It's Saturday...which means everyone is home all day. That in itself evokes a certain kind of challenge, now add to that, everything we would normally do is cancelled because of this white stuff all over the ground. No baseball, no basketball, no tennis or golf....wait, I was going somewhere negative with that, but typing it out I've changed my mind. This might not be a bad thing, except that we are still partly snowed in, and that is wearing a little thin. The one thing not cancelled this weekend is church! Thank you God that we can get out as a family tonight and go say "Hi" to Jesus at His house. It may seem, given the title of this blog, and the fact that we go to church on Saturday night that we are Catholic. Nope, good ole southern Baptists right here. Thankfully, we have found a church with Saturday night services which completely removes the full drama that comes with getting 5 people out the door, dressed in their "Sunday best" by 9 on a weekend morning! That is never pretty. The fact that I have started this blog, talking a lot about drinking wine, while being a faithful member of a southern Baptist church probably says a lot about me. One thing I know it says for sure....I'm honest! ;)
Hanging out at home with the fam can really be a lot of fun, and extremely entertaining. The boys have recently introduced me to this new sport, well it's new to me, called WWE Smackdown. It goes like this, two super huge guys get in a cage type thing and try to kill each other using all kinds of tactics. Kicking, punching, slapping, throwing to the ground, jumping on one another, it's all there....it appears to me that the only rule is to win at all costs. People pay money, get snacks like popcorn and cokes and sit outside the cage and cheer this on as if they were cheering for their favorite NBA team. Hmmmm, interesting..."and so this is entertainment"? I ask. All three boys are in agreement, this is VERY entertaining! Today something similar to a cage match broke out in the living room. All the elements were involved, kicking, punching, wrestling and a whole lot of yelling. So, I thought to myself, well here we go, full entertainment right here at the house! Come on Bud, lets pop some popcorn and attend the cage match! We don't even have to leave the house or buy a ticket! So I popped up a big bowl of microwave popcorn and poured a couple of sodas and we headed off to the living room for this new form of entertainment. I'm excited, can't wait to see this cage match thing, up close and personal. Of course, it's still going strong even with all the time it took me to make snacks. There's plenty of kicking and hitting and screaming going on and someone may even be about to cry, this is exciting. Bud and I settle down in our comfy seats, in the front row no less, and watch for all of 1 minute when the action comes to a close. All 3 boys stop and stand there staring at us?
"What are you doing" says the big one.
"Are you guys watching a movie or something" asks the little one. As if we could watch a movie around that kind of chaos. Seriously.
"Nope, we are here for the WWE Smackdown!" I say, so proud of myself and my new sports knowledge. "Why is the action stopping, is this half time or something?"
3 boys with blank stares...really blank...deer in the headlights blank. For once they are all three at a loss for words. Strangely, they have stopped fighting too, and the reason for the cage match has escaped them completely.
The middle one throws out in a very cavalier statement as if nothing violent and out of the ordinary has just taken place, "well, you're already here and have popcorn so let's all watch a movie together." Good idea.
Score one for the parents! ;)
Today's wine is Red Truck. It just says red wine on it, I think that means it's a table wine. I never sit at the table for more than 3 minutes at a time so I'm going to rename it...walking wine. ;)
Please note..I am not a sommelier, in truth I know nothing about wine except that I like it. I don't care if it costs $10 or $100, I choose based on the cuteness of the label only. That's not entirely true, and earlier I did state that I was nothing if not honest...so the truth is, I really don't want to spend $100 on something to drink, I'd rather have a great pair of shoes or a new purse that I can enjoy for more than one wine hour. ;) So, my wine choices will be based on cuteness of label, and a reasonable price...enjoy!
The W(h)ine Hour..
Every household has one…the whine hour. It’s those bewitching hours between approximately 5 and 8pm in the evening when the kids go crazy and moms across the world lose their minds completely. It doesn’t matter if you have babies, toddlers, kids, tweens, or teens; those hours of dinner/homework/bath time/ bedtime can just about do a momma in. What is a girl to do? It’s simple and brilliant actually, just slip in a little wine of your own! Now, I’m not suggesting anyone down a bottle of whiskey everyday between the hours of 5 and 8, in fact if you do that you will have a few whine hours of your own the next morning. Basically, a little wine during the whine hours will keep you out of the padded cell at the local cookoo house where people will walk by and peek in your little window and say things like “aww, poor mom has lost her marbles” and “hmmm, now that’s a crazy one right there, sits in there all day and hits herself over the head with a Barbie and a hotwheel”. Don’t smirk, it can happen.
So, enjoy the tales of my whine hour, and how I survive each and everyone of one of them with a sense of humor and a good bottle of wine! After all, the whine hour comes around every single day, a girl has to be prepared!