The Craziest Day Ever: Brought To You By Microsoft Kinect, Mc Donalds and The LAFD

Yesterday was the first Monday of Summer Vacation. The kids went to camp, and I began to tackle the 800 chores that were neglected for end of school festivities. In the early evening we were invited to the Microsoft X Box Kinect reveal. The kids and I went with Tiffany and her son downtown to the Galen Center where we would meet up with my husband and family. Tiffany boldly navigated traffic the likes of which I have never seen before, and then we all waited in line. Oh, and …

My Husband Tried to Kill My Son Yesterday

I brought my son to hang out with his Dad yesterday at about noon. When I returned home from a great sushi dinner with Jane, Lolita and her kids, I saw my son sitting at the counter eating White Castle Hamburgers. Once my head stopped spinning I asked about the rest of the day. They had a great time together, and my son told me about their snacks throughout the day: Bananas (good) Muffins (not so good, these are essentially tiny cakes) Hot dogs from the vendors at the ball …

Exercise

This is perfect. I didn’t want to write today because I have a tennis match. Why do I have a tennis match? Mr. G. is back home after a very intense springtime of travel and, you may recall, we give each other some space for reentry. How do you manage your exercise time?

Brothels, Cocaine and Children

Everyone knows that when you get a new washer and dryer, you have to paint your dining room. If you don’t innately understand this truism, please memorize it now. The dining room has been a work in progress. I bought four different shades of warm brown and put them on the wall. Once sampled they ranged from salmon (oh ick) to chocolate brown, none of which we Gottliebs found appetizing. I threw five more samples up, and then my friend Mary suggested Flax from Restoration Hardware. I went to Restoration …

Friday Confession: I Don’t Want To Be A Partner

Lisa Belkin wrote a great article about what it means to be a wife, both at our age, and at our mother’s ages. In the Motherlode Lisa talks about the evolution of our marriages. She notes that “Women still seem to want to be brides… and mothers… but we rarely describe ourselves as wives.” That made me sad. Being a bride was pretty awesome. Being a mother is incredible. Being a wife is my joy. I don’t want to be my husband’s partner. In his lifetime my husband will have …