Friday, October 05, 2007

What is ...

... the only thing more neglectful than a mom, abandoning her children to a weekend of grilled cheese sandwiches and too much soda and excessive tv watching** so that she can spend the weekend visiting friends in NYC????

A mom who is home less than 48 hours before leaving again to spend a long weekend scrapbooking in Pennsylvania with her girlfriends.

**I'm totally kidding. Blaine is a fabulous stay-at-home dad the times I go away, and in fact, would probably make a better house husband than me. Plus, the kids LOVE the soda and excessive tv watching.

Also, to the general public of the Atlanta-Hartsfield Airport from Thursday morning: the human dandelion you saw walking through your jetways was me. Deciding to park in long-term (ie, cheaper, NON-covered) parking during a wicked downpour, pelting, thundering rainstorm was perhaps not the best idea for someone with naturally coarse, frizzy hair. So I'm sorry for any small children I might have frightened yesterday. All the flat irons in the world are no match for Mother Nature.

Note to self: Umbrellas INSIDE suitcases really do no one any good. Moron.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

You know....we all wondered what that was going through the airport yesterday!! It was all over the news here.."Unidentified Object wrecking havic on small children at Hartsfield"!! :-) KIDDING! I'm sure you looked better than half the people there!!!

I have stalked, I mean READ your site for years and have to agree with everyone else...YOU ARE AWESOME, Kristie!! You ALWAYS make me laugh and cry and feel good. Not to give you any pressure because that is NOT my intention but if you stopped, there would be A LOT of sad people in the world and frankly, do you want that on your conscience? Didn't think so!! :-)

I am glad that Kendrie is doing great! I work across the street from CHOA and think about her all the time.

Have a fabulous weekend scrapbooking and don't worry about the kids, I'm sure they are well on their way to a major sugar high by now!!

Sara
Atlanta, GA

Anonymous said...

Gosh you're lucky! My husband, good though he is, would have a major problem with me taking off 2 long week-ends in a row, but in his defense I would have a problem with him doing the same! Have fun scrapbooking.

Grandma J said...

Scrapbooking weekend? Is this the weekend where you come home and briefly mention your kareoke session? If so, I have one word...UTube.

WendyK said...

That was too funny! I do the same thing, take the umbrella to the store and leave it in the car. What good will it do me in there should it rain while in the store?

Have fun on your weekend away. Oh, I long for the day.

Dianna in Louisiana said...

Lucky you Kristie---- Hope that you're having a wonderful time!

Dianna in Louisiana (AKA Certified Paralegal) said...

Hey Kristie--- Just wanted you to know that I nominated you for a 2007 Weblog Award. Your blog is, by far, my favorite.
http://2007.weblogawards.org/nominations/best-individual-blogger.php

The Nanny said...

hahahahahaha...

loriedunn said...

You might want to try the West Lot (economy) next time. Go to the south terminal and pass ticketing/baggage claim, then take the fork to the right. It's only $10pd and less of a walk!

Pam Doughty said...

Humph... ignoring all your faithful blog readers MIGHT be more neglectful...
(just kidding... just kidding.. I know you don't want to feel any pressure. So I'm OK with it... it's not like I'm running up the hit counter by checking several times a day or anything... no, really, I'm not...)

Grandma J said...

I'm sure you are home, unwinding and enjoying your children, husband and dog.
To be on the safe side I checked to see if they had your mug shot on The Smoking Gun. Not that they would, just wanted to eliminate the possibility in my mind.