Sunday, February 28, 2010

A few late thoughts...

I was in such a hurry I forgot to throw in a few thoughts I had about this last week. First of all...the cat.

We found this cat on Craigs List. The family had to move into an apt building and had to get rid of the cat THAT DAY or give her to the shelter. So I am a sucker for anything that will be euthanized. She is a sweet, small calico. She's been spayed and has her shots. She's about 3 years old. The lady was here for about 1/2 hour while her kids were bawling outside with her husband. When she left, Ainsley was elated! About 20 minutes after that Brandon's eyes became huge and puffy. His nose and eyes began to run and it was apparent he is super allergic. For the last week Ryan and I have been battling this allergy thing, as well. Funny how we both grew up with cats and developed this allergy! We've been taking her outside a little everyday and soon will be more of an outside cat. :)

Also, I had a few thoughts regarding Ainsley's birthday party. This party was extremely time consuming for me. I have been working, sewing, organizing, shopping. Very stressful. Well, day of she is a bear! She wasn't very grateful for her presents. (Which she LOVED! EVERY ONE!) But she had some sort of weird attitude going on. Then, later I caught her yelling at a friend over for the party. Well, technically the party had ended, so I scolded her aside and had her think about life for a few minutes in my bathroom. Later she was complaining of how hungry she was. Well, what did you have for lunch? Nothing. Breakfast? Nothing. Being the great mom I am, I totally didn't feed her ALL DAY! She is nine, however, and can feed herself. She is perfectly capable (and does it all the time!) of making sandwiches, etc. But in the hustle and bustle of the day, food just got left behind! Oops! (And in case you are wondering, Brandon and Alexa were fed.)

Third, a little pet peeve of mine I want to share. (I am 99.9% sure this girls mom will never see this blog.) One girl was invited to the party and let us know she would be a little late. She was. But the party ended at 4:00. Par for the course, a few neighbors stayed to play after the party so it wasn't a big deal that she stayed for a while after. Well, 4:30, no mom. 5:00, no mom. 5:30, no mom. Kind of strange! We were going to my moms for dinner at 6:00. 6:00 no mom. So we drove her home! Mind you this was a girl from school, not a neighbor or family friend. Anybody else think this is bizarre?

6 comments:

JACK's house said...

Um.....YEAH!

Casey said...

We had a friend stay over for 13 hours yesterday with no call from Mom until about 10. Odd:) Sounds like the party was fun:)

TamaraLove said...

Oh, Whitney - I feel you!!! At three birthday parties a year going on the 17th year of it!!! I have learned that there are a few guarantees. 1 - we always have the kid(s) that did NOT RSVP (surprise!). 2 - the kid that RSVP'd that doesn't show (which makes the above child more welcome). 3- the LATE kids, which usually, almost ALWAYS equates to - if I drop my kid off late that means I don't have to pick them up til late too, right? Like the party isn't over 'til you personally hand deliver the child.

In fact, we have actually had a few parties where we told the parents - We will drop the kids off when the party is over! Especially with sleepovers! I don't know about you, but by the time the party is set to be finished - I am pretty ready for it to be done!

As for the food thing! I think that is sooo funny! Kayla (yes, my 16 yo) will still neglect to feed herself on occasion. I think it is more for attention, she loves to be babied that girl. The epitome is that my youngest is usually the one to feed my two older ones if Todd and I are away. She will make them dinner, lunch or breakfast and make sure they are taken care of?! I think they came down in reverse birth order.

Lytles said...

Great talking with you today! I want to see a picture of the cat and pictures from the party! I'm glad it turned out great!

karen said...

yep, it's slightly odd. Was the mom home when you dropped her off @ 6:00?

Jackson had that crappy attitude last Christmas morning and I thought Marc was going to knock his block off. Nothing is worse than a sour attitude after you have spent time, sweat, $$$, more time, more $$, etc and the kid is ungrateful. aargh. (luckily Jackson is almost never like that and hasn't done it since).

shay said...

It's a total girl thing... that cranky deal. My McKenzie has gotten better just in time for Lexie to start... oh, the joys of girls. And cats. YUCK! You're too nice... esp. with allergies:)