Fantastic Friday

Get 5-year-old dressed as Dorothy Gale.
Take pics of kid in driveway, trying to elicit smiles by making husband do flying monkey impersonation. Check
Get to school barely on time. Check.
Try to complete work for job that actually pays; Get only about 1/4 done. Stress about it rest of day. Check.
Deal with fallout for calling neighbor a jackass. Check.
Pick daughter up from school. Check.
Take daughter to lunch. Leave before being seated due to bad manners. (Hers, not mine.) Check.
Drive wailing daughter home and make peanut butter sandwiches for us. Check.
Fold clothes, put over load of laundry, let dog out. Check.
Load Tiller in car, along with stuff for errands. Check.
Drop candy off at pinata house. Check.
Drive to school, hang banner and other stuff for Fantastic Friday. Drop off baked goods. Check.
Get Rollie from class, take him to library to take Lit Guild tests. Check.
Drive home. Make snack. Eat own snack. Read email. Check.
Break up fight between kids. Check.
Put kids in car, call husband to meet us and get cut off before making plans, pull out of driveway. Realize kid left shoes at house. Drive back to house. Turn off car, go back in. Check.
Meet husband in garage coming back out. Snap at husband unnecessarily to get into car because we are late. Check.
Get husband to drop off close to school so won’t miss volunteering timeslot. Check.
Man duck pond AND Go Fish because other volunteer doesn’t show up. Check.
Explain to high school kids who help out and finally get to sit for a minute. Check.
Explain to next shift. Check.
Stand with daughter watching people come out of Haunted house looking scared, and laughing at them. Check.
Watch as son comes out, not looking scared. Worry about his mental state. Check.
Eat BBQ with family, watch children eat too much cotton candy, get blue faces and hands. Check.
Do cakewalk, but fail to win anything. Check.
Reluctantly take tickets from friend with twin babies so she can get her kids out faster. Check.
Find way to burn tickets fastest (Bingo). Check.
Play Bingo with whole family, actually have fun. Check.
Watch husband win Bingo and get restaurant gift certificate. Check.
Play another round with big gambler son, win another gift certificate (manicure). Check!
Decide with son that final tickets should be used for big cakewalk win, just like last year. Son wins cakewalk! Check.
Drive home, find secret gift at doorstep. Check.
Eat cupcakes won at cakewalk with family. Check.
Feel sick. Check.
Clean kitchen. Check.
Put kids to bed. Check.
Open beer. Check.
Watch Red Dawn with husband until time to drink with neighbors. Check.

I’m outtie. Night night.


  12 comments for “Fantastic Friday

  1. slp
    October 30, 2010 at 12:02 am

    supermom! here to manage the day!

  2. leelee
    October 30, 2010 at 7:34 am

    I’m tired just reading that. What was the surprise on the doorstep? poop?

  3. susan p
    October 30, 2010 at 11:22 am

    First, you have a really great memory of your day! Second, damn those volunteers who don’t show up. Third, I’m glad Jay and I gave you a laugh coming out of the haunted house. Keep in mind, I was scared for HIM, you see. Five Fantastic Fridays down….only 4 more to go!!

  4. Jason
    October 30, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    What is a Lit Guild test? Oh, and bingo rules.

  5. October 30, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    i’m also curious about the surprise– something from the “jackass” neighbor?
    uh oh.

    Dude, your Friday kicks my Friday’s a**.

  6. October 30, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    We got booed. Came home to a bag of candy from a secret source. You are supposed to put a phantom ghost picture on your door that says, “We got booed.” Then you give candy to someone else as a surprise. Kinda cute. Kinda a pain in the ass.

  7. October 30, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    Susan, why don’t you just admit you were scared in the haunted house? Y’all cracked me up.
    Literary Guild – kids have a reading list and they have to complete tests on the books and then they get prizes at the end of the year if they complete the reading list.
    Bingo really is awesome. I wanted to stay in there the whole time. Plus, you win awesome gift certificates instead of crappy plastic toys!
    kat, my Friday is not always like that. . . and the surprise and jackass are unrelated.

  8. October 30, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    Bingo totally rules.
    I think everyone in our neighborhood but us has been Boo’d this year. We are notorius for dropping it, so I don’t think they bother with us anymore.

  9. leelee
    October 31, 2010 at 7:36 am

    Was it good candy?

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  11. October 31, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    Yeah, your Friday sounds like mine, i’m just too tired to post about it. Great costume for Tiller, you scored with that wig.

  12. October 31, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    Free from a neighbor!

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