TGIM


Here at OCU our admissions people and a company named STAMATES actually came up with a recruiting campaign called TGIM. I think the concept is asanine. The whole concept of “Thank God it’s Monday” is dumb. Even if you consider the justification that students come here to get a job they’ll love, there’s still the implication they won’t have a happy family life and will be glad to leave the family once the weekend is over. Oh. Wait. That’s kind of where I was going with this.

Saturday was a nightmare. All I did was break up fights, tell kids to eat their meals, tell kids they couldn’t have a snack because they didn’t eat their meals, etc. Then Kim came home and wanted to go out to eat. She wanted to go to Chili’s, which meant going down to Norman or to the one on I-240 in OKC. We had shitty service at the OKC place last time, so we went to Norman. Yeah. The line was backed up outside. The nearby Outback was about the same. So we went to the Norman Applebee’s. We have an Applebee’s in Moore that is never as busy, but never mind that. The youngest kids were bad, bad, bad. I just wanted to slink away and sit at another table so I could cast dirty looks at their table like everyone else was doing.

Of course, they weren’t as bad as Kim’s sister used to be. Wow. I’ve never seen a kid act that way. She was a horror.

Yesterday I spent the day putting together two shelving units and a desk for the girls. While the battery for the power drill recharged I took Alex, Amanda and Jacob to Wal-Mart in search of the materials needed to create a faux window in the girls’ room. No biggie, right? I wanted a poster printed in landscape format of … well, a landscape, something you’d see outside a window. Nope. I found several posters of women I’d like to see outside my window and some dragon posters I would have bought when I was a teenager, but not once damn scenic poster. Then I couldn’t find the type of shelf I want to use as a window sill, either. The only consolation was the babies were really good; Jake yelled every time he saw Thomas, Spongebob and Spider-man, but he never really threw a fit about not getting any of that stuff.

Last night I got my OWFI contest entries finished. Of course, I forgot to buy envelopes while at Wal-Mart, so I have to go find some during lunch today, as I only had three at home.

Oh, I bought the Universal Legacy Collection edition of The Mummy on Friday. I watched the documentaries on Saturday. The babies found it boring, but they freaked out during the music that would play whenever the DVD went back to the menu. It is nice spooky music and I guess it was mean of me to let it play a bit longer than necessary just to clear the room for a few precious minutes.


0 responses to “TGIM”

  1. Ah, the weekends. Great, aren’t they?
    I believe you may have some luck at a Home Depot, they carry, or at least they did, window scenes.
    Good luck on the OWFI contest.

  2. Ah, the weekends. Great, aren’t they?
    I believe you may have some luck at a Home Depot, they carry, or at least they did, window scenes.
    Good luck on the OWFI contest.

  3. My wife and I decided to “treat” ourselves by taking the boys out to eat. Something we rarely do anymore.
    About halfway into the meal we looked at each other and said, “Oh yeah, this is why we don’t do this…”
    Our oldest son, a notoriously picky eater, does nothing but complain about what he ordered and our 3 year old simply refuses to eat any of what he wanted and would rather fling it about and smear it on the table.
    Oh, the joys of parenthood, =)

  4. My wife and I decided to “treat” ourselves by taking the boys out to eat. Something we rarely do anymore.
    About halfway into the meal we looked at each other and said, “Oh yeah, this is why we don’t do this…”
    Our oldest son, a notoriously picky eater, does nothing but complain about what he ordered and our 3 year old simply refuses to eat any of what he wanted and would rather fling it about and smear it on the table.
    Oh, the joys of parenthood, =)

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