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!


Sunday, February 20, 2011

Sunday, February 20th.....It's a Slam Dunk, Baaaby!

What a beautiful weekend this has been, weather in the mid-60's, lots of outside play time and no basketball games! Well, at least no basketball for anyone at this house. ;)  It's the all star break for the NBA, and that means lots of fun basketball to watch!  Last night they had the three point contest, skills challenge and the ultimate..the slam dunk contest!  We had to use the dvr for this one.  The hubby and I had a fancy dinner to attend, so the boys got to go with their Aunt to see Beauty and the Beast on stage.  There was the usual grumbling before hand about what I call the GSP (get some culture), "it's gonna be boring", it's too girlie", "there will be guys in tights" blah blah blah.  Different story this morning, they all three loved it!  I mean what's not to love, right?  Cool sets, great singing and a beauty!  The big one kept sending me pictures via text of little girls that were attending the play in their Belle dresses, he thought that was so cute.  "Aren't they cute mom, we need a little sister to dress up like that for this stuff."  Ummmm, NO we don't!  You can borrow a little sister from a friend, that ain't happenin here. ;)

This morning, we all gathered around our tv in our jammies and snuggled in to watch the slam dunk contest from last night.  The boys were so excited they could hardly stand it!  Blake Griffin is in it!  He is from our town and went to a small private school that the boys also attended for a couple of years, so of course, that means they know him. ;)  Also in the contest is Serge Ibaka.  Serge plays for the Thunder, our hometown heros, and dad and the boys go to lots of games.  So, they know two players in the contest. ;) Its funny to me how in tune they are with the players and always talk as if they're all great buddies.  You can't remember to brush your teeth, but you can tell me stats on 25 different players from the past 2 years?  The inner workings of the boy mind...I'll never understand it. ;)   The dunks are pretty amazing, two balls at once, three balls at once, from the free throw line, jumping over cars; Serge even grabs a rumble from the goal with his teeth while dunking!  I have to admit, it's all pretty impressive.  As soon as the contest is over and our good friend Blake has won (ha), the boys disappear.  It's not 5 minutes and I hear them running outside in a brainstorming session on how many different ways to dunk.  Some of the ideas are pretty creative...from a skateboard, off the roof, using the bike ramp, and off a ladder were some of my favorites.  Then I hear, "guys guys, this is IT, this is the one!  We'll set up the bike ramp in front of the goal, I'll ride the little dirt bike, you can get on my shoulders and when I drive up off the ramp you can dunk!"  Whoa nellie...hold on just a minute here boys, did I just hear all that right?  Noooo Waaaaay!   "We'll wear helmets! And knee pads!  And elbow pads!  And wrist guards!"  Nope, no way, still no, not a chance.  I do not feel like going to the ER today.  They finally settled on the dirt bike parked at the end of the bike ramp in front of the goal.  The idea is to run up the ramp, launch off the seat of the dirt bike and fly thru the air....slam dunk!   Here are some pics of how that turned out.  Pretty great actually! :)  And, no trips to the ER!  Banner day!

Favorite thing I heard today....after picking the middle up from a long birthday party the big one says. "man, we missed you middle!  It's boring around the house without the middle here."  Awww, that's so sweet.  That was quickly followed up with, "can't wait til we get back home so I can pummel you in a basketball game!"  And there you have it in a nutshell.  Life in this crazy house summed right up! ;)

The wine of the day is Home Grown, it's a blend of several reds all in one!  And, no it wasn't grown at this home. ;)  It's in honor of our home boys in the all star weekend.  You know, our "friends" Blake and Serge and Kevin. ;)  Enjoy the wine and enjoy the game!

Happy Sunday!

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