So Peanut had a fun day and spent the afternoon shopping at a large mall with a couple friends. Bird had a fun day playing at his friend’s house. I thought I had a fun day doing next to nothing reading, coloring and playing solitaire on my Kindle, but now I realized I forgot to get the wine out and celebrate a quiet house so I didn’t have as much fun as I could have!!!
Peanut comes home and tells me everything she bought and excitedly tells me she got shorts buy one get one free for $40!!! She was not too impressed when I said that’s a common trick to make them more expensive but you are actually paying the regular price for two then. “OMG MOM YOU DON’T KNOW FASHION!!!”
So then she proceeds to show me what she got. And it was interesting in that each item became shorter, tighter, and more revealing as she got closer to the end of the items! And also interesting was that before I could say Oh HELL no she quickly informed me, “OMG MOM! IT’S SUPPOSED TO BE LIKE THIS YOU WEAR A TANK TOP UNDER IT OR A JACKET OVER IT!!! ALL THE KIDS WEAR IT LIKE THIS!!!!”
So I guess it’s good she knows what I am going to say when and knows how to work it so I am not upset immediately. Maybe I should tell her next time wait to show me until after I had some wine.
I don’t know if it’s the frenzy of trying to fit everything she didn’t get to do into the last few days of summer vacation or if she is just suddenly making lots of friends but I swear I haven’t seen Peanut since we came back from vacation!
Which if you’ve been paying attention, you will say that sounds like a good thing because then we are not at odds because I’m annoying her and the house is peaceful. And that part is.
But I’m not really liking having to say, um hello? Peanut? Do you think you could fit your family in for a few minutes so we remember what you look like? So we can talk about cross country or your school schedule or something? Anything?
If she’s not sequestered in her room on her phone or face timing on her iPad, she’s at the pool, running, sleeping over somewhere, shopping, at a party, Starbucks, hanging out….! I’m exhausted writing all that! But then again I am a little older than her so of course I am slowing down a bit. Emphasis on a little.
The other day in between engagements, Peanut mentioned to Mr. G, “Oh yeah I did a 5k with Friend A today.”
Say what now???
OMG DON’T YOU PEOPLE LISTEN???? I DID A 5K TODAY!!!!!
That annoys me too that she speaks to him and screams at me but that’s a post for another day.
So of course the response was why didn’t you tell us, we would have went to watch and support you!!! That’s awesome!!!
OMG WHY? I’M JUST RUNNING!!!
Friend B calls.
Dad can I go hang out with Friend B now????
Sigh. Nice seeing you for 30 seconds Peanut. Try to pencil us in for a minute on your graduation day OK?