Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Mommy Diaries

It is the eternal debate as a mom; do I sign my kids up for sports or let then relax and take it easy, and simplify my life? There are pros and cons to both sides of the debate, but for me, I knew I had done right by signing Masty G up for basketball when I went in his room to put away clothes and saw this set out on his dresser (set out on Tuesday- game day is Saturday)

I thought it was so incredibly cute of him to set everything out all nice and neat like, especially the shoes which were a new purchase for the sport. He loves it. He smiles and nods at his adoring fan (me) as he runs his little body up and down the court. I wish I could do the wave for him.

Why didn't anyone warn me of the dress code? This is not like Soccer where parents show up in sweats and flip flops. These moms are DECKED out in there MEK jeans and D&G handbags.....I feel the need to dress equal to a dinner date with my hubby. Ugh. Saturdays are for scrounginess, people!!!!

One pleasant surprise was running in to my bloggy/real life friend Marie. Her little boy and mine apparently share not only their names (yes...first and middle, same names....long story), but their passion for all things basketball.
I declared "This is a bloggy moment if ever I saw one!" as I whipped out my camera phone on our way to the car.

If we look relaxed and at ease (in spite of the cold) that is because our boys are tossing a basketball around, rather than another boy. We discussed the horrors of wrestling (my middle child favors this sport) with its singlets and face-sitting-on techniques. We applauded our son's baskets with promises of cash. (My idea).

Lastly- one quick reminder of why I love snowy/wintry days. Hats and braids.



ahhhhh. You would never know what my hair really looks like or if I am on day two or three of that straightening. I love snow beanies. Too bad I snag them at Wal-mart off the 88 cent rack, instead of the mall. Remind me to get a nice one before the next basketball game.

21 comments:

Marie said...

OK, I OFFICIALLY *hate* that picture!(it screams, NO MORE CARBS for you,Marie)
But..It was indeed, a bloggy-moment!
And I am so happy we were watching basketball and NOT wrestling! LOL
Marie

Kristina P. said...

You both look amazing and I sort of hate you right now.

Erin said...

88 cent beanies are totally worth it!

Jessica said...

You are rocking that beanie and braids. I think I need to check out the 88 sent bin. My hair is actually long enough to braid now!

Me said...

I can't wait for my boys to reach this point in their lives.

P.S. You are totally rockin' it in that beanie! You go girl!

The Boob Nazi said...

I rock out with scrubby clothes on Saturdays too. Nothing wrong with that!

Dione said...

Please tell me that picture was taken at the second game because if that is your scrubby look...

Okay, soon I want you to post about how you straighten your hair 'cause I know your hair. I think I have that hair (it's gotten curlier with every pregnancy [7]) I hate straightening my hair. What is your secret that compels you to straighten on a scrubby Saturday?

Please include before and after pictures, step by step instructions with images, any and all hair care products including all appliances used.

Much appreciated. Take your time - I'll be waiting.

Mina said...

Is that your dressed up look above? Cause it would be mine. You look great. Hope it's a fun season.

ramsam said...

Yes- this is my look with some effort.

The previous week I wore a Cabelas ball cap with my hair in a scrunched up blob.
Old jeans, and a long sleeved tee with a hoodie.

Week 2: sweater and new jeans, hair done. (hubbie had to take our child to team photos alone because I was not ready yet.)

Jillene said...

So I was looking at picture #1 and as I zoomed in close I saw the necklace. WHOO HOO!! I am glad that you like it!!

Jo said...

Awww that is sooo cute that he likes it so much! Makes you feel good as a mom! LOVE the b&w pic of you, it is a really good one.

Jessica G. said...

I'm all for team sports but wrestling is asking a lot...

And for a relaxed Saturday, you look great!

the letter Bee said...

You are the cutest cutie EVER! Love the pictures!

Calvin said...

sweet pic of the basketball gear, love it

FitToSeeJane said...

Your picture is SO cute. I wish I could look that good in braids and a beanie. Now that I don't have bangs I may have to try it.
One thing I love about 3 daughters and Ballet- no saturday morning sports!

Wendyburd1 said...

That is so cool that you guys ran into eachother!!

Afton said...

I wish I could pull off the braid look as beautifully as you!! Maybe I need the beanie?? I'll try that...

So said...

How cute is that that he laied that all out? I love it. And you look fab in a beanie.

Lisa said...

Who cares where you got your beanie? Since you can pull it off... why pay more right?

You could still go to your sons basketball game in sweats... juicy couture sweats! JK. Go in your sweats, beanie, and braids. You will still look just as cute as any of those other mothers!

Wendyburd1 said...

Ramona, was it you that made your blog into a book, the years worth or something? Because I will want to do that as this is the closest thing to a journal I have ever had. ??

Miss Tiff said...

Ramona, you look so gorgeous in that picture. Oh and I love that Masty G set up his outfit several days in advance. Do you think he'll have a game while I will be down there?