check your sugarcoat at the door


week one
April 15, 2011, 5:25 pm
Filed under: as a mama, daily, family, kiddo, workplace

Dear sitee-site,
I survived one work week at the new job. I went in with zero excitement, much to my dismay. Work was work was a paycheck was a job, new place, old place, where is happy hour held this week? But the transition has been smooth, the work is steady, the people are nice and that giant private office upstairs? All mine.

Please feel free to send me some living, breathing greenery to keep me company.

There’s a Thai place nearby. I’m slacking on my quest to try new foods so I think I’ll head there for lunch soon. What’s a picky girl to order from a Thai menu?

The other day when I picked up Kiddo from school, there were some screaming kids on a nearby playground, around her age (or size at least), and one yelled, “I’LL SMACK THE KOREAN OUT OF YOU.” No shit.

I had to have a quiet chat with the super amazing after-school supervisor gal about Kiddo. I was afraid we were in a bully situation and mine was not the victim. There’s a younger girl in the same after-school program that has told Kiddo once in front of me and once in front of Josh that she hopes Kiddo will be “nicer tomorrow.” Which totally freaked me out to the point that I couldn’t even take my kid’s word that she wasn’t being mean. Super amazing after-school supervisor gal assured me that the other child complaining about everyone and everything and I should definitely not worry about my kid being mean to anyone. Exhale. But when it came to speaking her mind, apparently Kiddo’s got the gold medal. The gal told me how she’s so straight forward that some of the other kids have trouble even trying to react to her.

I’m good with her telling someone deadpan that she doesn’t want to play with them, as long as she’s not shoving them while she does it.

Alright, turning off the mom and turning on the SEX DRUGS AND ROLL ‘N ROLL.

A bunch of my actual family members went out to Vegas two weekends back for my Floridian cousin’s wedding. She and her new spouse decided to forego the fancypants wedding and put that kinda dough toward a reverse vasectomy so they could make BEBES*.

*I KEEP DREAMING I’M HAVING THEM. At least once a week, I’m taking care of a newborn and the memories of almost a decade ago come flooding back.

Upon arrival at the Orleans, Josh and I freshened up and hit the casino with various members of my family. Within an hour, I was pocketing this:

& yelling at various strangers, “I JUST WON FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS.” This was a huge boost for us, being that we had only booked one night with our meager earnings and would be booking the second night once we arrived. We were able to have a good time, guilt free, and leave our bank account untouched.

The wedding was short and sweet, Vegas style. My sister-in-law took one jillionty pictures on her awesome, gigante new camera:

wedding prep

I took some grainy cell shots, as usual:

It was so, so fun. I am reminded that my extended family is so, so cool and I can’t wait until we all get together again.

-CJ

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