Monday, January 9, 2012

WWD: The Year of the Dragon



Dude. I was just using the Year of the Dragon as my title because it was a riff on the movie The Hubs and I saw New Year's Eve, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, and butter my butt and call me a biscuit, when I went to check what year it was? It IS the Year of the Dragon. I am like, SO PSYCHIC in the New Year, I'm practically Nostradamus. I'm pretty sure this means that my dream about Daniel Craig begging me to run away with him will come true any day now.

Little trivia about me, I was born in the Year of the Rooster, which always makes me laugh because some Chinese restaurants refer to it as the Year of the Cock (tee heeeee). I think we all know how those refined ladies of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills must SHUDDER to think of someone born in the Year of the Cock (tee heeee), what with their delicate sensibilities about the word C-o-c-k and all. Well, except for Brandi, who, incidentally, was born in the Year of the Monster Truck.

 (Doing the Michael Jackson loses a little something when you have to hold onto the mantle to avoid falling down...)

So, back to the Dragon Lady - my new favorite color for lips and nails in the new year? Dragon Lady Red (which, obvs, I'm not wearing on my lips in THESE photos, but I AM wearing on my nails, courtesy of Revlon's Cherries In the Snow, a color which has been around since my grandma fell off her dinosaur.


I took these photos just before going out for dinner with a Triplet Mom's group that I am a member of, and although it is GREAT to see and compare war stories with my friends who have kids "the easy way," aka - one at a time (said with tongue FIRMLY in cheek) - it is altogether different to talk to other moms who know exactly what I'm going through, and who, when I asked, "So, has anyone else has to turn the locks around on their kids' doors?" ALL responded with a resounding "HELLS YES," rather than looking at me like they had an urgent desire to call the DFS.


I swear to you, it was the first time I have felt like a "normal" parent in about a year (since my last dinner with the group).


Note to self: add "Get together with Triplet Mom Group MORE in the new year" to my list of resolutions.


Dragon Lady, OUT.

Jacket: Clothing Swap
Chambray shirt: JC Penny
Tank, leggings: Target
Boots: Old Navy
Necklace: Threadsence
Earrings: F21

Merci!
Shannan

5 comments:

pyjammy pam said...

ha ha, YES! i have my triplet mom dinner on wednesday night. i'm so glad it's just triplets and more, so we can rip on twin moms too. HA HA HA! (i kid, any twin moms reading this.)

and it's funny you brought up the door locking example. i was telling a singleton parent that the other day, and i got "the look" too.

Paula said...

I am so behind in reading and commenting - this dragon swears to make that a top priority in the new year! whew! and I have been known to use the door knob trick to preserve my sanity - so no funny looks from this singleton parent.
glad to catch up and happy new year!!!

MerciBlahBlah said...

Shwew! Thanks ladies, for the confirmation of my MAD PARENTING SKILLZ.

Full House said...

Hells to the yess over here too. It is funny because we didn't have to turn the locks with the twins. There is just something so unnatural about 3..geesh.

MerciBlahBlah said...

Christina - you are SOOOO right. Unnatural indeeeed.