Time Flies, Unless You're Watching Dora

Why is it that sometimes, sixty seconds can seem to last for-e-ver - and other times, the minutes pass in the blink of an eye?

You know how it is. Waiting for a kid to finish a sentence - especially when he's stalling at bedtime - can take eons: "Um, Mommy? Um. I need to, uh, tell you something important." (Pause, pause some more while he comes up with something, fidget. Add bonus time if you need to pee.) Sitting through two 30-minute episodes of Dora, or Lazy Town, or any other irritating kids' show? Torturous. Waiting in any boring office - the doctor, the dentist, the DMV - the clock practically stands still (especially when you're trying to keep kids from running amok in the meantime).

But when you're with your friends, like I was this past weekend? Time hurtles by faster than a four-year-old hopped up on cotton candy and caffeine. (And that's fast, y'all.) Betsy and Jenna were here all day Friday, Saturday, and half of Sunday ... but I swear, I've changed diapers that took longer. We ate at a restaurant with no kids' menu, played a board game that wasn't Candyland, and talked about things that weren't child-related. Important things like, "Would you rather do Borat or David Hasselhoff?" and "OMG, Cher's daughter is a man now!" There were chocolate chip cookies. And apple pies (yes, pies plural). And pizza. I stayed up into the wee hours every night and woke up at the crack of dawn every morning, but was it worth it? Oh yes.

And then I blinked, and my girl-weekend was over like Jon Gosselin's popularity. And now it's back to Momday - I mean, Monday - and I'm once again elbow-deep in poopy diapers, dirty laundry, Play-Doh crumbs, and conflict negotiation.

But it was fun while it lasted. :)



  1. At least you're not elbow deep in a cows ass.

    I mean, that's really the only bright side I could find.

    Sorry about all that, ol' top.

  2. That sounds like a wonderful weekend!

  3. So true. All fun things seem to go so fast.

  4. I've heard it called the Theory of Relativity. Time is relative to enjoyment level of activity.
    Boy do I know the waiting to words part. My wife is that way. She'll start to say something, which gets my attention and then I hang on and on and on. And I can't even help her, because I have no idea what she might come out with. If she finishes it, then, ten minutes later she'll say something else. Makes it hard for me to do anything, but I'm not going to shut her up, because I'm hoping it's good for her to talk.
    And life goes on for us all.
    Glad you had a good week end. I'm sure you deserved it.

  5. I'm so jealous! Glad you had fun and I'm trying to live vicariously through your experience.

  6. That sounds like so much fun. I need a weekend like that.

  7. As always, I love how you put things.

  8. Isn't that the way of it!

    I'm glad you had a fabulous weekend.

  9. Life is always that way it seems! Get ready for this weekend (YAY) you get to see friends again!

  10. Isn't it great how the weekend moves so darn slow and the weekends just go by way too fast?!?!


  11. You've earned a good "girlfriend weekend!" Glad you all had fun. And I can't wait to see you guys this weekend!

  12. I'm just glad you got some time to be Rita instead of mom! It's so important to do that and it keeps you sharp so you can keep us entertained, riiight? And Jon was NEVER, not for one bloody minute, popular with me. He is NOT an Alpha Male. Wuss: always was, always will be until he takes accountability. Don't get me started.... sorry... lost it there for a minute! Tell us about your weekend in nice long blogs - that will help drag it out a wee bit more by reliving it!

  13. Well at least you got a few seconds of girl time.

    PS LazyTown is the creepiest kids show evah.

  14. Sounds like an excellent weekend! I need one of those!

  15. I know that feeling well - especially how long it takes to get a sentence out of a kid sometimes! The repetition drives me crazy!

    And sounds like you had a great weekend! Shame it flew so quickly.


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