Wednesday, October 27, 2010

You know - 1

I'm starting a new 'column' of my blog. Column sounds rather presumptuous, but I can think of no better word.


I started tanning the other day, and am now an official spray tanner. You radiate an odor of stank all day long- but gosh dang, I'm not transparent anymore. I could see my veins. Gross. I'm also a brunette now, so to avoid the vampire look, spraying myself was a must.


My 'column' will be named, You Know You Don't Get Out Much, When...


My first tanning experience at the salon went all wrong, their computers crashed upon my arrival. The ladies working went into a spiraled tizzy over this, as more and more college girls and myself tallied up in line for the next bed/spray. I turned old and uncool right before my very own eyes, as the girl in front of me was sporting her sorority T, while working on a Rubix cube, while on her cell phone texting with the other hand. I'm unsure as to why that is cool, but the fact that I was desperate in line knowing I had a small window of time before I started milking everywhere because I'm 27 years old, a mother of two, and I nurse. Therefore, causing me to milk, made me very uncool. If a dang plane goes by, I milk. My body obviously has not yet gotten that baby cry thing down. ohmystars.


Though the wait for my precious spray was long, I realized how little I get out these days because I had FUN waiting and talking to these girls. In what normally would have made my impatient self into a piss-pot, turned into a 'girls night out' for me. How lame. A girls night out with complete strangers, a good amount of years younger than me--as I schooled them on being a mama. Something they clearly could care less about in their days of date parties and Pita Pit.

I was even tempted to discuss my newest love of espresso, rather my need for it. I doubted they were espresso drinkers just yet.


That being said, You Know You Don't Get Out Much...when a trip to the tanning salon turns into your 'girls night out' with complete strangers, college girls, and a Rubix cube.


One day they will be at home with their naked babies, covered in paint, driving their Spiderman cars around so for now I sit blogging thankful for the journey I've been on, having recently been in their shoes after late nights at O'Connells and such...knowing what they have to look forward to. Every chapter of life, really is beautiful.

Mama's, now it's your turn. Do you have moments where you realize you don't get out much? Email me and I'll post your submissions. Let's unite. Me and you.

13 comments:

The Drama Mama said...

L♥VE THIS!!!

Brit said...

omg. love this too. you hit the nail on the head with they are in a world of date parties and pita pit. I always think that these girls will care that I have a child. HA! Wrong. They don't have a clue.

Well... I don't get out much to starbucks anymore so when I do I forget how strong that morning dose of hot caffeine can make your bowels move, so when I went to get my spray tan recently, I thought I was going to have to cop a squat on the trash can. The cold sweats hit me somewhere in between the Versa Tan positions one and two. Ay yay yay. I made it home, but almost thought I would never be able to show face at Sun Tan City ever again!

Life at the White House said...

You crack me up!!! I'm sure you looked just as good as they did OR BETTER!!

Do tell about this spray on tan! What kind did you get??? I have tips for you! I USED to be a spray tan pro....more on that later!

mrs. darling said...

i'm still 6 months from being an "official" mama...but i realized today i should get out more (i.e., pull my head out of the toilet long enough to realize what day it is-freaking morning sickness) when the highlight of my day today was picking up the girls i babysit and people watching all the middle schoolers and seeing what fashion is in style. oh geez...

Brandi said...

TTOOOOOOOO funny!!! Thanks for a great laugh! Awesome!!!

Natalee said...

You rblog is so cute! The way you word everything is so fun! Keep it up!

"The Mrs." said...

My baby is only 5 months old but this is too funny! I am sure there are going to be fun days like that for me in the future!

Kristi said...

Thats so funny! I went to a tailgate at my college a few weeks ago and and had to use the bathroom. Who wants to stand in line at the porta potty alone? So I look over at my friend and say I have to potty wanna come!!! I said wow you can tell I hang out with a toddler too much when I say I have to potty instead of use the bathroom or just go pee! The life of a mommy! At least we can laugh about how crazy we can be!!

AbbyS. said...

You are crackin' me up!!
Yes, I have soooooo had those moments. I currently have a student teacher and I might be re-living my college career through her. ha!

Kerrymarie said...

beautiful babies xx

The Family of Three said...

My girls night out went south one night not too long ago. Some mama friends and I try to get out together more often than not, but it seems we only actually make it work around once each season. So the four of us met up and a restaurant at the finest hotel in town and one of the girls brought her co-workers that are non-mamas. They knew not of our mama status because we were dressed and had our hair done, all of us. One heard me talking about my 3 year old and looked strangely at me saying, 'you are a mom?' I said yes, we are ALL moms, pointing to us four. She said to me, 'But you aren't wearing stretch pants?' We all laughed and laughed, the girl didn't get it. We most certainly do not wear stretch pants. Good gravy. Later that night us mamas realized that yes, in fact, we do wear stretch pants while at home with babies. I like to refer to them as leggings or work out pants, however.
Have a great day!!

Mrs. R said...

Loved this post! I will be joining the mama category in 4 weeks! So I will definitely keep reading this new column.

Melissa said...

hi...kyndal's friend here again...i have had many 'you know' moments, but i wanted to respond to your leaking issues... try lilypadz. they are the BEST; i am a big leaker, too, but after two weeks of getting adjusted to them, i don't leak at all. http://www.simplylily.com/