Monthly Archives: October 2014

You did not just say that

It’s a perfect Monday.

I got up on time, the kids were in great moods getting ready for school.

We got to school on time {Does anyone else struggle as the months go on with arriving to school just a little bit later each week?}

I headed home with the intention of going for a little workout with the dog rollerblading but of course came home to find out that I was “needed” on the computer by some clients and then our oldest reminded me that I had promised to take her to Target to get a halloween costume for work on Friday. They are having some sort of costume contest and there is a cash prize.

So my morning now went from working out to spending 2.5 hours in front of the computer, racing from my desk at 10:00am to the shower to get ready to take our oldest, who also has to be at work at 12:30. Not to mention I hadn’t eaten a thing all morning –

{enter the chaos}

Shower, smoothie and jamming a load of laundry into the washer as I’m walking out the door. We are pulling out and it’s now 11:00am. Where has my morning gone?

Of course Target looks like it was robbed and there is absolutely NOTHING in the adult aisle that she wants or find remotely useful. After wandering through the half opened packages and pieces of crap laying around I tell her that I am going to start picking up the few things we need for the house, let her figure this one out. The aisle is making me anxious, it’s a hot mess!

Of course it’s now 12:00 and I am literally racing through the aisles grabbing the stuff on the list {and some not on the list} but rushing, the story of my life. I see her coming down the center aisle and she is pointing to her imaginary watch on her wrist and mouthing “we have to go”…. but of course we have to. Why would I want a few minutes to shop unhurried? Pfff, said no Mom ever!

I get her to work and scoot home before I have to pick up the little ones at the bus. I managed to get a few more emails in and another load of laundry before heading off to the bus. I should say that my intentions the night before were to prepare dinner that afternoon so that when I got the little ones we could head off to gymnastics and the skatepark and come home to dinner already prepared. Except that is what organized Moms do, I like to do everything rushed.

So as requested by number #3, I whip up Sloppy Joe’s. All I need to do later is heat them up. BAM!

Rushing out the door to the van and heading to gymnastics, relatively in good time. Kiss #3 and tell her I will see her in an hour after class. #2 and I put on the Green Day tunes in the car and start cruising to the skatepark down the street. I hear his little voice singing to the chorus and I think how cool it is that we are sharing this moment. Ah, life is great.

“Mom” ….

I turned the music down so I could hear him.

“Today at school I asked my teacher if she likes Green Day”

I nodded thinking that’s pretty awesome, a second grader asking his teacher about a classic American punk rock band. Then he adds….

“I also asked her if she likes watching Dumb and Dumber, Dodgeball and Hall Pass…..”

Shit. Double Shit.

Did I mention i’m the classroom parent ? Yeah, we need to have a discussion with #2 about oversharing our movie routines in class.

For the record, neither of the little ones have watched Hall Pass. We’ve watched Dumb and Dumber and Dodgeball several times but NEVER Hall Pass.

I love when #2 quotes lines from a movie we watched that clearly only some will get the humor. Tonight at dinner {Taco Tuesday} we are stuffing the toppings into our shells like we’ve not eaten in days and he stops and says

“Grace!  We need to say Grace”

He bows his head and starts “Dear Lord baby Jesus…..”

And this is only Tuesday.

dear lord baby jesus



Here we go


What exactly is it?

Tattoo Discrimination.

My husband coined this abbreviation a while back to add a humorous side to the day-to-day nonsense we see (and hear) all because we live our lives to the fullest without inhibition and fear of what others might think. Also because we have tattoos, lots of tattoos.

We are a family of 5,  #1 she just having turned 18 yrs old, #2 a strapping young lad at 7 yrs old and our darling little #3 a fiery 6 yr old. #2 and #3 are 11 months apart, known as Irish twins. #3 is also a recent graduate of high school and also a straight A honor student! We can’t be that bad at this parenting thing if we managed to raise a honor student, right?
Moving along…my husband and I have been married for almost 8 years and still laugh at each others jokes, or just plain laugh AT one another. Either way, we’re BFF’s.

So, why the blog?

Because I’m so sick of hearing the questions and seeing the looks from people who just for some reason cannot get past the tattoos or the short spiky hair or the crazy family of 5 skateboarding (yes all 5 of us) through the neighborhood with their two dogs. And because I think we are interesting enough that I want to share our stories. Plus, someone has to be documenting this stuff… it gets pretty wild around here.

So hit a bookmark button, click a social media icon and follow us because from today on we are going to be rockin the internet Dunn style.