Monday, August 15, 2011

Here's That Whine You Ordered!

Had one of those really mixed bag weekends.  Saturday was very busy with Love Bug and Little Prince's birthday party.  It was at a park, there was a water pad, and they served pizza and snow cones.  There was really no way it could go wrong.  The kids had a great time.
 Here are my three (Little Prince, Love Bug, and Miss Personality) in the middle, with their cousins. 

The day was more difficult than it should have been, due to WTG's usual pre-party insanity, but once the actual event was underway it was very nice.  And thanks to some good coaching, I managed to get the kids much desired gifts.

The next day, Sunday, was one of those too quiet days.  I was so solitary.  But look what Girlie Girl managed to come home with -
Yes, indeed.  Her dad took her to get this tattoo she's been wanting.  That is the top of her foot, in case you can't tell.  Now three of my five children have at least one tattoo.  I'm so proud doesn't seem quite right...but I've got nothing against tattoos....lucky for me I guess!

Anyway, she was busy all day.  Then Handsome Lad returned from Cross Country camp, but he wanted to go right to his dad's because he'd fixed up his room there in his absense.  So I was a bit pouty I think.  Not to the kids, just privately.  I did have long talk with DR.  But as much as I get out of our time spent talking, I am somewhat unsettled and definitely feeling like it is not enough as we head into this second year.  And still, hoping it will be resolved soon.  *sigh*

So, that was my weekend.  Some family fun, some feeling lonesome.  Hope yours was all fun and no lonesome.


NoRegrets said...

Huh... I've never seen one on the top of a foot before!

Yeah, DR away... sucks.

silly rabbit said...

Funny, our parties were nearly the same... park and pizza! Fun stuffs.

I have zero tattoos. Half of my kids do. I'm also neither pro or con on that issue.

I do recall the loneliness of phone conversations without physical closeness. Sigh. =:/ I'm praying for a quick resolution for you. Hang in there.

3GirlKnight said...

If it makes you feel any better, I was lonely on Sunday with you.

laura b. said...

NoRegrets: I guess it is a pretty painful place to get a tattoo, so here's hoping it is her one and only :-)
And yeah...same old moaning about the same old thing.

Silly: That's right! Kid friendly combo for sure. It really was fun :-)
I don't have any tattoos either. Can't imagine what I'd want emblazoned on my flesh forever.
And thank you for your kind thoughts. I am hanging....

laura b. said...

3GK: We were commenting at the same time! And being lonely at the same time too. I'm sorry to say that it DOES make me feel a little better. Is that mean?

secret agent woman said...

I hope for resolution for you, too.

I am not opposed to tattoos, although you'd have to knock me out completely to give me one - I do NOT do needles.

Tara said...

"They" (I don't know who they are; just people I've read advice from) say that we should embrace our feelings, including lonliness instead of hide it. So I guess we're doing it right⁄! I do know talking it out is healthy.

Wow, I'd think a tattoo on the top of the foot would hurt like hell, but she seems happy about the artwork! I go back and forth on whether I want a tattoo or not.

laura b. said...

Secret: Thank you :)
Yeah, I don't think needle aversions and tattoos would be a good fit...

Tara: You (and "they") are right I think. All feelings are ours to own. I try to work my way though thoughtfully. Try.

I understand that tattoos on bony areas are much more painful than on more fleshy areas. She did say it hurt. But, yes, she really likes it.