Confessions of the Real Me. just a series on my blog where i share the not so perfect bits and pieces of my life. because in reality…our lives are not always the perfect pictures that we share on social media channels. i know mine isn’t….but i’ll take it.
The Hottest Week of the Year
last week in Southern California it was hot. no joke. it actually ended up being the hottest week of the year so far. so hot that this was mondays weather….
yep. 108º flipping degrees!
i just can’t believe it got that hot…and it lasted for days. dayzzzzzz i tell you. mother nature was seriously playing with us, and not in a good way.
it was so hot outside, we even tried cooking eggs on the hot asphalt. my boys thought i was the coolest mom…and pretty much figured that i had i lost my mind. yes….i did loose my mind. blame. the. heat.
BTW….it DIDN’T work. a big bummer for the kids. and on top of that, my littlest got the brilliant idea to start throwing eggs into the street. (i can bet that i’ll be getting a letter from the association about that.)
yep. after reading up on why it didn’t work, apparently the eggs needed to be cracked on a metal surface like the hood of a car since they cool down the sidewalk at first. yeah…NOT GOING TO HAPPEN. i like the paint on my car.
during the rest of the heat wave i stayed indoors with my littlest while the big boys were at school. they didn’t get to go outside for recess during these hot days (bless their teachers) because of the heat risk. and the little guy and i played LEGOS.
yeah. LEGOS. all. day. long.
we spent almost a whole day looking for a mini chainsaw….the GOLD one. NOT the GREY one. in this pile of no less than a gazillion lego pieces.
we never found the chainsaw. but when the older boys came home, they found it in 3.5 seconds. a whole day wasted! but at least i didn’t have to go outside into the oven….that is until….
the boys had swim team. but, how bad could it be sitting by the pool for an hour watching the boys swim? i thought.
it WAS bad. i felt myself start to wilt…sweat, yes sweat was dripping out of my ELBOW pits! (what do you call that body part anyways?) i felt nauseous and terribly exhausted.
hot weather was really taking a toll on me. as we drove home, i decided that NO, i wasn’t going to cook. we were going to have dinner at Yogurtland. yep…MOTHER OF THE YEAR here!
the boys didn’t mind at all. of course they didn’t. and the husband….he just knew a happy wife was his best bet. so we all had Yogurtland for dinner. man it was good. and cold!
i did however, feel kind of bad when the kids started telling me they were hungry around bedtime. thank goodness for toast and OJ.
on wednesday it finally cooled down a little.
101º felt “wonderful” compared to 108º and i decided i would keep my promised to the boys to head over to Disneyland and check out the new Halloween Time decorations since it was a minimum day. i didn’t feel the best…kind of deflated from the heat, but hoped the park wouldn’t be very crowded due to the heat and we would get to go on more rides.
i guess the heat had already gotten to me, because while driving, and waiting to make a left-hand turn into the Disneyland parking area, i somehow missed the light.
i don’t know why i missed it…perhaps i wouldn’t have made it anyways, but the man in the car behind me was super angry. way more angry than he should have gotten. after all, it was just a traffic light. an accident on my part. i didn’t mean to miss it, but he proceeded to honk over and over and scream the “F” word repeatedly until our light turned green again, which took foreverrrrrrrrrrr.
“what’s he yelling at us mommy?”
geez. at this point i was ready to go home. what is it with the heat that makes everyone including myself grumpy.
luckily…we had a fabulous time at Disneyland. so much fun that i almost forgot how terrible the heatwave was.
that was until i drove into my driveway an saw the cracked eggs all over my sidewalk. (luckily for everyone, thursday was much cooler. hallelujah.)
wanna read more Confessions of the Real Me?
Confessions of the Real Me: Picture Perfect Mom? | Free Printable
The Day I Got Stuck in a Museum Exhibit
The Best Meal I’ve Had All Year
Crazy Hair Day
The Hottest Week of the Year