Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Book Club

After having a fantastic couple of weeks, this past week has been a little bit tough. Less sleep, more baby fussing, bad work hours for Dave, you know the drill. I haven't been wanting to post about it because I'm trying to keep from only using my blog as a venting place. I really do enjoy and appreciate my life... just sometimes more so than others.

Jared/Camryn spent the afternoon teasing/whining about being teased. They both didn't turn off the Wii when I asked and got Wii privileges taken away for the rest of the day. This prompted a 20-minute conversation with Camryn where she repeatedly tried to explain how it was not her fault, it was really JARED'S fault that the Wii didn't get turned off and how she really wanted to turn off the Wii and obey and I just wasn't getting her point. This resulted in getting Wii privileges getting taken away for Wednesday and Thursday too. After I pointed out to Camryn that if she really had wanted to obey she could have set down her Wii remote and walked away or maybe asked Jared to turn it off, Camryn finally admitted (through tragic tears), "The problem is that the Wii is just too fun. I couldn't make myself go in the middle of a level."

Jackson was a stinker during dinner time and Addy was fussy. By the time dinner was over I was more than ready for sleep and/or kid-less time. It was book club tonight, but frankly the thought of a warm comforter pulled over my head was sounding more appealing than driving out in the rain to someone's house. But I eventually decided to "just go for a little bit" so I could get out of the house. I was going to leave Addy, but Dave pointed out that it would be "easier for both of us" if I took Addy with me (since I can just "plug her in") so she went. And so I went to book club, rainy night, baby and all.

And you know what? I'm really glad I did. I had fun just chatting with other women, getting out of the house and choosing our books for the next year. Our conversation jumped from a book from last year's reading list to "24" to Bell's Palsy to favorite bakeries (all in the course of a few minutes). I stayed for "just a little bit"- until midnight. (And then decided to blog about it afterward.) So while I will probably wish I'd had a little more sleep when my feet hit the ground tomorrow, I feel refreshed and glad to be reminded that I have good friends who can say "I've been there" or "I'm there with you."


ped crossing said...

Karen it was so good to see you. And I am feeling it this morning too. But it was so worth it.

Jadie said...

So glad you came! I've missed you on bookclub nights and am glad you are now able to make it out. The bookclub ladies are all some of my favorite people. And we DO have great discussions--sometimes we even discuss the book! :)

JSLindgren said...

I loved spending time with you and all our book clubbers too! Thanks for your humor and insight.

Emily Laing said...

I totally needed it too. Girls have to just makes us feel whole and not insane.

Kelly(M&M) said...

Man, wish I could have stayed longer!! I love all you awesome ladies!! It is so much fun and such a great group of women. Thanks for letting me be a part!