandpo's you get the picture..It can be a big ol' mess - quick.  I remember when we first jumped into the blender... having to "be on call" with the main office waiting for the word for an extra ticket as Mom, Dad and Mom's parents enjoyed a promotion ceremony.  It worked out in the end, I was "granted" access but what a stressor.  So today I congratulate the graduates and send special paper love to the step-mos and step-dads who may have to be patient while waiting for their seat at the ceremony.  Step parenting isn't always glamorous but it does have it's rewards.   

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


I've been busy making paper curly strip wreaths, paper garlands, paper balls and paper tab wreaths... oh so much fun!!! They don't call me Paper Mom for nothing....

Saturday, June 11, 2011


A few days ago we weathered some pretty scary thunder showers.  My son and I watched it all at 2am cuddled together jumping with every flash and rumble.  The next day at dinner the World’s Greatest Husband announces that thunderstorms were expected through the night.  To our surprise our little cub scout replies “Oh Great, I guess I’ll wear two pairs of underwear tonight”  

Friday, June 10, 2011

Five for Friday

Five great things about today...
1. The heat broke.
2. Pool party weekend.
3. Scrimmage, game, lesson, all-star try outs and game....
4. Night with my husband.
5. Going to plant some flowers... right now....

Paper Peeps, thanks for reading.  I am looking forward to a change in my schedule for the summer, that may mean more posts... no promises.

Happy Weekend.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Being a Better Person

Are you familiar with It is this amazing network of informative videos that make you want to learn, explore and be a better person.  The World's Greatest Husband turned me on to this site and now I have the app on my phone and regularly visit while on my laptop.  Take a look... here is the latest one that "spoke" to me.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

This one had me rolling!

This card made me laugh so hard in the aisle of Target... my kids were  embarrassed.  This card captures my life and Paper Peeps... it's stationery... my fave - from one of my favorite vendors...  - The brutal truth all prettied up.... Peeps, this makes Paper Mom so HAPPY! Visit Target to see the entire line.

Dinner at the Hospital

Sometimes you think you are doing a good thing and it simply backfires.  Today our 14 year old left school to get an x-ray.  Her aches and pains are A-OK, she’s fine.  After her doctor’s appointment with her mother, She met me at the office for a few hours instead of returning to school.  When she called the World’s Greatest Husband to update him on our plan she asked if we could go eat dinner at the hospital and swim for the first time this season.  The World’s Greatest Husband took a last minute shift at the hospital and agreed to a quick swim and dinner in the hospital all in an effort to make our dinner routine a bit easier as I was on my own.  When she hung up she said to me “today is the best day ever!” 
See… a good thing… happiness, love and joy!
The pool went ok, it was freezing.  I played lifeguard with a sweatshirt and blankets, they splashed.
Dinner with the family – well that is where the story falls apart. Have you ever taken five kids to a cafeteria?  Let’s just say, it will be awhile until they allow us back.  After a quick lecture on "this is where dad works, behave." We enter the hospital cafeteria, it is busy, the nurses, the doctors, they know the routine, they are in and they are out… five kids with choices to make… not so fast. We were a big road block in the small space and the regulars didn’t appreciate it.  It got even better when the World’s Greatest Husband left his wallet in the car and I had no purse and you get the drift…. So the road block of 5 kids and one wife turns into a serious obstruction in a small space.  We wait, trays in hand directing zillions to “go ahead, I am waiting for my husband” all with one impatient teenager who was in a hurry to get to his girlfriend at the school concert.  He said “we only have 5 minutes until I have to be there” at least ten times while we waited for my husband. To add some giggles.... One child ordered quiche, like that was going to happen!  The same child couldn’t figure out how to dispense the plastic forks and wanted a slice of pizza once the line was closed.  7 straws and lots of napkins later, the World’s Greatest Husband looks at me and asks, “Is it Sunday?”  The World’s Greatest Husband and I have a saying…. “It must be Sunday”   --You see, Sunday is our “cranky” day.  The day that all five kids matched with the anticipation of the week ahead, make us feel a little weak in the knees.  So although it is only Thursday our little fun trip to make dinner easy was way more work than cooking for seven on a school night.  My husband just text me telling me he has five patients.... my response?  I have five kids! I have no sympathy tonight.


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