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Monday, April 2, 2012

Guilty Pleasures

I slept in on Sunday morning which for me means 8:30am. 8:30am!! I don't think that I've woken up that late in a long time. I could hear Ed and the boys playing outside of our bedroom door but I kind of lingered in a bed a little bit (partially because it takes me a little while to physically get out of bed these days). But, to tell you the truth, I felt a bit guilty about it - for getting extra sleep when Ed's been up with the boys for 2 hours, for savoring a little extra quiet time, and for feeling like I was choosing me over the boys. Definitely a guilty pleasure.

So I'm confessing to you some of my other guilty pleasures. If I confess, I'll feel less guilty right?

1. Cheesy cheesy dance movies like Center Stage, Step Up, and Bring It On. OK, Bring It On isn't technically a dance movie but it's about cheerleading which is like dancing and gymnastics combined, right. I adore these movies. I will watch them over and over again. I don't even need to watch them really. Just have one on in the background.

Source: via Alicia on Pinterest

2. Magazines, especially surfing, fitness and celebrity magazines. My husband finally got sick of me buying US Weekly every week and made me get a subscription but I kind of love going to the newsstand/drugstore/bookstore to buy an issue. I can't read magazines on my iPad. I need to feel the paper between my fingers.

3. Watching episodes of What Not To Wear. I kind of love Clinton and Stacy. While I know the styling lessons they are going to dispense each week, I still love watching it. In fact, it's on right now.

4. Sneaking ice cream and other treats when the kids are asleep. I'm generally a healthy eater and we feed the kids good, healthy food. While they do get treats, sometimes, Mommy needs more treats. So, that means that sometimes I sneak some ice cream at night after they've gone to bed in order to avoid the battle about why Mommy gets to eat ice cream and they don't. We do teach them that ice cream, cookies, and cake are treats and should be eaten in moderation but this my way of avoiding conflict at the end of the day.

5. Milkshakes from Gott's. Every time we visit San Francisco, one of my favorite things to do is get a black and white milkshake from Gott's at the Ferry Building. Divine. Yes, I let the kids have milkshakes here.

6. Avocados. Avocados are one of my favorite foods but they've been out of my life for the past five year. You see, when Jasper was 5 months old, we fed him avocado as one of his first foods. Guess what? Turns out he's allergic to avocados. As a result, avocados are no longer welcome in our household (the shame!!). So now, whenever we eat out or we are away from the kids, I eat avocados.

7. Espresso Brownies with Dulce de Leche from Whimsy & Spice. Deliciousness in a bar.

8. The feeling of exhilaration and accomplishment after a really good workout. This should not be a guilty pleasure...

9. Bon Jovi. Love Bon Jovi. Always have and always will

10. Hiding in the bathroom to read email/FB/Twitter while supposedly showering. OK, this is along the lines of the staying in bed for a few extra minutes. Ed totally knows that I do this which is what makes me feel guilty but sometimes I just need a few extra minutes of quiet.

So tell me, what are your guilty pleasures? Do you hide in the bathroom too?

{I'm linking up with Stasha at Northwest MommyThis week's Monday Listicles come from Miss Marina Star.}

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At April 2, 2012 at 1:48 PM , Blogger Stasha said...

I hide in the loo to check IG and twitter, hide in a pantry after dinner to have chocolate unnoticed and love avocados. It's like destiny brought us together :) Love this list!!

At April 2, 2012 at 2:17 PM , Blogger Jolene said...

Ha! #10 is a riot. I've done that (latest? Words with Friends!). I love that you slept in! Me too on Sunday and 8:30 it was. Felt SO luxurious! Let's see, guilty pleasure for food? Stealing some of M's doritos (SO good) or an entire bag of baked cheetos. I have not had them in about a year because I know myself and I WILL eat the whole bag ;)

At April 2, 2012 at 2:40 PM , Anonymous Christie said...

#10 is great. I almost put that on my list too. I've been known to hide in the bathroom playing Words with Friends. Absolutely shameful, isn't it?!?

At April 2, 2012 at 2:49 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

#1 and #2 are high on my list too. I love a good cheesy dance movie! My sister-in-law gave me 3 bad dance movie DVDs last year that I hadn't seen for my birthday, and it was seriously one of the best gifts ever.

And #10 - I think my family sometimes thinks I have stomach problems because I take so long in the bathroom :) But sometimes we have to take our time when and where we can get it, right?

At April 2, 2012 at 5:00 PM , Blogger Yoli N. said...

I'm dying laughing! I love Center Stage!!! I also hide in the bathroom to read comics.... LOL

At April 2, 2012 at 8:10 PM , Blogger Christine said...

Definitely best birthday present ever. My family totally thinks that I either am super dirty (thus the long showers) or have stomach issues. But it's the only place where I can close and lock the door!

At April 2, 2012 at 8:12 PM , Blogger Christine said...

Oh man, I wish that I had a pantry to hide in. So glad to have connected.

At April 2, 2012 at 8:14 PM , Blogger Christine said...

I <3 Doritos and Baked Cheetos. It's funny because when I was feeling a bit nauseous after surgery, all I wanted to eat was Doritos. Frankly, they were the only thing that settled my stomach. Bizarre.

At April 2, 2012 at 8:14 PM , Blogger Christine said...

Seems like there are a lot of folks that hide in the bathroom! :-)

At April 2, 2012 at 9:02 PM , Blogger SouthMainMuse said...

Okay. I finally saw Bon Jovi a few years ago. When he came up in show about 9 rows away -- my friends and I screamed like those B/W pf the Beatles. too fun.

At April 2, 2012 at 9:19 PM , Anonymous Ado said...

That is so funny that whenever you get a moment away from the kids, you binge on avos. Ha! (-:

At April 3, 2012 at 2:53 AM , Blogger Stasha said...

You failed to mention you once were an avocado that got fired :)

At April 3, 2012 at 10:10 AM , Anonymous Martha @ running in mommyland said...

I sneak in my kids bed at night with my phone and tweet! Then I put it down when I'm tired and fall asleep in between them. It's two guilty pleasures actually.... night time surfing in the dark and co-sleeping! My husband obviously knows I'm not in our room, but he has no idea I'm surfing away! :)

At April 3, 2012 at 11:10 AM , Blogger Christine said...

It's so fun to go a Bon Jovi show! I'm going to see him perform again in Vegas at the end of the month. Bon Jovi + Vegas - what's not to love?!

At April 3, 2012 at 11:12 AM , Blogger Christine said...

That's a good one! It's no fun to sleep with my boys. They toss and turn and kick.

At April 4, 2012 at 9:52 AM , Blogger Greetings from Texas! said...

Wow! I haven't heard of or thought of the movie "Center Stage" in a long time. Hilarious! Agree though - its a cinematic masterpiece! =) Randomly discovered your blog - I'm obsessed with surfing as well. Good stuff!

At April 4, 2012 at 8:54 PM , Blogger Christine said...

Totally agree. I don't know how anyone can argue about the cinematic merits of Center State :-)
I'm so glad that you stumbled upon my blog!


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