It's safe to say I'm reaching mental insanity, totally sinking to my children's level due to sleep deprivation. Tonight I plan on setting my alarm and waking whomever is asleep to ask for a tissue or if they know where my socks are, just because.
On yesterday's post, Jennifer mentioned that perhaps I was just being too nice to my waking children. There is rarely a chance of that Jennifer...though the approval seeker in me adores that image. A too generous Mom? Dare to dream. You are now my favorite reader though for thinking I could be that kind.
Unfortunately, despite the seemingly basic cruelty of some of my kids' awakenings, 90% of them are because they are actually not feeling well. They are having trouble doing little things like, oh say, breathing. I feel like I need to help them do that or this blog might turn in to something really depressing and I'll have to stop bitching about the big issues of getting enough sleep and the fights my kids are having.
Another little problem? A few nights ago, Aiden came in because his pillow was wet, which sounds really annoying, until I turned on the light in his room and there was so much blood all over his pillow and bed that it looked like there had been a stabbing. I feel like it's probably OK to wake me up for a stabbing, or anything creating that much blood. (Just a nosebleed folks, no stabbings yet.)
It'd be oh so much easier if they really did just suck.
I guess they probably aren't conspiring against me. Well at least not for the night wakings, but being ill doesn't explain their carefully orchestrated disputes of insanity over things like the conjugation of the verb "do," how to properly sing the months of the year song, and whether Monopoly is pronounced Bonopoly (Cole) or Momopoly (Aiden.)
Sometimes I just want to scream, "You are both WRONG and probably mentally challenged for even engaging in this argument. Shut your mouths so that no one else hears this insanity!"
But I don't, because like Jennifer says, I'm too nice.
Wait, did my first sentence make you think there is good news? Well, in fact there is.
You see, I have this friend named Amity. She's pretty awesome. She's supportive, intelligent, creative, and funny. You can read more about her here.
What's important for you to know now though is that she makes earrings. She makes cool earrings. Not earrings that you might have made at summer camp or in an after school enrichment course in bead design, but earrings you want to wear because it makes you a better person, because you look better.
Now, as much as I think you all should just be excited that Amity exists somewhere in the world making pretty earrings that I get to wear, this actually does apply to your life. This could change your life.
Two people are going to WIN a pair of her earrings. You can see her Etsy store here (be sure to look at the bird ones, because I LOVE them,) but here are the two you could win. They are gorgeous, check it out.
|Silver, similar to what I wear all the time, for those of you stalking me. I know you're out there.|
I know, some of you might be thinking, "Change my life Leslie? Come on, they are just earrings."
Well, you have small minded, horrible thoughts.
You see, when you put on a pair of her beautiful, leather earrings if makes you feel prettier. Feeling pretty makes you feel good. When you feel good you are nicer and probably a better Mom and a better wife. When you are a better Mom and wife, your kids and husband are happier and so they go out in to the world and spread good. It's really a pay it forward, bring world peace about faster though accessories sort of thing. It can happen people, I've seen it.
How can you not want to change the world like that? Don't you care about the world? What about all the little children? What about the old people? Don't you like old people? Don't be ageist, it's horrible, and only you have the power to change it. Remember Michael Jackson? Remember Man in the Mirror? Remember The Time? He loved old people.
I know, you might feel confused now, but don't be scared. Here's what you need to do to get those earrings and make world peace AND ageism disappear.
- Leave a comment on this post stating one good thing about either leather or the elderly...or you can just say you like the earrings, but that just feels a little selfish now, right? One entry.
- Tweet about this giveaway and leave a comment telling me you did, because I'm not getting any sleep, I don't have time to track twitter for all your tweets and other bird related things. One entry.
- Post about this giveaway to your Facebook page, and then leave me a comment telling me you did, because I'm not in all of your inner circles, even though I try so hard to be nice to you and get you to let me in, why do you fight this? One entry.
- Go to Amity's Etsy store, hereEtsy, those five comments are going to be annoying enough. FIVE entries, totally stacking the entire giveaway in your favor.
That's it. We can do this! Let's change the world.
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