I think I'm going to be fired from volunteer work.
Some of you know that I volunteer to do scouts with my son Kirby (age 9)
I'm supposed to be a leader, but the leader part kind of slipped past me.
It was supposed to be my first day with the scouts for this school year.
I was supposed to meet them after school and walk them to my house for our first meeting.
But, I yeah... fell asleep right before I was supposed to meet them.
And the boys gave up on me and walked to my house without me and came in and woke me up!
(After they had played video games for an hour).
I was so horrified.
It was a good thing that I had a girls night out planned that evening.
I went out to see Mama Mia with some of my girl friends.
It was great (despite Pierce Brosnan singing) .
And we were singing and dancing...
No really! We got up in front of the movie screen and danced and didn't care at all what anyone thought of us (there was a lot of us, so you know, it wasn't like I was up there alone)
and I came home after the show and M was on the computer as usual immersed in something boring and I said
"M- You never want to do anything fun. It's so boring all the time! It's just task after task after boring routine task."
M: "So what... You're saying that YOU'RE super fun?"
Jen: "No. I'm boring too." Sigh."Why are we so borring? We need to do fun things. We just have to think differently. We can still be responsible and fun. Somehow. I think. Maybe."
M: "Ummm. You are the one who tried to veto my motorcycle. You are also the person who refuses to ride roller coasters or bungee jump or cliff dive."
Jen: "Ya. So. That stuff isn't creative. Everyone does that stuff. Well, not everyone, but a lot of people. So those things are boring too. I want to do something different."
M: "I'm not sure what you are referring to, but it is true that with kids and a loaded schedule it's hard to be spontaneous and fun."
Jen: (thinking there must be a way)
So I turned to Amazon and found the following
Meanwhile, I will play the new Cold Play really loud over and over and sing when my kid's friends are over. That should prove exciting.
Any other suggestions?