So the no sweets challenge has been the most epic of fails. However, I am going to totally place the blame on the triumphant return of TOM. Yes, finally after 5 long, weird months without it, it is back. And I'm actually pretty happy about it. I can't stand when my body is out of whack. I'm still OP, I've used my weeklies sparingly. I even took the kids to the movies last night and resisted the temptation of the snacks. Well, I bought kids boxes for my little ones and I did get a diet for myself so I would have something to help me not grab at their popcorn! Can you believe 2 kids boxes and a small drink cost me $20?? Okay, so it was like $19 and change, but still, $20!!! To take my kids to the movies cost me $50 total, that is just robbery. Remember the good ol' days when tickets were like $5 for adults?? Yes, yes I do, that was back when I could fill my Chrystler with premium for $20. Sigh. I need to take my paychecks and hop in my Delorean, wouldn't that be nice.
It's alright, we don't go to the movies that often, and they earned it after spending the entire day at the office with me yesterday. And they have to again today, poor things. And the kids are good. They know that we get one big outing a week. Usually we go out to dinner (Ihop, kids eat free, so awesome!), but once in a while we go to the movies. We're starting to go more often now though, I've noticed. They've been to 7 movies this year, I have taken them to 6 of them! Well 5, my mom came with us to Brave and she said it was her treat. And we will be seeing one more before the year is done, the kids want to see Rise of the Guardians which comes out in a few weeks. Actually, I may skip that one and let their dad take them. I'm trying to save money for our NYC trip to see the Grinch next month. I'm super excited for that! While we're there, I'm going to take them to see the tree.
It kind of makes me sad though. That will be their first time at Radio City and their first time seeing the tree, and their dad won't be there. I feel like it should be a family thing. I know my kids and I are a family, but sometimes it doesn't feel right without P. Like when I took them to see How to Train Your Dragon back in September, I was sitting there waiting for it to start and I was seriously about to cry. P should have been there right next to us and he wasn't. And he's going to miss the Grinch too. He missed the kids' first day of school, he missed Halloween, he's had to miss so much and I hate it. I know it's better for everyone that we're not together, but he and I are able to get along, and I feel like we're friends, so I would really like it if he came along to some of this stuff. Hopefully as time goes on I'll feel a little better about all this, it hasn't even been a year yet, so maybe it just takes some time.
In other news, I think I may be getting sick. I woke up this morning and my throat is killing me, it really hurts to swollow. Hopefully this doesn't put me out of commission, I can't have that happen. So there you have it, my post full of complaints, lol. Sorry to be such a Debbie Downer today guys, just had to let it out. Hope you're enjoying your weekend!