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, March 20, 2011

Sunday, March 20th...For your inflight entertainment.....

Yesterday was a long day.  Very looong!  It is a long long way from the mountains to our house. Did I say the word long enough times there?  Get the picture?  The day started off with one harfing and two fighting..awesome. ;)  It didn't take long for everyone to get into some sort of movie or sleep mode and all was peaceful for awhile.  Then the middle knocked a tooth out with a shocker, which is some sort of hard candy, and had a little fountain of blood in the back seat.  Having a tooth come out is always exciting, but when it is accompanied with even the smallest amount of blood serious drama ensues.  People were yelling, kleenex's were flying and a pillow case was ruined.  Luckily we were able to save the tooth so the tooth fairy could make a visit last night.  Cuz, that's exactly what the tooth fairy wanted to do after 12 hours in the car, 3 loads of laundry and a total car clean out. ;)

About half way thru the trip, which is somewhere around nowhere Kansas the little one popped his ear buds in and was jammin to some tunes.  Apparently, he set his ipod to replay Bruno Mars song Grenade over and over again.   While he was listening to music blaring in his ears, he was also playing some sort of game on the big one's ipad.  At some point he must have forgotten that the rest of us were in the car because he started singing along, very loudly.  He was busting out, "I'll take a grenade for ya, throw my hand on a blade for ya, step in front of a train for ya, you know I'd do anything for ya. Nah na na na Nahh na for ya."  At first we all thought it was hilarious.  He had no idea we were listening, the big one took video and we all had a good laugh.  After about the 10th time, it was becoming a little less funny.   But there he sat, playing his game and singing his song, "Easy come, easy go na na na na  take take take na na na."  He did it for 5 hours. Not. Even. Kidding.  Five total hours the kid sang the same song out loud over and over and over. It's a pretty good song, but seriously little guy, could we maybe sing another one?   I know now every word to Grenade, so does the rest of the family. ;)  I am certain that every car we passed (which was many because there is a direct ratio between the amount of racket in the car and the speed at which the car is traveling) was cracking up looking in our windows.  All 5 of us had on some sort of headphone, one is getting his groove on and four are staring straight ahead with a glazed look in their eyes trying to keep from strangling the one. ;)

So spring break is officially over.  Tomorrow the kids will go to school, the hubby to work and the mom to the laundry room.  I'll be in there for awhile. ;)  We had a great trip, minus the broken big kid, a bloody tooth and the fact that four of us have bleeding from the ears after 5 hours of taking a grenade for ya. ;)  We got to ski with Donkey, his lovely wife and budders...always a treat!  We got 7000 bouncy balls, a ride on a snow mobile, a dip in the pool surrounded by snow and made some new friends from Canada.  We skied a total of about 50,000 vertical feet, 1,000 of those feet were mine. ;)  The middle kid absolutely shredded the gnar, the little one mastered his skis and the big one and I got some real quality time together both on and off the mountain.  As will all family trips, I now need a vacation to recover from my vacation! ;)

The wine of the day is Bobby Adams The Family, it is a pinot gris.  It's the perfect kind of day to sit outside and enjoy a light white wine and celebrate the first day of spring.  If you are looking for some real entertainment throw some headphones on the children, crank up the music and listen to them sing away!  Be careful though, if you listen for too long you might need more than one bottle of wine. ;)

Happy Sunday!

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