Last week was a great week for Lady Goo Goo Gaga!!! Everybody was loving my letter to Beyonce! (except for a couple of Beyonce
stalkers fans that wrote some interesting comments the past couple of days…) – thanks for all the facebook sharing!!
So – our lives were turned upside-down by a “winter storm” in October, and it seems like as a reward, we have been snow-free since!
Until this week.
We can’t complain though. This snow-free winter has been an amazing gift for all of us in New England – but especially mothers!
I spent many a cold winter’s day stuck in the house with two feisty, bored little boys. I would start to lose my mind – slowly but surely. When I couldn’t take it anymore I would bundle them up and bring them somewhere….anywhere….(library, gym daycare, dunkin’ donuts) to break up the day. At which point, at least one child would promptly get a cold or the stomach bug sending me straight back to
jail being housebound for at least a solid week.
Staying home, caring for two small boys, 18 months apart, (without watching more than the 20 minutes of television allotted by the assholes at the American Academy of Pediatrics) can be maddening.
I remember some days one of them would wake up at like 5 am instead of 6 am and I would want to die. Another cold, dark hour to contend with in an already endless day.
God forbid when one of them wouldn’t nap.
I would watch the clock like I doing cold, hard time in a high security prison. The sound of Mr. Gaga coming home was music to my ears. Sometimes we would cross paths; as he was coming in – I would be running out the door for my life.
Why am I telling you all of this?
Because it is important for mothers to stay sane.
It is important for mothers to keep their wits about them.
Remember the “moms club” I joined that offers a community email forum where moms can get answers to tough questions or referrals or references for services and programs?
Well – I can only think that some mothers spend all their time alone with their children and they start to lose it.
They just aren’t staying sharp…..
They just can’t think on their toes……
How else could I explain this question that was posted:
THIS IS WORD FOR WORD PEOPLE!!!!!
Subject: [MOMS] Thick socks
Kind of a silly question but I am looking for thick, warm socks for my 3-year-old. Perhaps wool, I am not sure.
Cathy – you aren’t thinking clearly. Snap out of it!!! Try to think very hard and see if you can come up with an answer yourself….
Please come up with an answer yourself??
Ok – first of all we live in New England!!! I could see if this was like Hawaii or something.
Also – please let me mention the local retailers that have “thick, warm socks” – REI, Cabela’s, Marshalls, Target, TJ Maxx, Nordstrom, Macy’s, Lord and Taylor, JCPenney, Old Navy to name just a FEW of the stores IN TOWN!!!
If you cannot figure this out – I am very concerned for your sanity!!!!
Or this equally disturbing question:
Subject: [MOMS] Hangers
Ok fellow consigners, any ideas on where to get the cheapest hangers?
I am speechless.
They come free at the cleaners.
I mean – I don’t really know what else to say.
I understand that it can be very frustrating when one cannot find hangers. The worst is when you can’t find the right TYPE of hanger. That could send anyone over the edge.
But you people need to PROBLEM SOLVE!!!!!
Please, please, please – for your own well-being and for the well-being of others receiving your emails and the well-being of your children -
GET OUT OF YOUR HOME AND SPEAK TO ADULTS.
JOIN A BOOK CLUB.
GET A PART-TIME JOB.
START A BLOG.
Anything you can possibly do to stay sharp – do it.
If we cannot, as mothers, maintain our sanity then everybody is completely screwed.
We are in charge of the safety and well-being of our children and sometimes our significant other. We need to keep our wits about us!
Consider this a public service announcement for mothers who are home losing their minds.
If you no longer know how to access a sock or a hanger – trouble lies ahead my friend.
I don’t want any phone calls or emails this week asking me if I made up those questions!! IT IS FOR REAL!!! Since I have to endure these emails in order to share them with you – can you at least click the banner below?? Thanks!!! Ladygoogoogaga