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May 2010 Meet Up Details

Based on the votes, comments and emails I received, I think the best day for most is Saturday, May 8. (So sorry @Slim! I'll try to make sure the date in June works for you!)

Here are the details:

-Who's Invited: Anyone in the DC area who is interested (bloggers, commenters, Ask Moxie readers and silent lurkers), spouses and kids
-Day: Saturday, May 8
-Time: 10:30
-Place: Be with Me Children's Playseum in Bethesda (directions)
-Cost: $5 per person, any age
-Other Info: Be sure to read the Safety Policies, Playseum Manners,Sickness Policies and Food Allergy Awareness pages! This place isn't like the At Play Cafe we previously went to in that they ask you to be within arms' reach of you child at all times.

Please leave me a comment or send an email letting me know if you can make it!

I am tentatively planning a June meet up, also. I may even try to do one a month in order to give us all some momentum.

Help Me, Internets! I've Been Oblivious!

Now that I'm coming out of the "survival mode" of the infant stage and the fog of winter (because of my SAD), I'm starting to realize some things that I feel pretty lame for not having noticed before.

I'm not even going to write about the things that I've been oblivious to or left undone in real life. Instead, I'm going to talk about things in this awesome online community I have become a part of that I feel stupid for missing.

-Some people who I feel that I've become good online friends with have blogs that I didn't even realize existed! How could I have missed the names with obvious links to google profiles with blogs listed or the blogs themselves. Am I blind?

-Some blogs that I did discover previously are not in my reader, even though I totally thought they were and that the person just must not be updating. Once I realized that I'd missed some, I've checked out my reader and tried to update it.

-I didn't realize that some people w…

Household Rhythms

I wrote this back in January, but have had it in my drafts because I wanted to have another stanza. I've been trying to write the other stanza for three months. (Should it be about fixing breakfast in the morning, getting the kids ready for the day? If so what dance would that be to? I think probably the salsa... And shouldn't a stanza about the mornings and breakfast come first? But how to start it?) I am finally thinking that if needed another stanza, the words would have come to me by now. I can't force more to the poem when it doesn't feel right. So I'm just going to publish this as is, and if more comes to me later, I'll update it.

When I am in step with the rhythm of the house,
I waltz my way through the piles of laundry.
I sort the clothes to a 3/4 rhythm:
lights, darks, reds; lights, darks, reds.
I box step to change over the loads.
Wash, dry, fold. Wash, dry, fold.
I promenade the clean clothes into the closets,
open, turn, close, to shelves, hangers, dra…

Question of the Week - Accentuate the Positive

Between the incident at the Pumpkin's school, both kids getting sick HFMD which turned fever into cabin fever, the nanny getting sick and now some BS with the Toyota service center (yes, I have a vagina, but I also have EYES and a BRAIN), I'm in a pretty crappy mood lately. Oh, crap. I also just realized that I forgot the lunch I had packed for myself! Yeah, amazing how my days keep going from bad to worse to craptastic!

I really need to concentrate on some positive, happy things. Lighten the mood a little. So this week's question of the week is:

What are some of your kid(s)'s personality traits that you enjoy?

I really do love everything about my kids, even the things that frustrate me. But I especially enjoy that both of my kids (and my hubby) love to laugh and love to snuggle. In addition, my daughter is so friendly with everyone, which makes many things so much easier to do with her. Also, my son so far seems pretty easy going about most things.

What about your kids? …

Talk with the Pre-School Director

Thank you all so, so much for all your supportive comments on the last post. It made me feel so much better to hear what you all had to say, and to hear everyone's emotional reactions were the same as mine. And all your advice and different points of view were simply priceless! Thanks again.

I would have written this follow-up post sooner, but Friday we got a call from the pre-school and my daughter had a high fever. Sure enough, she has the HFMD that her brother was finally getting over. With two sick kids, we had to cancel our drive down to the inlaws, where we were going to visit for the weekend. Instead, we've been taking care of the feverish girl and the drooling boy, while trying to continue the spring cleaning including trying to kill all the sick germs that are certainly EVERYWHERE.

But back to the follow up...

On Thursday after writing the post, in fact it around 5:00, the director of the pre-school called me and left a message. I got it just as I was shutting down my …