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The Fosters, Earmuffs, and Night Owl Syndrome

The Fosters, Earmuffs, and Night Owl Syndrome

It’s almost 10 pm Eastern time as I write this content for the blog. It seems that around this time I have two modes; hyper or sad. As the day progresses and things happen, I either have flashbacks to situations that upset me, made me smile or scared the socks right off of my feet. That’s sort of the joy in life though, that we simply never know what our next moment will bring us! I decided on a whim that I want to start doing a weekly flashback and since this is the first one and because I have a horrible memory, some of my weekly flashbacks may include events that occurred two to three weeks ago, it just happens that I remember them on this particular day.

Here you go …

The Fosters, Earmuffs, and Night Owl Syndrome

The Fosters Earmuffs and night Owl syndrome

 

The Fosters

I have no idea if you’ve seen this series before or not. I actually tuned in when it was first released many moons ago and was hooked. This along with Parenthood was two of my addictions when I had time to watch television series on the night it aired. I binged watch Parenthood on Netflix rather quickly and quickly moved on to The Fosters. I must admit the drama in this series has me wanting to stay up until 3 am watching it. Alas, I have to set a bedtime or else I won’t get up and actually get anything done. The Fosters is a heartwarming series about family, unconditional love, mistakes we make along the path of life and learning to appreciate the value of family, even if you want to disown them at times. I watch it on Netflix nearly every night.

 

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Earmuffs

Ever since I watched the movie Old School I will say earmuffs whenever I hear anything inappropriate around the kids. To be honest with you, lately, I am saying earmuffs for myself. Evening dinner will never be the same again. I am all about sitting down to dinner together as a family, it’s a rule and it’s how life will forever be for my trio so as long as they’re living under my roof. With that being said, lately, the middle school child has gotten in touch with his inner boyhood. This means anything I say or his siblings say can be turned into a giggle fest with this kid. Simple phrases like, “this is sticky” or “Woah that’s hot” can put my 11 year old straight into a laughing fest. I have no idea how parents survived middle school boys because, at this point, I am ready to purchase myself some earmuffs.

So, which set of earmuffs should I buy?

 

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Night Owl Syndrome

This week has been April vacation week so the trio is home all day long and every day from school. The week was actually pretty decent weather-wise, so far, we’ll see what the weekend brings. I don’t know if it’s because of April vacation and not having to set an alarm or what, but my night owl side has decided to come out and play. I am often wound for sound after working til close to (sometimes after) 11 pm Eastern time every single night. I simply want to stay awake binge watching The Fosters or whatever else I may find interesting on the television. I thought I had turned into a night owl because I would surf Facebook on my cell when done with work to network with friends but I removed that app from my cell days ago and I am still not able to lay my head down at a decent hour. The night owl is back, I guess.

 

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That’s it for Now

So my week was pretty awesome, and I look forward to sharing my flashback Friday every week (if I remember) so you all can have a little peek into my favorite moments, thoughts and randomness from the days of living as a work at home Mama to three kids and a fur baby, Jenny the Pug.

Now, tell me this – how was your week?

 

The Fosters Earmuffs and night Owl syndrome

13 comments found

    1. I binged watched Parenthood in like a week. It was crazy. The Fosters are taking me a bit longer, but there are more seasons of this show. I really am loving it!

  1. I’ve never watched the Fosters before but now I am interested in watching it. And I totally get the binge watching. I did that with Homeland for like three months catching up on 6 years of episodes, and staying up way late!

    1. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. I haven’t heard of Homeland yet, will have to check that out!

    1. I also heard This is Us is good ,I watched one episode though and it didn’t quite grab me. I will have to revisit it again.

  2. My week has been crazy busy so can’t wait to start relaxing at the weekend. Those earmuffs really seem handy. I think I like the Classic Unisex Earwarmer Outdoor Earmuffs the best.

    1. I agree! And thanks those earmuffs are awesome. Curious what my kids will think if I buy them and walk around the house or sit at dinner with them on! ha! I can’t wait to slow down, there’s so much going on.

  3. I wish I was more of a night owl. I go to bed way too early each night. I haven’t seen Parenthood or the Fosters, but I’m thinking I’ll check one of them out right now while everyone else is sleeping. 🙂

    1. I went from Night Owl to “Mom shift” and now I am stuck in Night Owl mode, it’s not doing very good for the whole wake up to get kids to school part of my life. I do love staying up late and having that quiet time, though!

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