Single Mommies give and give and give some more

The weekend is over and so is my salary. I had the kids for the weekend (Divorced with 2 kids) and since I am the one who finances the activities, I took my kids skiing.

So, simple calculation: (Hotel for the weekend, snowboard coach, equipment rental, skiing pass, breakfast, lunch and dinner) x 2 = Monday bank balance 0$ 

Kids need to realize that mommies can’t do it all, especially with a lousy ex-husband, sitting on his ass every day and never providing the alimony the stupid divorce contract said he would. 

Single moms I salute you. If you are going through the “Mom i want”, “Mom I need”,”Mom I feel like” then god be with us all. I know it for a fact that i still have a long way to go, and hopefully, just hopefully, my kids will grow up to be appreciative beings. Cause now, at 10& 7, they are 2 ungrateful brats, who think mommy is printing money bills. 

For all the moms who are working their butts off, I wish you a great and productive week. Hopefully next month’s salary would last until mid of the month, who knows…

 

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Bumblebee is coming to life!!!!

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When my 7 year old boy first watched Transformers the movie, he immediately connected to Bumblebee and asked me if we can bring bumblebee to live with us, at home. Being the cool I am, I had a long discussion with him about movies and Hollywood and reality and led him to a conclusion that bumblebee can only live in this boxed machine that we call tv cause this is where our imagination can have its craze come true. What do I tell him now? That we can actually buy a bumblebee and we can have him at home???? When is it gonna stop? Hasn’t technology ruined us enough already? I might be wrongly scared and it’s nothing, who knows….

Stomp in Beirut

They have come to Beirut before but I never had the chance to see them. I went to Stomp yesterday night with my 9 year old daughter.  This amazing group of 8 people composed music on anything you find in  a dumpster. Imagine cans, bins, brooms, canes, pipes, flexible pipes, supermarket trolleys, water bottles… it was insanely creative and entertaining. The audience was so quiet and responsive you could clearly hear the effect of sweeping the floor.
At first you would feel they are making noise and then the noise turns into an unbelievably synchronized beat. Simply amazing and very very fun.
I hope everyone gets to see it.
I had planned a special night for me and my kid, and special does not give justice to Stomp. hopefully Lebanon will one day have such creative minds cause we have a lot of garbage that can be used. Who knows…..

Marriages in LaLa Land

I am divorced!

No longer a shameful thing to say and admit. It’s rather a statement of: I ain’t taking your shit anymore babe… Divorce was a taboo, a shame on the family and a disgrace in society. My kids have friends of divorced parents more than friends of married parents. Kids can relate now, they are no longer left out and bullied for having divorced parents. They are quite at ease when they say: “my dad does not live with us”, “this weekend i am at dad’s”, … what has the sacred concept of marriage come to? is it all gone? has it vanished with all the other morales we have lost in this millennium?

My theory of a successful marriage is a partnership, a friendship and a consensus. Lower your expectations, fuck it, erase them all. No party can meet the expectations of marriage. To keep the person you love that you have fought the world to get him to walk you down that aisle and say I do, you gotta lower your expectations till they hit the ground. And maybe then, just maybe, you can actually survive the first seven years. Who knows…

Technology and children

The age of technology and information has forced our kids to be a screen generation. I have 2 kids, a girl (9) and a boy (7). My girl can master a computer and an ipod better than I and my little gangsta can beat anyone on his wii games.
Why have we come to this? Why are our kids preferring staying in than exploring the world? Is it us? Are we becoming over protective? We blame the technology while the one to blame is the parent. We are too scared of letting them out to play. Has the world gone so bad that we can’t trust our neighbor near our daughters?  Or sons??? We have to be watching them at every second so staying in sounds a much better idea. And technology jumped in to the rescue. Don’t take your kids out, keep them in and I’ll keep them busy.
Maybe that’s safer, who knows…