Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Dance, Dance Baby

OK, so I know that I am a transplant to Utah but I have never seen so many dances packed into one school year. you would think that by now I would have gotten used to all of the dances but my son is a senior and has two dances back to back!! I know that they are at separate school's but the cost can be overwhelming!

In good old Wyoming we had two formal dances and the rest were after a game or there was a dance called MORP. As I am sure that you have figured out is was prom spelled backwards so it would be similar to Sadies. It was a fun dance and not a lot of pressure.

Dances where just that-an evening dance. Here in Utah there has to be this huge all day date before the dance that evening. I would think that there is a good possibility that you are tired of your date about half way through the evening date!! The need to be super creative when asking and answering your date is also tremendous here.

With the economy the way it is who can spend the money for four dances (minimum).
Tux - $45
Flowers - $20 and up
Dinner - $50
Ticket - $20 and up
Pictures - $20 for single
$20 for group
Day date- $Free up to $50 (estimate from son)
Grand Total $175.00 on up!!!

It is insane!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Wednesday Weigh-in

I have decided to follow a friend's example and weigh in once a week to track my progress. I am not a fan of resolutions because they are so easily broken but I do want to lose weight so I thought that this would be the easiest way to do it.
I have a Wii and have not weighed myself out of fear of what it would be. So, (drum roll please) my official weight is 1_ _. Did you really think I would actually write it on a public domain?!? I will say that I have lost seven pounds from a few months ago.
My starting weight will be today's weight. Hopefully I can shed 2 pounds a week. I figure that is a simple enough goal for me. My son J has challenged me to run a half-marathon but I know my limits so I have committed myself to a 5K in May and an Autism walk May 1st.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

I'm a Grown Up!

Every kid who has turned 18 think they have grown up and don't need anyone-especially their parents!! They know everything and can not be told anything. So my sweet eighteen year old was just a little upset that I told him to be in at ten from his date so that he could go to bed since school began again today with a six a.m. morning. Ten passes and by ten after in walks the "grown up boy." There is no punishment just the reminder that he was late.
Patrick comes home for lunch today and once again the topic of being late raises its ugly head and as usually the tired old excuse of "I am a grown up, I am eighteen" rears its ugly head. Patrick leaves to return to school and maybe a minute later the front door opens and a humble little man walks in and says:

"Mom, do you have the extra key to my car, I locked my keys in the car."

I tried very hard not to laugh out loud since grown ups can do this very thing but the timing was priceless. I went to the bedroom and retrieved the extra key and brought it to him with a grin and giggle. My response went something like this:

" Here it is my grown up boy."

He smiled and I giggled and he recognized that there are still times when maybe he is not as grown up as he thinks. I laughed for at least ten minutes after he left.