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May 8th, 2016 at 04:01 pm

**BM told me that his school uniform shirts were getting too small. I just happened to luck out with a sale at Hanes. I bought him 5 uniform shirts and 4 casual shirts for $40. Thankfully everything fit well. They changed the material on the uniform shirts and he said it is way more comfortable. Should only be one more year of uniforms for him. Hopefully one of my last uniform purchases?

**Went to Robot Wars a few weekends ago and spent way too much money. But we had a blast as we always do.

**We finally got a Dungeons & Dragons game started for LM and his friends. I think the stars just kind of aligned on this. Dh was able to get like 30 electronic books and a starter game set for like $30? (I mentioned in Feb). Plus LM has just been kind of finding his people.

We decided to kick start things to have a game every Friday after school, but I am sure we will eventually dial it back. Maybe every other week. We've been serving dinner with the Friday games but thankfully LM's friends don't seem terribly picky. We started with pizza and are just kind of working our way down to our more frugal potluck type dishes.

As an aside, this reminds me that dh ended up making chili for his potluck game night group, recently. He's been going for a year or two and they told him they all thought he had been a vegetarian. LOL. So they were surprised when he brought chili with meat. We have this rice and bean dish that is so cheap and everyone loves so much, so that is our main go-to potluck dish. They mistook frugality for vegetarianism. Wink I do recall also he has made homemade hummus and salsa for that group. Don't remember what else he has taken. Though I wouldn't be surprised if he's taken a veggie tray to counter all the junk food most people bring. Which probably plays into the impression that everyone had.


Since Mother's Day is always my first long weekend (or time off) for the year, it's always when I realize how disgusting my house is and I always seem to end up cleaning. (Tomorrow will be my first week day off this year, so making a 3-day weekend of it).

Plus we have a tradition that I take the kids over to the play place. Since it's only open for free play (on the weekends) rarely or on Holidays.

So I always joke that I do all the motherly things I don't generally do. That is definitely how today is shaping up. At the play place I take a book, buy some junk food from the vending machine, and generally enjoy a little extra bonding with my kids after busy season. This year I am not quite so deprived on quiet reading time or child bonding time, but will enjoy regardless.

I was surprised the kids even still wanted to go. They will outgrow this place any day now.

I probably won't be telling anyone else that I took the kids out by myself and cleaned the house on Mother's Day. They wouldn't get it. Wink

7 Responses to “More Doings”

  1. Dido Says:

    Happy Mother's day--and enjoy the three day weekend! I hope you get some R&R tomorrow since you are cleaning & doing for the kids today!

  2. alice4now Says:

    Happy Mother's Day, enjoy those kids and take it easy tomorrow!

  3. ceejay74 Says:

    I know what you mean -- my Mother's Day is the opposite; I get away from my kids completely and leave them with NT while AS and I go out for a mimosa-infused brunch! Although it's on the opposite side of the spectrum, I'm sure people find it strange as compared with the norm. But you have to find what's right for your life if you really want to have a good time.

  4. MonkeyMama Says:

    Thanks Everyone. Happy Mother's Day!

    Ceejay - Everyone I know can't wait to get *away* from their kids. So I thought that was the norm was to ditch the kids. & why I am tired of hearing about how I am not doing what I am supposed to be doing. I know people mean well, but yeah, it gets obnoxious. Most moms don't have house hubbies though. So maybe I want to be domestic-y on Mother's Day because I usually am not domestic-y. I hope you enjoyed your brunch!

  5. ceejay74 Says:

    MM -- hilarious, everyone I know is always posting pics hanging out with their kids all day, so I feel like I'M not doing the norm! So funny that it's the polar opposite yet we end up being the odd ones out. Big Grin

  6. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    happy mother's day.

  7. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I'm glad you spent Mother's Day the way you most enjoyed. Smile

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