Saturday, August 16, 2008

My Final Last Hurrah?

I've said it a thousand times.....this is my last hurrah before the diet. I will consider the rest of the weekend my chance to get all my favs out of the way before Monday comes. I hate Mondays!

Tonight we went out to dinner with our friends Karen and Jim. I've known Karen for about 13 years and her husband and I are both animal loving, ex 80's metal heads, so it's usually a good time when we hang out. We went to an Italian restaurant called Raul's where I preceded to pig out. I helped myself to SEVERAL pieces of bread, ordered Dr. Pepper (no diet), had a half a plate of lasagna and then...ordered Creme' Brule...but wait, then I order a Cannoli to go...I couldn't decide between the 2 and I have to have my comfort :-)

On a side note, I have to tell y'all about one of my pet peeves and an example from tonight. I HATE ill-behaved children and the parents that let them act that way. I have no patience for brats. As we tried to get to our table a child was running around his table blocking the pathway....annoying. But the most unbelievable part is when the waitress was taking our order, the kid (about6 years old) walked up to her and shoved his cup in her face for a re-fill!!!! His parents did NOTHING!!!! We were took everything to not get up, drag that kid outside and teach him some manners. In addition to this incident, we went to a movie last night and a couple thought it would be best to annoy everyone paying money to see a movie by bringing their 1 year old!!!! Come on people!!! That's just RUDE!!! That freakin kid cried for half the movie till the jackass parent finally got up and stood by the door where the cries just echoed through the hallway! I was pissed!! Parents....leave your kid at home when you go to a movie unless it is a children's movie.

Since I am on a rant...let me continue with 'Things I will not do when I have kids'

1. I will not let my kids call adults by their first name. There will always be a Mr./Mrs./Ms. before the first or last name. To this day I still have trouble calling friends of my parents by just their name.

2. I will never let my kid walk around a store barefoot...I see it everyday.

3. I will not buy my kids a toy because they are crying for it. I will not get them a treat to stop them from being a brat. I see this everyday...rewarding bad behavior.

4. I will not take my child to an adult party...nobody wants to watch what they say or do while they are having a good time.

5. And...I will not take my kid to the movies unless it is rated G!!!!!!!

Now....some may say this could come back to haunt me.....I doubt it.

Okay....whew....I'm done.
Karen and I

Joe, me, Karen and Jim

Joe and I


Blogger Adriane said...

Your last hurrah dinner sounded fabulous! I am starting back on WW next week. I plan on having an entire week of last hurrahs! :-)

Love the list of what you won't allow your kids to do. I still can't call my friends parents by their first names, either!

August 16, 2008 at 9:34 AM  
Blogger Jill said...

Oh my~ don't get me started on this subject. I totally agree with the BAD kids thing. This generation of kids is SOOOO spoiled. Okay... not all of them but most. :) After being in a China orphanage for 7 days a few years ago, I'll never look at American kids the same, especially the kids growing up right now.

When I was a kid, having fast food or candy or a little toy was a HUGE treat, not a right. If I cried about it, I got my butt popped! So guess what, I stopped crying about it b/c I knew there would be punishment.

I always say the good thing about getting married last and having kids last (even though I'm not completely excited about it), I've learned from my friends what NOT to do! You'll be a good parent!

August 16, 2008 at 12:56 PM  
Blogger Baby and Me said...

I agree with all your things kids shouldnt do expect the Mrs/miss/mr thing, but that is just because on the west coast we dont do that. But the bare foot in the stores is just gross! Good luck on your diet!

August 17, 2008 at 10:15 PM  
Blogger Maria said...

OMG, I'm so hungry now. I want everything you had, plus seconds!! I am a fiend for both cannolies and creme brulee.

Wow, we really think a like when it comes to raising children. I too hate everything you listed. It drives me Insane!!

August 18, 2008 at 1:40 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Girl, I am so with you on your list!! Danny and I have a list of things we won't let our kids do, too. My sister rolls her eyes and says "just wait" or "we'll see".

I'm sick of kids feeling entitled to anything and everything. My child will say "thank you" and not just grab and go.

Anyway, glad you enjoyed the weekend with some good eats. I'll be thinking of you this week and hoping all goes well. I'm in Washington, DC until Friday evening.

August 18, 2008 at 4:45 PM  
Blogger Tania23 said...

Haha as a former servier of 10 plus years, parents with misbehaved children are the WORST!!! You have no idea how many times I would have to tell parents to please "parent" their children for their child's safety. You ever wonder why we have so many assholes on this planet? It's sad really. I don't think stupid people should be allowed to breed. :p

August 30, 2008 at 2:50 PM  

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