because i am obviously an excellent candidate for mother-of-the-year I drug myself out of bed AND showered before 7:30a.m.
why you ask?
well, again....because i'm campaigning for that coveted title....and well, today was declared field day at brooklyn's school. as if dragging myself out of bed and showering wasn't accomplishment enough i was actually motivated to do so in order to attend said event which as we all know is primarily made up of various obstacle courses and other rigorous physical activities. and we all know how much of a priority physical activity is for me! unless i'm stretching to reach for my cell phone or frantically digging for spare change in order to pay for my grande 3 raw sugar latte from starbucks...well, i just ain't doin' it! ( i should insert a disclaimer here that the above statement is not necessarily completely 100% true....these days i have taken up running in an effort to convince myself i can indeed get back the body i had when i was 25)
i seriously was looking forward to attending the field day activities. when i was a young naive and energetic little girl i loved field day. I've got a dozen or so blue ribbons to prove it ( or my mom does ) seriously, i did rock when it came to ridiculous little games like the egg relay, 3 legged relay, the long jump, 100 meter dash...etc. so this is what i'm expecting to witness.
uh, not so much.
i get up to the school (which by the way is such an ordeal w/ a newborn..they totally will not let me use the elevator so i have to carry that beast of an infant carrier all the way upstairs and then tote it around the entire school going from event to event....again, my dislike of physical activity shining brightly here)
so yes, i get to the school and we walk out to the event area....and there is an obstacle course and then....WHAT a moon-bounce??? a water-balloon-target-practice-game-whatever??? a pick-up-sea-shells-with-your-bare-feet-whatever???? a wring-the-water-out-of-a-sponge-whatever???
WHERE'S THE FLIPPIN' SACK RACE?
yea, apparently our field days have evolved.
and what's this?? NO RIBBONS????? NO COMPETITION??? EVERYONE'S A WINNER????
what kind of crap is that???
ahhh, yes....we live in this politically correct world where no one is allowed to actually be good at anything because if little johnny can't hang with the rest of the kids and rock the long jump well, then why should we recognize those who can??? *insert rolling eyes and exasperated mom here*
really, i'm stepping off the soap box before i go too far (which i've been known to do)
but before i do.....
can i get my ribbon???