Random Tuesday Thoughts

Keely at The Un-Mom started Random Tuesday Thoughts and we thought we would join in the fun. Stop by her blog and check out her awesome randomness.


Every morning when my alarm goes off at 5:30 a.m. I moan, get up out of bed, walk across the room and hit snooze.  This happens over and over again until about 5:55 a.m. when I finally drag myself out of bed.  I have to have my alarm across the room because I was unconsciously shutting it off when it was right next to me.  And every morning I tell myself that I have to go to bed earlier than I do.  But every night I end up staying up until 11:30 p.m. or so!  You would think I would of learned my lesson by now, but I haven’t.

I’m having a hysterectomy in exactly 3 weeks from yesterday.  I need to have it done because I have endometriosis, and I’ve tried every thing else.  This morning my 8 year old asked me,”why are you having surgery because you’re not sick.”  It’s hard to explain to an 8 year old boy that you need to have your uterus removed, any suggestions on that one?

Okay, what’s with the movie business huh?  There are a bunch of movies all coming out now, one after another!  We go months without anything good at all, and then we get nice weather and every movie that my kids want to see comes out!  Let’s see we have Night at The Museum, Up, Ice Age, Land of the Lost, Transformers (which sadly my boys will not be seeing, they just don’t know that yet!), the Eddie Murphy movie which I can’t think of, the Guinea Pig movie which I also can’t think of, and I think Where the Wild Things Are too.  WTH!!!  It’s going to cause my own personal recession!


We have about 2 more weeks of school and it seems like every single day is some new theme that I have to remember. Friday was pajama day, so that was easy. J-Man wore his pajamas to school all day, then when he got home he insisted on changing into his clothes before he went out to play. I tried to convince him that it was okay since he’d worn them all day at school, but he wouldn’t have any part of it. Today was Career Day and tomorrow is field day. These theme days are fun for the kids, but so difficult for me. Really, I’m just like the kids. It’s the end of the school year and I don’t want to do anything. I’m all schooled out. I’m sick of making lunches and checking backpacks and homework. I don’t want to worry about what silly thing they need to bring in each day.

At least Career Day upped my cool factor with J-Man. At first he wanted to dress up like a police man. He doesn’t want to be a police man when he grows up, he was just trying to come up with something to wear. Well,when I couldn’t find any freakin’ toy police badges kicking around the house we switched to being a doctor. There’s no way he’ll ever be a doctor when he grows up either. He hates the sight of blood or any bodily fluids. He hates gross things and has sensory issues, so he won’t be touching any patients. But once again, it was just something to wear. I grabbed a white dress shirt to use as a lab coat and my stethoscope. I draped that around his shoulders and there was Dr. J-Man. He asked me about the stethoscope and I told him it was the one I used when I was an EMT. Well, that brought up the “What’s an EMT?” I told him about working on an ambulance and then came the next question. “Were you the one who stayed in the back or did you drive the ambulance?” I told him that sometimes I rode in the back and the other times I got to drive the ambulance and use the siren and drive really fast and make people pull over. His eyes lit up and he said “Cool!” Oh ya! That’s me! The cool mom, just for today, anyway.

Sissy had her DARE Graduation tonight. She had to read her winning poem in front of the whole school and all the parents. She was so nervous I thought for sure that she would be throwing up her eggplant parm all over the podium. She didn’t and she managed to read her poem. She did a super job and afterwards she was so proud of herself! She looked so grown-up and as I watched her walk across the stage to get her DARE Diploma, I couldn’t help but think that it will be her real diploma in no time at all.

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10 Responses to Random Tuesday Thoughts

  1. Missy says:

    As far as explaining difficult things to young children, there is always my favorite standbys… Because I said so… or… Just trust me.

    Happy RTT

  2. Stacy – No advice on explaining lady parts to your eight-year-old son. I swear I have explained the menstrual cycle to my 11-year-old DAUGHTER seventy-kajillion times and she still continues to ask me how it works. The last time it came up I said to her, “What is going on inside your head when I explain this to you? Are you singing songs in there?”

    I’m telling you – if she doesn’t start listenting, she’s in for a nasty surprise in another year or two.

  3. Trudy says:

    Hi, stopping by from Keely’s today for RTT!

    I’m so happy to know that you share my struggle with getting to be earlier and up WITH the alarm. I tried putting mine across the room too, but I just got irritated and went back to bed anyway.

    Congratulations to your daughter on the winning poem and award…you must have been so proud!

    Have a great day!

  4. GreenJello says:

    Remind him that men and women have different body parts– ask him what his special “boy parts” are. Hopefully he knows. 🙂 Then tell him that there are special “woman parts” that are for making babies, and that yours is very sick. Sometimes, to get better, you have to take the sick part out. Explain about an appendix, if you need to.

  5. Mama Badger says:

    Ok, see I was going to go for the “sometimes we’re sick even if we don’t look like it on the outside” route.

    As for theme days, they should be outlawed. Or the teacher should be responsible for doing it all. Hell, they wanted the theme, after all.

    Thanks for your randomness, girls!

  6. Sapphire says:

    I think Green Jello nailed the explanation!
    Great RTT! I used to be the same way with the alarm clock….had to set the clock for 40 minutes earlier than I really want to get up, just to allow time to hit snooze five times!

  7. Kekibird says:

    Stacy: will be keeping you in our thoughts for a quick recovery. As for explaining to you DS, what about just talking of prevention? This will prevent you from being sick or hurting in the future. Maybe?

    Elle: Congrats to Sissy for getting through her poem without getting sick. And school themed days are annoying to say the least. My son’s daycare does it and I can rarely remember what day is what.

    Happy Tuesday!

  8. Anne says:

    Stacy,good luck with explaining the procedure. When I had mine, my kids were too young to require explanations.

    Elle, I didn’t know you were a paramedic. You upped your cool factor with me too :).

  9. Keely says:

    Stacy – ugh, sorry to hear about that. I’d probably say something lame like “If I don’t have the surgery I will GET sick”, so don’t listen to me. Listen to GreenJello. I have to put the alarm clock across the room too. I’ve even found one online that will RUN & HIDE.

    Elle – You’re making me want to homeschool. Yeesh.

  10. CC says:

    That sword fight is too cute!!

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