Friday, February 17, 2012

Friday Five

1. I'm about to join a gym. I need to get active again, but more than that, I have a growing longing to be around more adults. I love my kid, obviously, but there's only so much "MOMMY! MOMMY! MOMMY!" one can take. Brent's company partnered with this particular chain to give employees a kick-butt deal, and our nearby location offers childcare, which I know Em would love, based on photos of the play area alone. They have a ton of group fitness classes, which is how I work out best, so I'm excited.

2. This afternoon is our first official parent/teacher conference, or as Brent's co-worker noted, the beginning of a lifettime of teachers telling us we're doing it wrong. I know, I know -- not really. I had an impromptu chat with her during the Valentine's party on Tuesday. She brought it up as she was introducing herself since she and I never see each other. Brent sees her when he drops Em off in the morning, and another teacher is covering by the time I pick Em off in the early evening. She said Em is "off the charts" in most cognitive areas (yay!), but could use more development in some of the self-sufficient stuff like getting her socks & shoes, which is no surprise. I'm totally guilty of "Here, sweetie. Do it yourself. (Three seconds later.) GAH! JUST LET ME DO IT!"

3. I assumed Em's days of modeling were over once we moved to Portland, but we happen to know folks at a big ad agency up here. We attended a casting last week and found out yesterday that she was chosen. Without giving too much away, you won't actually know it's Em as she'll be featured from the neck down. I'll share the campaign when it's out.

4. Brent's office is closed Monday, but Em's preschool is open. While it's tempting to keep Em home with us for some extended family time, I've decided that we're sending her to school as usual and planning a day-long date for me and Brent. I'm envisioning a swanky lunch and places filled with lots of breakables!

It doesn't bother me. I find it amusing, actually. And what's even more amusing is that the @NanetteLepore folks themselves favorited my tweet.

P.S. Don't forget about Monday's Pinteractive link-up!


  1. They favorited your tweet, that's so awesome!

    Also, I need to join a gym, ugh.

  2. #2 made me laugh out loud, because it is just so true! I cried the whole way home from our first parent/teacher conference, because everything the teacher said about the areas where my daughter needed "help" were totally my fault!
    I wish someone famous on Twitter had my name, so cool! :)

  3. Yay for the gym- Go Nanette! And so exciting about Em's modeling job. I hope you and Brent have a wonderful Monday (I totally would do the same thing) and I just wanted to tell you how much I loved your spring collection- FABULOUS!

  4. Presidents' Day Date! But of course!