In case you are confused, I'm making a new acronym for my blog (b/c I got it like that) since I'm tired of writing the whole name out. We are gonna abbreviate it as PBD from now on (thanks, Mimi).
So, yesterday was a huge day for me, right?!
So many people came to Casa de Dummies and said all kinds of nice stuff about me, and the dudes (& even Dumb Dad).
I didn't get the impression that any of the well wishers were actually a mobile taxidermist sitting in a trailer in the Mojave Desert. Except this one comment...
Kidding! Everyone was normal, and sweet, and amazing!
SITS is such a great network for bloggers and I'm so happy that they picked me to be the featured blogger yesterday allowing me to share my knowledge (or lack thereof) with the world.
In other news, my dudes learned to swim this week!
This is a skill that #1 has been struggling to acquire for years.
Countless swimming classes have failed him in the past, and I literally thought that we would be the parents to the only teenage non-swimmer living in a lake oriented community.
I've had nightmares about the social abuse he would incur by never learning to swim. By being excluded (or being the only one whose mom has to chaperon, 'cause I'm not letting my non-swimming kid kick it at the beach unsupervised) from the various bonfires and boat parties for which this area is famous (okay, maybe not famous, but like tons of high schoolers around here know about it).
But, alas, my excuse for being there to witness my son's first kiss has been taken from me, because the kid is like a freakin' fish!
Gone are the days of him frantically flailing about the moment he travels a little too far towards the deep end and finds himself up to his ears in water.
No more whining, crying, and complaining because we suggest that he jump in the pool (instead of using the stairs to wade in).
The kid was doing canon balls yesterday! CANON BALLS!
And, #2 pretty much whipped the whole swimming thing too, but I sorta saw this one coming. You know, since he lives his life with anything-you-can-do-I-can-do-better-brother-in-yo-face-sucka as his creed.
He saw Brother (what he calls #1 because he NEVER uses his name) was going to be labeled a swimmer this summer, and instead of allowing the kid one shred of glory, one minute to shine, he learned to swim too.
No effort, no struggle, no nothing.
Just, "Oh we're learning to swim now? Okay, I got this."
He's kinda awesome like that (almost makes up for the fact that he is also a temper-tantruming-verbal-abusing-brother-bullying-misfit. Almost.).
So, all in all, good week!
The blog was introduced to the world (thanks again SITSgirls).
The dudes learned to swim.
And, I met (in real life) some awesome local bloggers (Scary Mommy, Better in Bulk, Chicken Nuggets of Wisdom, and Barely Domestic Mama), with only minor incident: #3 did his public puddle drinking routine, again (pretty sure he uses this as a crowd pleaser b/c he likes the attention), and receive an overwhelming number of gasping, mom produced "NOOOOO!"s. Thanks for that, son. But, other than that #2 didn't punch anyone, and #1 didn't fall and break anything (and neither did I), so I think we made it into the cool Maryland Mom Bloggers Club, I think?!
Summer can officially end now.
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