Sunday, January 23, 2011

At Home Parties are Good for the Host, but bad for ME…….

A ladies only Pure Romance home party is not as embarrassing or raunchy as you might think.
Yep, I got invited to one, went in the middle of a snowstorm, sat next to my two sister in law’s (so I got really good at blocking out the fact they are married to my brothers and they do have sex with them)

Unfortunately, they didn’t sell naked men cards because to be quite honest, my brain is still a bit scarred from my night of innocent card playing with naked men from the 80’s. (read here for a catch up)
I was kind of hoping to find an updated pack of them so at least I wouldn’t ever have to see a third leg AND a mullet in one sitting.

I did come home with two items and to my hubby’s disappointment they had nothing to do with the bedroom. But I will have really smooth legs after shaving, that doubles as hair conditioner. Maybe next time I will be braver and go for the lotion that is an aphrodisiac as well as edible.
I mean a married woman doesn’t need any reason to multiply the quantity does she??

That was Saturday night. Sunday I drove an hour to my cousin’s house for a Pampered Chef party. You know what this means? I said I would and I DID. Meaning, I was invited and I went. I followed-through. Go me!
Two days in a row worth of other people’s parties where I should spend money that I really shouldn't. I did manage to drag my girls to the Pampered Chef party so I didn't feel too guilty for being too social, (typical working Mom's guilt) which may not have been the best idea. On the drive home they were high on sugar and I ended up having to threaten my little one because she was giggling too much. (Yeah, lovely Mom moment- would have made a great Super Nanny clip)

Instead of buying what I wanted to at the PC party, I spontaneously booked a party.
WHY DO I DO THESE THINGS TO MYSELF??
I am the girl who is not a fan of spending a weekend having to clean the house for a bunch of people to come over, mess it up and then clean it all over again just for 2 hours worth of fun. But I get wrapped up in the SELL of the party and find myself thinking:

I could do this in all my spare time…. It would be a GREAT way to bring in extra money so that we can buy a house, take vacations – heck we could WIN vacations with all my party hosting............

I DON’T EVEN COOK!! AT ALL!!

I did tell the host I wanted a co-ed party on a Saturday night in MARCH. The hubby thinks this is a HORRIBLE idea. I even suggested we could be a TEAM and sell Pampered Chef stuff in all of our spare time, that it would be like having a date night out, never mind that we would have to pay for a sitter and have NO lives whatsoever....
 and then he splashed water in my face and I came out of it.
Now I am wondering how to get out of the whole darn thing??
Darn in-home party hosts and their success stories and my gullible weakened WEEKEND brain!

These events made my weekend fly by and after a very hectic and slightly stressful week at work, I’m a little bummed that it is already Sunday evening with nothing to look forward to but freezing temps and a potential sick day for my youngest as she is sound asleep on the couch with a fever and a sore throat.

YES this is the same one that got yelled at for giggling too much in the car. I should have known – you would think after three kids I would KNOW that it was a sure sign, something was happening in that little body – and here, I yelled at her for being goofy.

I’m SURE I will have some exciting things to say this week. But for now, I’ve got to go get ready for bed because I also promised myself I would get up every day this week at 4:30am to work out. Would hate to break my streak of keeping commitments and promises NOW…..

How was your weekend?



9 comments:

Brianne rowell said...

You should totally have a guys-n-gals PC party. I (and your brother who i have sex with) would love to attend! :O
;D

~L0SERM0M~ said...

Those 'sex' parties give me the Heebie Jeebies...My girlfriend invited me to one that she was having and said that they were all going to try on lingerie and prance around in front of everyone. WHAT?!?!? Are you kidding me?!?!? Nada. Zip. Zilch. NO!!! And I like you, feel like a big ole LOSER (hand in the L shape to my forehead) because I am NOT spending umpteen gajillion dollars on crap that I will not/do not/never have use/used!!! (All that made me laugh right there) I always end up booking a party!!
ALWAYS!!! And yes, the 'consultant' give some glorious speech about how anyone can do this and you wouldn't believe how if you really put your mind to it you can make lots of extra money. Which really translates...Yes, anyone CAN do this but you'd have to be insane and you have to work your ever loving ass off and hound all your friends/family to have parties to get you started and you only spend 89% of what you make for catalogs, mailers, stickers, inventory etc. And when I mean lots of extra money it means in ONE month I made a GRAND total of $7.52 after paying for my gas that it took to deliver all this junk! Sorry I went a little wacky right there =)

Hope your little one feels better soon. Don't worry too much about yelling at her. My kids are ALWAYS crazy nutsoidal maniacs right before they get sick, then when they are sick they are the sweetes most loving babies ever. And I always kick myself in the butt for being horrid to them. It will happen over and over again. We are Moms, we yell, we reprimand, we praise and we love on them when they are sick. It all equals out in the end. ((hugs))

Doria said...

I have an aunt who sent me an invite for one of those Pampered Chefs! I declined. No way Im draggin my 7 yr old to that event! Good luck out of getting out of that one lady!

All in all my weekend was good! Stated busy! yay!

Chris said...

Too funny. I think you booked the party because you love the idea of being a part of something that accomplishes something. You are a "do-er" by nature. So you could either have the party and keep it co-ed so your hubby can kick you when you start to suggest something outrageous like further participation in PC or you can plan a family event for March & call up the PC consultant and cancel by saying you have a family event (so you don't have to lie about it)! Miss you!
Chris Womack

Chris said...

Too funny. I think you booked the party because you love the idea of being a part of something that accomplishes something. You are a "do-er" by nature. So you could either have the party and keep it co-ed so your hubby can kick you when you start to suggest something outrageous like further participation in PC or you can plan a family event for March & call up the PC consultant and cancel by saying you have a family event (so you don't have to lie about it)! Miss you!
Chris Womack

Kate said...

I booked a jewelry party once. Then I planned it on a day when no one except two people could come. Even the seller was like, yeah, let's cancel this bad boy. I was mostly relieved and a little hurt that I'm not one of those people who can draw a crowd of girls to my house.

The surprise parties, now those are fun!


My weekend was spent mostly in bed. Asleep. And along with your daughter, I'll be enjoying a sick day tomorrow. I did manage to drag myself out of bed to play in a volleyball tournament (yeah, that'll impress my boss, I'm sure. Priorities). That's pretty much the highlight of the weekend. That, and about 24 hours of sleep in the past two days.

"Miss Bee" said...

4:30am?!?!?!? That is awesome - good for you!

And if you don't have the nerve to cancel your PC party, I'll order from you. (don't they give you an online option?) I'm a sucker for those stupid parties too. (I ended up with a nightie and some massage lotion at the last Pure Romance party I attended. Some of those other things scared me.)

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

i always get suckered into having those parties, too - and no one ever comes. i have the reverse-magnetism when it comes to parties. they never work out for me.

but, i do need a new PC can opener. someone lost mine. not having a party to get one though.

Marla said...

I am not laughing at you. I am laughing with you because I too am a sucker.