Saturday, April 4, 2009


Okay, so I know that really isn't a real word, but it should be.

I forgot to hold our weekly meeting for NPSA yesterday. Sorry! So I am going to bring this meeting to order...

Again, I will go first. Honestly people. Can someone else feel comfortable enough to go first or am I always going to start these meetings? Oh, wait! This is MY blog. I guess I should go first. Unless, of course, someone wants to totally participate. In which case you have to blog about it on FRIDAY on your blog and let me know about it.

Hello, My name is Julie and I am a neglectful parent.

(Hello Julie)

This week I realized my children come second to my iPod. Well, maybe they are third on the list because my books are first, then my iPod. I knew this when I grabbed my iPod from my bag once I got the kids buckled into the van. I was planning on listening to an audiobook while I was driving up to hubby's work. When I took it out of my bag, UMM asked, "What are you listening to on your iPod, Mommy?"

So, I know some of you may not think this is a big deal. However, I was planning on putting BOTH earpieces in and totally ignoring whatever they said for the duration of the drive. If this isn't neglectful I don't know what is. Really, they could have been having a corinary in the back seat and I would have had no clue. There could have been a three-legged unicorn flying by their window and I wouldn't have heard their screams of joy/fright (this is a quandry, would they be excited about the unicorn or freaked out that it only had 3 legs?).

A couple of times during the drive I would vaguely hear someone call, "MOMMY!" but I am pretty sure it was just the wind.

No, just kidding. I would push pause, take out one earpiece and say, very calmly, "WHAT!" Then I would not so patiently listen to whoever had called my name. Then I would say (again, very calmly), "WAS THAT NECESSARY TO BUG ME ABOUT?" Really, I am so loving and caring sometimes, don't you think?

So, am I alone here? Is the iPod/mp3-player inventor a devil-man wishing and plotting ways to make me suffer even more from NPS? You tell me!

Theme song for tonight- Cotton Eyed Joe because I put my iTunes on Random Shuffle and this was the first song to play. Appropriate that I would let my iPod do the picking tonight. Are you feeling like you come after my iPod in importance to my life? Well, maybe you're right. But, you read this post all the way through and you are still here, so I am guessing you can forgive this one fault. RIGHT?