Friday, February 4, 2011

Top 5 Things We Learned This Week

5. Veronica Roth can write. We'll have a full review of DIVERGENT once the release date is closer, but WOW. I'm only halfway through and I can already tell you that this is one of the books everyone is going to be talking about in 2011.

4. Pink hair FTW. What started out as a joke to make Laura laugh has turned into a may-jah fashion statement taking Twitter by storm. Pink is the new blonde. Or something like that.

3. Dear Lisa Three Days ago, 
There are things less fun than spending a snow day trapped inside the house with three children under the age of five. Try spending the entire day trapped in the emergency room with one angry five year old with a huge gash in his head that requires 8 stitches and a sick 3-month-old who pooped through his only outfit. Yeah. That ice storm is lookin' pretty good right about now, isn't it?
XOXO,
Future Lisa

2. Sometimes it's ok to lie. For example, let's just say you have a newborn baby who is refusing to take a bottle. And you've got this spa weekend planned with your mom and your sisters and there's no way that you're missing it or taking the baby with you. So your husband is going to be stuck at home with three kids, one of whom is a hungry, breast fed, 4-month-old who has recently started acting like he's Damon Salvatore and you're trying to feed him vervain whenever you break out a bottle. It's totally ok to not mention this tiny fact to your husband and then when he inevitably calls you and says the baby refuses to eat and is screaming, you can just pretend like he's doing it wrong.

1. No matter how bad your week sucks, the promise of the spa makes EVERYTHING ok. Stuck in the emergency room for 8 hours? No biggie. Car battery dies? Whatever. Basement floods? Oh well. Baby is sick as a dog? He'll live. All this (and more!) just rolled off my back this week because we're celebrating Laura's 30th birthday at the spa this weekend! Can't. Wait.

Hope you guys have a fabulous weekend!

28 comments:

Matthew Rush said...

I saw that on twitter, not that I ever get on there. I know, I'm lame. It's awesome though, you guys look even cuter than before.

2) Women are evil, but hubs did help make the babies, so he's gotta be ready for whateva!

C) Happy Birthday Laura!

Jill Hathaway said...

Oh, Lisa! Poor kiddos. What a week!

Have fun at the spa!

And I'm glad to hear pink hair is the new thing! Vee will be happy!

Laura Pauling said...

Yeah, ice storms aren't any fun. At. All. Hope you didn't lose power! LIke the pink.

Misha said...

Great lessons. Every one of them.

Enjoy the spa.

:-)

Kelly Lyman said...

HA! LOL!! YOu have no idea how happy reading number 2 makes me!!! Again, since we both have sons the same age, I love reading that I'm not alone! I don't know about you, but I'm already tired of nursing the 3rd baby...I just can't keep up with the other 2 running around and all up in my grill when I'm trying to do it!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

#2 happened to me with my second born. Only I told my husband I was getting a haircut, but I was actually getting a haircut AND coloring. Hey, how was I supposed to know my son would refuse the bottle.

With baby #3, I didn't even bother with the bottle. I just carted her everywhere--including for a massage. Too bad she had a major poop and I forgot to bring extra clothing!!!!

Love the new pink hair. :D

Shana Silver said...

Ugh, sorry about the emergency room. :( But I'm glad you're kids are okay.

Laura, happy 30th birthday. I'm turning 30 in two months and I'm already stressing about it. A spa day sounds wonderful though!

I'm actually doing a spa day with my sister this weekend as well, how strange! (In our case, it's part of her bachelorette party but the spa portion of it is just me and her since she did the same for mine.)

Laura Marcella said...

I hadn't seen that on twitter! You girls look totally rad! (Yes, saying radical should be brought back in vogue.)

Happy Birthday, Laura!!! Have a wonderful weekend with your mom and sisters!

Jen Daiker said...

Wow there is so much awesome here I don't even know where to begin!

Of course pink is the new blonde!!!!

Babies/kids/children you have officially terrified me. I already thought being trapped in the house due to an ice storm was bad with my cats, mix in kids, I'd die!!

Happy Birthday Laura!

Sarah Enni said...

Pink Hair 4EVA! Have fun at the spa ladies!!

Nisa said...

Oh man! That's a lot to let roll off you, but the spa will be fabulous! Enjoy!!

Nicole Zoltack said...

LMAO on #2. Damon Salvatore... vervain in a bottle... Can't breathe from laughter!

Sara B. Larson said...

Holy moly, what a week! I'd be jealous of your weekend at the spa, but you deserve it. Enjoy being pampered... and I suggest you just turn your phone off. If it's an emergency, they'll page you. ;)

Stasia said...

Oh, and plus you're ONLY THIRTY and about to see your first book in print. I'm 43 and have been dying my hair so long I have completely forgotten its real color. Maybe it was pink...? And, agreed: SPA CURES ALL THAT AILS YOU!

Marsha Sigman said...

LOL. The Pink hair IS awesome.

Your week has obviously sucked on a major level.

I totally back you on the hubby vs. kids issue. Well played...well played.

Happy Birthday, Laura!!!!

Lisa Potts said...

Hey, I've done 2 and 3 before! Were the stitches in the forehead? Did they put him in a papoose (read full body straight jacket) while they stitched him?

Damn, I need a spa day, but I don't think I could pull off the pink hair.

Have fun!

Corey Schwartz said...

Oh, funniest "things we learned this week" ever!!!

lbdiamond said...

Can't wait to read DIVERGENT!!!

Pink hair is AWESOME! :D

Elana Johnson said...

Have a great weekend at the spa! I'm so jealous.

Christa said...

Happy Birthday!!! Bring wine...I hear some of the spas don't carry them because you know, it is supposed to be some sort of "health" thing.

Gail said...

Happy Birthday Laura!!!
Sorry to laugh at your week, Lisa, but that was so hysterical...from the outside looking in.
Enjoy turning 30 and 40, because before you know it, you're turning past 50!!!

Simon C. Larter said...

On behalf of husbands and fathers everywhere, I shall now shun you until Monday.

*shuns*

(I'm sure you'll console yourself with the spa weekend, though, so it's more a symbolic gesture than anything else....)

Lisa and Laura said...

Thanks for the birthday wishes, everyone :) You guys are awesome.

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

I did that to my mom when my oldest was 3 months old. Hubs and I went away for the weekend, and the baby had never had a bottle. Ever. I figured what's the worst that can happen in two days? She doesn't eat?

Turns out there's worse. You can forget to take the breast pump with you. That's worse. Ouch.

Hope the kiddos are okay. Emergency room visits are awful and scary, especially when you have a sick, poopy-covered baby to deal with too. I'd say you've more than earned a spa getaway. Just don't forget the breast pump ;)

Happy birthday, Laura!!!

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

P.S. I LOVE the pink hair. I need to get me some of that.

Jemi Fraser said...

Sounds like the spa will be a much needed relaxing weekend for you - enjoy!!!

Rebecca T. said...

Happy Birthday! Also, I think I need a spa weekend. Hmmm...

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Happy Birthday, Laura!