Well crap. It’s been forever since I’ve written a post on here, but life has just gotten in the way (which I know all of you moms out there totally get). Anyhoo – a friend of mine keeps asking when I’m going to blog about what it’s like to be a gymnastics mom. She’s watched the dance moms show and the show about the beauty pageants for kids, and she’s pretty convinced that we gym moms engage in some serious cage fighting on a regular basis. One time when she asked what the latest gymnastics scoop was, I replied, “Well this one mom did push another mom into the block pit.” My friend’s eyes got all wide in anticipation of a juicy story. “Really???” she asked. Um…no, not really.
So here is my nod to my friend who wants me to blog about gymnastics moms and my shout out to my fellow gymnastics moms (who are now no doubt sweating a bit because I’ve never blogged about them before…mwah wah wah)… [click to continue…]
I saw a story online about a little something called marriage boot camp. The video clip of the endeavor showed couples doing delightful things together like ropes courses and trust falls. Isn’t that just so…super de duper cute? And don’t get me wrong, I’m sure it’s a super de duper great bonding experience. But boot camp for marriage? Not so much.
Marriage is a long-haul proposition, and if you have ever been in a long-haul relationship you know…it’s not all trust falls and ropes courses. There is no way that ropes courses and fun weekends in the woods can prepare you for it. In fact, fun weekends in the woods once you have kids won’t be a challenging bonding experience, they will be a much-sought-after weekend away that will rarely – if ever – materialize. And don’t get me wrong – those little bundles of joy are…everything…but no ropes course in the world can prepare you – or your relationship – for them.
With that said, I’m game for the boot camp theory – but my version of this boot camp would be a little different. So bear with me now…let’s just say…shall we…that most married couples eventually have kids. If that truly is the case, here’s a boot camp that is a tad more appropriate.
Marriage Boot Camp Itinerary…Mamas Style… [click to continue…]