Friday, February 5, 2016

My Daughter, The Cheerleader

When I was pregnant with Natalie, I hoped she would never want to be a peppy cheerleader. No offense to those who are, but I can't deal with anyone peppy first thing in the morning. I've come across overly excited people before eleven, and I just don't comprehend.


The Youth Center was offering cheerleading lessons for kids 4-12, and Natalie asked if she could do them. I said yes, because she was so excited about it. (The Youth Center, by the way, is this awesome place on military bases. It offers childcare, opportunities for sports, and kids 10 and over can hang out with friends playing pool, ping pong, video games, etc..)

Natalie seemed to catch onto the cheers quickly. I'd be completely lost. I'd turn right when we were meant to turn left. I'd trip over my feet. But Natalie? She didn't fall over. Well. I lie. She did once, because she is mine.

Her first game was last weekend.

"Make sure you give me a high ponytail. Cheerleaders have high ponytails," she told me matter-of-factly.

I tried my best, but I couldn't figure out a high ponytail. It was sort of a middle of the head ponytail.

"This doesn't seem right," Natalie said glumly.

I think she was still miffed about it, because as we walked to the Youth Center, she went way ahead of me. I offended her. See that pink speck with the poms? That's her.

She seemed to have fun at the game. They cheered for 7 and 8 year olds playing basketball. (There's her low ponytail on display.)

Here's part of a cheer. She's the one at the end doing a leg kick that would cause me to be incapacitated for a week.

A video posted by Amber (@whisperingwriter) on

Her next game is tomorrow.

Maybe I'll figure out how to do a proper high ponytail.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Things That Annoy Me Thursday: Husband Not Getting Excited Over New Gilmore Girls Episodes

It has been hinted that episodes of Gilmore Girls might be returning to Netflix. But nothing was confirmed.

Until Lauren Graham, who played Lorelei, shared this on her Twitter account:

I shrieked with happiness, causing my cat Max to glare at me, because he was on his 32897th nap of the day and I dared to wake him.

But I couldn't help it. Gilmore Girls is one of my favorite shows. I even did a blog post on why it's my favorite show. I wanted my husband to cheer with me, but when I told him he was like:

Then he continued with, "Isn't that the one with the annoying "la-la-la" music?"

I was offended:

"That's classic!" I hissed. "It makes the show!"

"It makes the show annoying as all shit."

"But you do laugh when it's on," I reminded him.

"Until the 'la-la-las' come on. I also wonder when the girls will stop talking."

"Oy with the poodles already!" I snapped at my husband. "Ruby!" I yelled when I noticed my other cat walk in the room. She flinched. "Ruby, you're excited that Gilmore Girls is returning, right?" I scooped her up, but then she bit me.

I knew Tommy wouldn't care--he's a male teenager and if it doesn't have boobs, isn't food, or isn't on his PS4 or WiiU, he's not interested.

So then I found my daughter and I told her and she was like:

Yay! Proper excitement!

Will you be watching the new Gilmore Girls episodes?

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Hey, It's Okay Tuesday!

I got this idea from Glamour magazine. They have a section called Hey, It’s Okay and will list a bunch of things to be okay about. You're welcome to join in and do something like this on your blog. Doesn't have to be on a Tuesday either. Just make sure you link up and that the post you link up is a Hey, It's Okay Post. Grab the button if you'd like!

--To be thrilled that there will be new episodes of Gilmore Girls.

--To be curious on the results in Iowa. As I write this, they aren't out. So I'll either be like, "WHAT?" or, "YAY!" as you read this post.

--To need to get some Girl Scout Cookies.

--To be going on a date with Tom on Friday. Kid free! So it's an actual date. It'll be our early Valentine's Day meal. Less crowds, so it's a plus.

--To have a review for an affordable wrap for your baby here.

--To not even know when the Super Bowl is. This weekend, I think?

--To have found the new Cinnamon Bun Oreos. They have a nice sweet flavor. I found mine at Target.

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