At our Cupcake Kids cupcake and garage sale last weekend, I found this in a big box of old records and had to snap a photo. I flipped through the enclosed instruction manuel on how to effectively use the stripper music and my brain exploded. I can’t decide if this is hilarious or horrifying. And look! It’s orchestra music!
Besides stripping for married people, I have a few things to share, and they pretty much run the gamut of stuff I blog about.
I really want to do a vision trip with Children’s HopeChest at the end of August, so if you’re interested in partnering with a village to get kids in a life-changing, community-changing sponsorship program AND want to go to Uganda with me, contact me. I want to talk with you! melanie (at) unexpected (dot) org.
We received our U.S. embassy appointment, and the hubs and Ana are preparing to head back to Latvia for the final trip. When Ana returns, she’ll be a U.S. citizen. We’re grateful to both the U.S. and Latvia for seeing beyond borders and allowing us to be a family.
My kids loveth the video games. During the school year, I allow video games on the weekends, but limit screen time during the week. Last summer got a wee bit out of hand with me kinda giving up and just whatevering into August. This year, in order to keep their lil’ brains from getting squishy and, let’s be honest, to relieve my guilt, I’m making them read and do book reports in order to earn game time. They’ll present the reports to me like cash, and the more books they read, the more game time they get. Longer books get more time. I’ll let you know how it goes. This is my fancy schmansy report. This is all kinds of pinnable, y’all. Fer reals. I pulled out the creative big guns for this one, as you can see.
Two of our three kids are already done with school for the year. I’m either happy to be finishing up the crazy schedules or panicked trying to figure out how to work with my kids home all day. On the first day of summer break, hopefully not as a statement for how the summer is going to go, our Yorkie, Spike, pooped all over the basement. My son discovered this and helped by pointing out all the spots as I crawled around on my hands and knees. “See, Mommy? Here. And here. And here, Mommy. And here. And over here.” Yay for the kids being home.
So there you have it. Stripping, orphan care, adoption, motherhood, and poo in one blog post. It’s me in a nutshell…well, except for that first part. Back to the album at the top, what do you think – hilarious or horrifying?
Also, check out my interview with MomSpark.net, where I talk about Children’s HopeChest, how I started blogging, my book, and of course, kung fu. Alllll the important stuff.