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post #81 of 125
Add me! I registered. smile.gif

I feel like a zombie today. I really gotta get my work groove back.

Layla insisted on waking up at 9a... Just to fall asleep as soon as I got up.

Coffee.
post #82 of 125
Oh. Fun story.

My sister that just got engaged called me the other night and asked if I would mind standing by the guest book and make sure everyone signs it.

She's not having any family in her bridal party, only friends. She said if she had done both, her bridal party would have been too big.

Am I wrong for being a tad upset?
post #83 of 125

Um, no, Nicole.... I would be totally upset too if I were close to my sister and she didn't ask me to be in her bridal party. Are you two really close?

 

My best guy friend of 8 years got engaged a few months ago and told me he was going to ask my DH to be a groomsman. I sat there like..... uh..... he's hardly hung out with my DH, and he's been MY best friend forever. But I guess he can't choose who stands up with his fiance, so..... it just hit me hard at first. Plus, he keeps asking me when we're going to get together so he can formally ask my DH to be in his wedding. And I keep telling him I'm too busy right now (which I am, but I also don't want to deal with the disappointment I've felt over the situation).

 

Then there's a girl friend of mine who isn't having a bridal party at all, and she was my best friend - even lived with us a while - before she met her now-fiance. She's a fashionista and part of me can't help but think she doesn't want me in the party because of how I've let myself go looks-wise lately. That's just my insecurities talking, though.

 

I try to think of weddings now in this way: The bride and groom should do whatever they want for bridal party. It's not worth getting upset over. I've gotten upset SO many times because sometimes these sorts of things just show you how high you are on a person's "valued" list. And other times it absolutely means nothing like that but we take it that way.

post #84 of 125
Oh, Ash, I forgot to say that I am SO glad that article helped your sister. It's a good website.

I miss my non-HE top loader. I don't hate the front loader but it gets stinky. It just sucks to have another thing to clean all the time.

My DH is letting 4yo DD flip pancakes. She loves it.

Happy birthday Greta! Happy belated to Conner and Shay.
post #85 of 125

Oooo DH said he'd actually prefer a non-HE washer if we get one. YESSSS

 

Aww, my poor cat woke up from a nap in his kitty bed and must've had a kitty nightmare. He was cry-meowing. :(

 

My DH just read the letters "DH" and said, "What's that mean?" and I go, "Dear hubby," and he goes, "Oh, cuz in baseball that means Designated Hitter." I was like, "So then that makes our partners sound like wifebeaters." 

post #86 of 125
Thread Starter 

Nicole, I'd be upset, too, but I agree with Joanie.  The bride and groom should be allowed to do what they want to do and it's our job as supporters of them to be happy with what the choose (I mean within reason).  It can be tough, though, and nothing like weddings to cause lots of miscommunication, crushed expectations, and family drama...  Sometimes I think it helps to just throw out there what you're feeling and then be supportive of their choice.  Nothing wrong with a discussion about it as long as you can get behind what they eventually choose to do.  You could say something like, "I'd really love to help out more than being just the guest book person.  In fact, I'd love to stand up with you to show my love and support for your marriage.  But I recognize that this is your day and I will happily help you with whatever you need help with."  Or something like that.

 

jumpers.gif  Happy Birthday Great!!!  birthday.gif

 

Mal, I hope she's feeling better and doesn't have anymore puking sessions today!  Could be a reaction to all the crap in candy- might take a few days to leave her system. 

post #87 of 125
That's what I said, it's her wedding, her day, not mine. It just kind of hit me hard that she'd prefer her friends over her siblings. We aren't close but we aren't distant, either. She lives in KC so that plays a huge factor in our relationship. My little sister is taking it much harder than I am because my older sister was her MOH and now she's not in her wedding at all.

Heading to work. DH said he's not looking forward to watching both kids all day. I said, "... No sympathy. This was me for the last six weeks." LOL He's afraid he won't have the patience for them all day. I told him he'll get used to it, but I'm not worried, he's way more patient with the kids than I am.
post #88 of 125

Oh yikes, Nicole, I'd totally feel bad if I were your little sister too... The whole "reciprocation" expectation between weddings is a tough one. Funny, I didn't even think of that. The two friends I mentioned above were both in my wedding and I'm not in either of theirs. Hah. Oh well! To each his/her own. My additional thought is that sometimes it's soooo much nicer to NOT be in the wedding party. I am pretty excited to just sit back and enjoy the festivities at these weddings next year! :Peace The whole preparation for being in a wedding is quite a bit of work sometimes! 

 

Kinda glad you brought that up Nicole. Helped me calm my own ignored emotions about my friends' weddings. :o

 

So anybody here know of a good brand of washer that offers a traditional top loader but in a large size like 4.6+ cu ft? I'm getting frustrated. The ones I'm seeing that are non-HE don't come in the larger sizes. I HAVE to have a larger size than what we currently have. Bleh.

post #89 of 125
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My DH just read the letters "DH" and said, "What's that mean?" and I go, "Dear hubby," and he goes, "Oh, cuz in baseball that means Designated Hitter." I was like, "So then that makes our partners sound like wifebeaters." 


Whahahahahahaha .... That is funny! orngbiggrin.gif
post #90 of 125
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My DH is letting 4yo DD flip pancakes. She loves it.

Nice! You can tell S is my third, he mans the spatula all the time lately.

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Originally Posted by birdhappy85 View Post

My DH just read the letters "DH" and said, "What's that mean?" and I go, "Dear hubby," and he goes, "Oh, cuz in baseball that means Designated Hitter." I was like, "So then that makes our partners sound like wifebeaters." 

Lol, it's probably going to be easier for you if your DH isn't involved in the forum. Also, when I think of designated hitter, I think of something dirtier.
post #91 of 125
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Lol, it's probably going to be easier for you if your DH isn't involved in the forum. Also, when I think of designated hitter, I think of something dirtier.

Yeah that's pretty much where I went with that also...

We are having a crazy wind storm, so I don't consistently have power/Internet today. We had lunch and dinner plans canceled because of it.
post #92 of 125
S isn't wanting to nap today. This is not good. I'm anxious about the day she gives up her naps entirely. It may be fast approaching. AHH!

Edited by birdhappy85 - 11/2/13 at 12:15pm
post #93 of 125

O gave up her nap when she was 2.5 and I was 7 months pregnant. Bad timing, for sure. But it made bedtime a lot easier.

 

Taking a break from prepping for the party to eat some lunch. I just need to ice the cake and put away some dishes that are drying. I'll be glad when this party is over, honestly. I am panicking about packing. I have no clothes to wear for the week. I really only have two pairs of jeans that fit me and only one that I somewhat like, but even they are kinda baggy on me since I lost some weight. Ugh...

post #94 of 125
Joanie, it's 3:30 here and my guys just laid down.
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O gave up her nap when she was 2.5 and I was 7 months pregnant. Bad timing, for sure. But it made bedtime a lot easier.

Taking a break from prepping for the party to eat some lunch. I just need to ice the cake and put away some dishes that are drying. I'll be glad when this party is over, honestly. I am panicking about packing. I have no clothes to wear for the week. I really only have two pairs of jeans that fit me and only one that I somewhat like, but even they are kinda baggy on me since I lost some weight. Ugh...

I feel your pain! I just bought two pairs of pants yesterday, so I feel a lot better about it. Good luck packing.
post #95 of 125
Ok add me to the new forum! Used my first name/last initial as a username...
post #96 of 125

I think they are doing the message board equivalent to bedazzling it right now.

post #97 of 125
Thread Starter 

Well, just got back from the Dr... Avalon has an ear infection.  Awesome... just before dh leaves for his conference.  Isn't this the way it ALWAYS goes?


Edited by Jaimee - 11/2/13 at 2:35pm
post #98 of 125

Oh no, Jaimee! I'm sorry. :( You can't catch a break! For real. Poor kiddo.

post #99 of 125

I need to go check out the new forum..  I will in a bit.

 

We got good news today.  My ds's bio dad agree to simply sign over his parental rights.  I literally haven't talked to him since I was 5 months pregnant, so it was very hard for me to make contact and ask.  He sent me back a 1 lined email that said, "I will have this back to you as soon  as possible".  Phew, that's SUCH a load off!  Now the adoption should go super smoothly, we basically just need to get the form and have a judge approve it.  

 

George got his passport back super quick, so we bought his plane tickets for Brazil today.  He's going for 2 weeks in early Dec.  I hope he likes the place and the people!

 

C stopped napping at 2 and O stopped daily naps at 3.  O still takes a nap 1-2 days a week.  Once we got C's sleep issue figured out, she's been napping really well ever since.  When C stopped napping I made him have quiet time and I also do that now.  O gets to watch a show while C is napping so that I can sit by myself!

post #100 of 125

Did everyone already receive a link to the new forum? I didn't receive anything... did I miss it?

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