It has been a crazy week filled with lots of ups and downs, but no shortage of humorous anecdotes. I’m loving this weekly 3 Things Thursday feature because I get to share the little things that don’t usually make their way into my blog.
I often post about parties and glamorous events, but this feature is an insight into our real world. One where the pink laundry is always piled sky-high, the coffee is consistently luke-warm and my yoga pants seem to keep shrinking.
This week’s edition has a bit of a frazzled theme, covering our recent TV appearance, a magical product designed for lazy moms and the stomach bug from the depths of HELL that rendered me helpless.
Okay, let’s do this:
1.The Day We Let Thousands of Strangers Into Our Living Room
It started off as a no good, horrible, very bad day.
My car wouldn’t start before school drop-off, my computer crashed in the midst of working on my Pink Laundry column for the Surrey Leader and my precious pup decided he was too posh to poop on the frosty grass. It seems he prefers the plush carpet… can’t exactly say I blame him.
Finally, my computer was up and running, so I checked my email.
As a blogger, you never know what you’re going to find in your inbox. It’s always pretty exciting — this one was no exception.
2. When You’re too Damn Lazy to Wash Your Hair
There is nothing I dread more than washing and styling my hair. No really, I’d rather clean toilets. It sucks!!!
My hair is so coarse and out of control that it takes a good hour to dry and style it these days. And that’s just when I’m going the lazy route and fluffing it under diffuser to bring out the curls.
Don’t get me started on blowing out my hair or straightening it. I usually end up drenched in sweat with a pulled shoulder.
That’s why when I do invest the time in styling, I want it to last more than a day.
Enter Batiste Dry Shampoo.
All you have to do is pop off the lid, spray at your roots and massage your scalp as though you were washing your hair. It will refresh your hair between washes, leaving it feeling cleaner with added body and texture. No water required.
The smell takes a little getting used to, but the price is pretty reasonable. Expect to pay between $7-9 at most retailers. It’s usually on sale at Winners in the beauty aisle. Warning: steer clear of the Batiste Dry Shampoo Extra Volume product – it took me weeks to get the sticky residue out of my hair.
With this product, I can get away with extending a blowout an extra three days.
3. A Mom Still Needs Her Mom
A nasty stomach bug rocked our little townhouse this past week and it wasn’t pretty.
You know that feeling when you’re so weak that it feels like moving a parked car just to get off the couch? Pre-parenthood, I would have stayed in my PJ’s all day, watching Jenny Jones (God, I miss that show), drinking copious amounts of hot tea and taking lots of naps and baths.
But that was then.
Daddy was working the late shift, so there was no other choice than to do the school pickup myself. I’m pretty sure I resembled Charlize Theron in the movie Monster as I rolled up to Molly’s school that afternoon, doing my best to hold in my lunch.
Fortunately my mom came to the rescue that evening, relieving me of my mommy duties. She poured me some tea, fixed dinner for the girls and even put them to bed.
Yes, even at 34, I still need my mom. A lot.
I phone her at least once a day and see her 3-5 times a week. I even drag her out to many blogging gigs, which she loves. She only lives five minutes away so it’s pretty convenient just to pop by.
I know many of you may live far away from your moms, or maybe they’ve passed away. I can’t imagine how difficult that is for you. How do you do it? Who do you call on when you’re really sick for help?
And what about all you single moms out there?
Hope you enjoyed this week’s edition of 3 Things Thursday. Don’t forget to also check out what these ladies are up to this week: love laugh mirch, pink chai living & the write balance. Would also LOVE to hear what 3 things have been on your mind this past week. Let us know on Facebook or the comment section below.