Brown paper packages…

Have you ever had one of those days…..

and i mean…

one of those days.

The type of day that is so full that your head starts to spin before you even

crawl out of bed…..

well…

i feel everyday is like this…..

which is just one of the reasons i closed my wee shop…..

to take a breather….

and even though my shop has been closed for a few weeks now…

i still feel like my head is just above water.

I swore that i was going to be a better mom….

but seriously…

i am living in some sort of dream….

do you ever have a dream that you are falling…

you wake with a start…

or a jolt….

only to wake up and find that you fell off the bed…

and your husband is still sound asleep…

then you think you probably hit your head…

which….

you know

for sure..

resulted in a concussion….


that seems to be the norm around here….

and i ran out of my tylenol pm weeks ago…

so i can’t blame it on the drugs…

anyhoo….

i just wanted to let you in on the fact that

i do indeed still have kids…

knowing in fact that they probably

hate to admit that i am their mom.

Except when it comes to gift giving…

because i can wrap a mean gift.

that’s the truth.

These gifts are for Fin’s 2 teachers….

i found this lightweight craft paper at Ikea…

wrapped the gifts and then added some jute string

around it….

of course i then added these adorable colored pencils which

i found at Anthro…


So…i thought for sure…

this year….

i am so getting the coolest mother of the year award..

no doubt….

because while most of the

other

kids gifts were candy and wrapped in red and green…

my kids gift was uber cool because it was wrapped

by his uber cool mom.

yup.

That is….

ummm…

errrr…


till i was having coffee with my good friend after i had dropped off

fin at school.

You see…..

fin’s holiday party at school was supposed to start at 10:30…and i knew

i wasn’t going to be on time…

possibly 10 or 15 minutes late…

Let me just interject something here….the kid only goes to school

for 2.5 hours a day…

and i wasn’t about to spend a whole hour of the 2.5 hours at his

holiday party….

so here i am thinking …

i’ll show up…

bring the camera…

and all would be good…


Things like that just don’t happen in my life…

no they don’t….

i was sitting having coffee….

and my phone rings ….

right at 1030….

1030 on the nose….

it’s fin’s teacher….

*hello mrs buick…

{at this point i turn around looking for my mother in law…}

am i the only one that still can’t get used to being called mrs..so and so?

ahem…..

*mrs buick….this is fin’s teacher….ummm…are you still planning

on coming to the holiday party….because we are waiting for you.

gulp….

spit my coffee out

gulp again…

so i say…

ummm…yes..i’m on my way.

Let me say right here ….i really do try…

to be a good mom…

all i can do is try my hardest….

but it’s never good enough…

so i showed up late…

but not that late…

and every mom and dad was there…

at the preschool holiday party.


Let me just say that the boy above is fin’s best bud…

i don’t want to say his real name because i didn’t ask his mom

if i could use his picture….

but he’s Italian…..

and they like salami….and roast beef….

they make real pasta….with meatballs….

yup….

they like to cook….

even made us dinner one night….

which my husband then fell in love with them…

a family that cooks real food…..

and their kids eat the real food they cook…
i hear you…
what does salami have to do with a holiday party…
not much at all…
nope…
not much at all.

xo

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