West side story- The mom version

Mar 19, 2014

Ace is on spring break this week, which put the pressure on in order to find things to do for all parties involved. I thought well we will just do our usual routine, Target runs, turf time, dad office visits, all very exciting things. But then Monday night I overhear a father son conversation in which Chris asks Ace what he has planned for spring break...Ace said "uhhh I don't know just playing" Chris said "fun, maybe mom will take you to bouncing bears". What! Who said I would do that? And on that note does anyone else's husband say things out loud that should not be said? Like oh ya maybe mom could do this or that, or ya we should get a dog what kind would you want?  No no and no. I mean what the hell, don't throw me under the bus. I think Chris does this in order to keep his fun parent status because when mom doesn't follow through with these lavish ideas then she is the bad guy...

and where was I going with this?

Oh yes, so Ace has it in his head that we needed to go to bouncing bears (indoor bounce house place). We have been there a million times, usually as a family that includes two parents. So I was not mentally prepared to make this a solo mission, but I sucked it up. Got us all ready and headed over there. The second we walked in a group of moms just turned around a stared at us like who are these new comers? We took off our jackets and shoes and made our way to the big slide. Stares-stares-stares. I checked all the children's noses thinking are they running or something? I mean if looks could kill Chris would be a bachelor again. But we kept to ourselves...
blurry iphone photos are the best right?
Playing playing playing when one of the moms lets call her Lady Shark came over with her son to the big slide, she stood quietly for a minute or two and then opened up with "so are they all yours?" I replied with "well this one and that one are, and we picked that little guy up in the parking lot (pause...blank stare) yes, yes they are ALL mine". Man you would have thought I had 12 kids with the way her eyebrows lifted clear into her hairline. She said "wow you just look so young" and I said "thank you". I mean I know without make up on I look like a 16 year old girl, I get that a lot but she was really trying to hit this point home. I just kept on cheering Ace and Pierce on as they were tumbling down the slide. 
We made our way around to all the other bouncing attractions, Avalon having the time of her life drunk walking as fast as she could to keep up with the boys. Over at the big blob thing the kids were bouncing as the mom gang watched intently. Then sure enough Missy Shark came over and said "are they twins?" pointing to Ace and Pierce, I said "no he's just a really big two year old". She paused for a moment and said "ya they don't look thaaaat alike". I stood there thinking? Where am I? Clearly this is their tuesday morning hangout and we are trespassing. We moseyed on over to the baby area so Avalon could play when Mom Shark number 3 said "wow I don't envy you". Is three kids a lot? I never thought so. Minds will be blown if we pop out a fourth! I mean I paid my $17 dollars to bring home a cold or flu symptom or two so whats with the rude commentary? 
I think I am going to blame this on cabin fever? Vitamin D deficiency? We are all in need of spring around here, it will turn all of us into Susie Sunshine. But man....forget this, I am going back to turf time! And for the record I blame this Jets vs Sharks episode fully on Chris. We stayed for a little more than an hour, Ace got blamed for "cutting in line" from another mom. We lost Avalon's socks and hair bow by the end of it. Pierce threw a hearty tantrum on the slide when a girl told him he was a baby. Moms and kids were just vicious today!

When your a Jet you're a Jet you're a Jet all the way!!



19 comments:

  1. whoa!!! This is "mommy wars"! I hate going to a place where a group of moms are "regulars". My daughter's gymnastics class is like that. We are the only newcomers this year, and they all sit together in the corner and chit chat and gossip. They've never introduced themselves to me, or even said hello to me, and our kids are all in the same class! Also, I think that most military families tend to have children when we're younger than the average person nowadays. I noticed at my daughter's gymnastics class that the ladies are all like in their mid to upper 30's, and we all have the same aged kids! Either that, or they don't age well at all....which could very well be the case too.

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    1. Mommy wars!! haha. Its just crazy sometimes...

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  2. You are so brave for attempting this. And not because there is tooooo many kids or you're tooooo young but because you only have two arms. Mean moms are the worst. Ultimate worst. I especially hate it when I go to a church related kids things and they are mean. This is the only time wearing an eff you expression is beneficial. You totally got this.

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  3. I mean this in the most complimentary of ways {great, what compliment starts out like that!}: you seem like a person who could successfully deadpan a snarky comment to the "are they all yours?" question. I don't have kids yet, but I am the oldest of four daughters and my mom got that question A LOT. That question deserves snarkiness sometimes.
    Three is not a lot; they were probably all impressed with your mad wrangling and fun parent skills for one so young. Way to show 'em! :)

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    1. They are the best in winter time, is it still winter? We have snow so I am thinking yes.

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  5. I hate the unneeded commentary from other moms.
    I get asked if I'm the baby sitter or big sister. Like, really!?
    They are just jelly cause you're a hot mom.

    I feel like I'm being thrown into the wild whenever I take the girls to the park. There's a group of spouses that hang out in front of their housing and they just stare at me like I'm some sorta delicious animal they want to eat. hahaha That analogy was bad but you get my point.

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  6. This looks like so much fun! And boo to unwanted comments, people suck sometimes.

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  7. Aw, spring break with the kiddos. This looks like so much fun - I think I'd want to join them on the slide!! And people?! Seriously just ridiculous sometimes! You're a hot mama!! xoxo

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    1. Aww you are too kind my friend!! Yes that slide is a fun one, it says four and up so I take that as a sign that I could go on it too :)

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  8. Holy moly! Thanks but no thanks to crazy moms! EW. I like that you told her you collected a child in the parking lot. You should have pointed to one of hers and said "I think that one's mine too"--just so she would think you're crazy. I blame Chris too for sure. 100% his fault.

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  9. Gahhhhhh how dare you start having kids at what like, 23? I mean, you shouldn't even start that craziness til you're at least 40, DUH.

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    1. haha! yes I had Ace at 22. I get mistaken for the babysitter all the time...its funny most of the time ;)

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  10. Ugh. Some people are so rude! When other moms get all crazy with me, I just ignore them. Or shoot them nasty looks. :p

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  11. First of all, why do dads always do that?! Like, jeeezzz!! Don't you know parenting rules by now?! We've only had these little animals for a few years already! Second of all, that's a pretty epic looking slide. No way you'd get V on that thing, but Adri would be ALLL over it. And third, suck it lady sharks. I didn't think 3 was that much either, but even with 2, people tell me I must have my hands full.. I hate other moms...

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  12. Pure insane jealousy. I had 5 and have met many a Missy shark. It used to bother me so much. I wouldn't let it now, just smile pretty at the sharks!

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  13. Pure insane jealousy. I had 5 and have met many a Missy shark. It used to bother me so much. I wouldn't let it now, just smile pretty at the sharks!

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  14. Unbelievable. It's sad how mean other moms can be sometimes. Shouldn't we all be on the same team and lifting each other up? You handled it well. Go girl!

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    1. I know! Its like we are all there to get out of the house, fight the cabin fever, lets just support one another and be nice!

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