Thursday, October 30, 2008

Top 10 Reasons...

Why I did not take my kids to the special Halloween playgroup party today:

Yes, it's time again for Mama Kat's writing prompt!
And this week I'm choosing #5) You've been hired as a writer for "Late Show with David Letterman." Your first assignment is to come up with a witty, nonpolitical Top Ten list for him to read on air.
OK, so David Letterman would most likely never read a top ten list like this, but... he wasn't faced with the decision of whether to take his two little kids to a Halloween playgroup party...


10. I haven't taken my kids to the playgroup since about January. So they would know I was only going to get the free book and treats!
9. And actually, I only went to the playgroup about 3 or 4 times anyway... one of them being the Halloween party. And that was only to get the free book and treats ;)
8. I was afraid I would take a picture of the wrong Spiderman. Last year at least half of the boys went as Spiderman. My son has never seen Spiderman, yet *had* to have a Spiderman costume. Subliminal marketing?
7. We've gone somewhere every day this week... and I'm just tired of going... I needed one day for some rest and relaxation, 'cause we all know that with trick-or-treat tomorrow I'll be out and about again.
6. I need to stay home and sew my daughter a pirate vest for tomorrow. I spent 2-3 weeks crocheting one, but somehow it turned out to be way too big and she'd look like a clown instead of a pirate. Maybe she'd rather be a clown? ;) I guess I should be looking for my sewing machine!
5. All the other moms at the playgroup are either needy or pretentious. And lets just say that I don't fit into any of their little cliques. I hate to be mean and all, but its the truth. I would probably fit into that needy category too, but seriously, most of the time I don't mind not having any friends.
4. I planned on getting a lot of things done around the house instead. Oops. Guess I should have just been honest with myself and admitted that I was going to sit around doing bloggy things all day.
3. It was at 10:30am. And it takes 40mins to get there. Need I say more?

2. I won't have time or energy to wash their Halloween costumes before trick-or-treat, and we all know that they will be soiled in some way (by food or diaper leakage).
1. I'm just a lazy bitch.

20 comments:

Rachel said...

I like your #1 answer HEHEHEHHEHE

Saundra@An Italian Mama Gone Crazy said...

I can always count on your to say what is on my mind!

I love your honesty!

Diane said...

Nope, you needn't say more. I like people who admit #1... it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy and like I'm part of a club ;)

April said...

Hell, we didn't even make it out of bed early enough to go to school. Little Man wasn't too upset though. I just told him it was his "reward" for making straight A's. A bad mommy moment where my kids still think I'm great.

LazyCrazyMama said...

@ Rachel :) thanks

@ Saundra :) thanks to you too!!

@ Diane: LOL!!

@ April: Hilarious! My mom used to declare "national skip days" when she was too tired to drive us to school. we all loved it except for my baby sister who would cry because she liked going to school! :)

Mc Allen said...

Yep, I think ya stayed home for all good reasons!!! -& hey, I resemble a few of those remarks!!! These were great and I'm gonna go pop around and check out more of your blog, I really like it!!! Leah

LazyCrazyMama said...

@ McAllen: Yeah, I thought so too. And thanks! :)

Carrin said...

All very valid points!
#4 is the exact reason I quit the PTA. Well, that mixed with a lot of #1!

Melissa said...

I say GOOD FOR YOU.... take the day off, woman!!!

LazyCrazyMama said...

@ Melissa: Thanks :) I think I have already taken about the whole day off! :)

LazyCrazyMama said...

@ Carrin: LOL!! I think #4 is the reason behind everything I should have done everyday! :)

Aubrey said...

We are having a 1st annual little halloween parade for the smaller neighborhood kids. Ugh! I already committed to going. I so hear ya on your #5!!!

Gwen said...

I'm all for making excuses in my head also!!! Great List!!!

Jen said...

sometimes play group and its parties are just not worth it. I hardly ever tell my kids about them when they come up.

LazyCrazyMama said...

@ Aubrey: Ugh! Good luck with that! :)

@ Gwen: Glad I'm not the only one ;)

@ Jen: Yeah, they just aren't. Luckily my two little ones are too young to understand even if I did tell them about it ;) Probably won't be able to get away with that next year though.

Carrin said...

Mama mama, go on over to my blog! i have a surprise for you!

Midwest Mommy said...

#8 made me laugh.

Torrance Stephens - All-Mi-T said...

sounds like good reasons to me

will u be ther in the am?

Michelle said...

The spiderman comment cracked me up! Great list!

Mama's Losin' It said...

At least you're honest, right? This list cracked me up and I know how you feel...sometimes I am juuuuust fine with no friends. Thank you very much. :)

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