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Monday, August 9, 2010

Who is Snooki?

Why is it that I can be so tired in the evening but as soon as my house grows quiet and I could go to sleep, I get a second wind and just want to stay up to enjoy the peace & quiet?

Why doesn’t my phone seem to ring when I am doing nothing that important and actually have time to chat?

Yet why does it seem to ring when I am in the middle of cooking a meal, kneading bread dough or in the bathroom?

Why do I clean my house like a mad woman to prepare for company that doesn’t  seem to notice or care anyways?

Am I not really believing in my motto “If you have come to visit my house make an appointment. If you’ve come to visit me, come any time.” ?

Why do I give a 4 & 5 year old a 10 minute lecture when I most likely lost them after the first 30 seconds?

How can they drive me so crazy one minute and melt my heart the next?

Why does it seem that I get diarrhea of the mouth whenever I am around certain people? It’s like I want to scream “Help, I’m talking and I can’t shut up!”

Why is it that I can think of all these great things to say but when it comes time to say them, I sound like a nickcomepoop?

Why is it that until this past week I had no clue who Snooki is? Or  that a show called the Jersey Shore existed?

What else don’t I know about?

According to my eldest granddaughter and children quite a bit.

They find this amusing. Humorous actually. I am glad that I am here for their entertainment.

Why does it seem I have been living under a rock?

I came out from under that rock and watched this Jersey Shore show for about 5 minutes. What the hell? I haven’t been missing anything after all.

Crawling back under my rock that still needs cleaning but for now it’s at least peaceful & quiet.

Have I told you peace & quiet are not over rated? :)

Do you ever wonder about things like this? Like what?

Until next time, hugs & love, Lori




Brian Miller said...

wow you are full of questions this morning...smiles. i dont watch i am glad i am not missing anything...and thy notice...

SciFi Dad said...

I can proudly say I've never seen Snooki or her show. Ever.

My Aimless Infatuation said...

Amen Sista,I ask myself these same questions allllll the time,and peace and quiet are two of my favorite things. If your living under a rock then your not alone because I'm already there,come on in and pull up a chair. Have a great day Dear.

Jeannie said...

I haven't seen Jersey Shore or Snooki either and don't intend to. Kids believe their world is the only one. They have no clue about many things in yours or that you even have one. And so they are a little arrogant.

A friend of mine used to make fun of my always untidy house. She even gave me a plaque that said "I cleaned my house yesterday - I wish you could have seen it". The fact was, my house was cleaned top to bottom every week and was cleaner than hers - it simply wasn't always tidy which is entirely different. And I didn't fuss if people showed up uninvited. I figured it was better they see something to talk about right out front so they don't go looking for something really juicy in my underwear drawer. That probably doesn't sound right at all.

Enjoy your peace and quiet - maybe you were tired of the noise.

I gave my kids lectures too. They tried but couldn't tune out everything. I think what they learn is that there are reasons for what we expect of them even if they don't care to hear them. We are not just being bossy and controlling. Autocratic parents "Do it because I said so" tend to have kids who want to be bossy in turn but also tend to rebel more. They are less able to put themselves in another's place.

Anonymous said...

There's a show called Jersey Shore??


Busy Bee Suz said...

You are so funny.
You are missing nothing IMPORTANT!!!
And FYI, everyone calls me while I am in the bathroom, and never any other time.
Have a great day under your messy rock. :)

Brittany said...

ohhh mom you are toooo funny!

JS = train wreck/hot mess express/ disaster.. thats why we watch it. No one thinks they are cool...

except maybe themselves!

otin said...

You are much better under a rock than watching Jersey Shore! LOL!

Taylor said...

I spent all morning cleaning like crazy.

It now looks messier than when I began.

Why? Why? Why? :)

Buckeroomama said...

If it's any consolation, I haven't watched Jersey Shore either...and I have no plans of doing so. :)

Much as I love my two tikesters, I look forward to when they are both asleep at night. That's when I do most of my 'me' stuff. :)

Anonymous said...

Don't feel bad Lori! I don't know who Snookie is either and have never watched Jersey Shore. I think I'm too set in my ways to venture out too far from my CSI shows and America's got Talent. As for the company coming - well - don't worry about what they think or notice. If they are truly your friends they won't care what your house looks like.....they won't even notice.

nollyposh said...

You worry about such things because you are normal (whatever that is!) and wonderful X:-)