When I mentioned how mean of a mom I am, I forgot to mention The Chocolate. Oh my, The Chocolate. When I bring home fine, hand-crafted artisanal chocolate from Andre's, I refuse to share said chocolate with a group of hooligans who are just as happy to cram their craws with sub-standard Hershey's. However, my husband has totally given me grief over this. You see, gentle reader, he grew up with an Indian mother and apparently, gals from the sub-continent of Asia are complete chumps where their children are concerned. I wish I could have met X's mother (God rest her soul) because I would have taught her that no child is worth the sacrifice of good chocolate.
Oh, speaking of kiddie music from yesterday's post! I won tickets to the Kansas City Jiggle Jam coming this weekend. Many thanks to Jenny's giveaway on her Kansas City Savvy Source (a great place to keep up on KC happenings!) I used to loathe kiddie music, *shudder*, but Jack's Big Music Show really turned things around for me and now I have a better appreciation for it. While I still will not jam to Laurie Berkner or David Weinstone as we cruise down the highway, I am still really looking forward to hanging out with my friend Susan and our kids this weekend (I am sharing my tickets with her).
In other under-reported news in My Life, I joined a local mom's group on Monday. And I am looking forward to it. I already know many of the moms from Arun's school and can see that the group lacks drama, which is something I am not looking for in my life right now anyway. Primarily, I am joining because I really need to get out of my comfort zone. I feel incredibly fortunate that I already know loads of moms who "stay" at home and can run around with me during the week. We are already quite busy, so I was hesitant to add something else to our schedule But. I miss meeting new people. I miss putting myself out there. In my past career, I was always meeting new folks, new clients, etc. I miss that. And I also want to push my kids out there in the whole "meeting new folks" exercise as well. I also decided to just dive right in and we are attending a treasure hunt later this week.
Tomorrow, I am beginning Handbag Thursday again! I have not felt up to it for a few weeks, but I want to begin it again. And as luck would have it, Monkey happened across my Only If I Ever Win The Lottery Dream Bag and took a snap of it for me.