It’s been a long while since I posted anything with (written) substance. That’s how the summers go for a stay-at-home, work-at-home mom. But now that school has started back up, I’m ready to blog! To get back into the groove I’m going to update y’all on my summer, and my plans for the new school year. I’ll also talk about what’s been going on in the stoner mom work. Come catch up on what I’ve been up to!
Texas with Six
This summer we traveled for the very first time as a complete blended family. Summer plans for blended families can be enormously complicated. With everyone remarried and step-siblings on all sides, finding a time that works for all kids is difficult.
Traveling with them was extremely easy and rewarding. First off, an old lady commended my parenting after observing all four children for a long time at the airport (as old people do). I absolutely love when my children are complimented for their behavior, and it happens quite often.
At my parent’s house, we swam to our heart’s content. My stepkids were delightful and comfortable with my parents. We ate a lot of grandma’s cooking and did a little shopping, but mostly we just swam and watched stuff and ate ice cream. Because that’s what summers are for.
Kung Fu Kenny
The highlight of the summer has to be seeing Kendrick Lamar live in July. Just David, Stoner Mom, and BFF. Highlights from the evening include:
- Waiting in line with a massive army of teenagers. The dread when you realize how outnumbered you are.
- Me, managing to sneak weed past security with my Annabis bag, despite a lengthy search and a very determined guard asking me “why does your bag smell like weed?”. Answer, “uh… because I smoke weed?”
- Travis Scott and his usual antics such as riding on a mechanical hawk and cursing out the hawk manager.
- Kendrick himself, with an awesome set. He did not perform my very favorite song though, which is Feel.
- Smoking weed publicly, with a massive audience, also smoking weed.
- Passing blunts like teenagers.
The Job Situation & Stoner Mom Stuff
Also of note this summer. David left the corporate world and dove headfirst into managing The Stoner Mom, and guess what? He’s excellent at it. We are officially doing The Stoner Mom thing full-time. I have so much admiration and respect for him, how he accomplishes everything, every time.
I’ve been learning and talking about the new economy for so long now, but to finally jump in headfirst, it’s a different thing. We’re still adjusting to what this means for things like insurance and our daily schedule. But so far it’s been really great. The cannabis world is filled with very normal people and David is great at talking to them for me. You know, since I’m unable to be socially at ease or whatever.
Fun randoms from summer at The Stoner Mom:
- Went downtown the other day to record an interview with CBC- the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. It was a lot of fun! The show is called… uh. A seat at the table? Elephant in the room? Something like that. So Canadian stoner mom followers, check it out! I talked with the hosts and a stoner dad about the stigma around parents using cannabis.
- Was featured as one of Marijuana Venture’s 40 under 40 rising stars list. Stumbled upon the magazine at Barnes & Noble with the girls, and they both could not believe their mama was in a magazine! It was kind of awesome.
- This article on The Daily Beast!
- Still working on finishing our grow book. It is getting close.
Which brings us to today! The girls started school this week and I am officially off my lazy ass summer schedule. That means content, content, content, all while raising phenomenal children. I’m ready. Let’s do this.
- The new school year always feels like the beginning of the year. Routines and schedules go back online. Bedtime becomes important, dinners earlier, and my daytime hours suddenly open up with possibilities. There’s time now, to clean, to work, to take on special projects. Any sort of structure to my day is very much appreciated, especially now that David is home for much of the day.
- Extracurricular activities for the kids are back in full effect, which means Girl Scout meetings, cookie selling, hour-long drives to ballet class every week, karate tournaments and more. It is the season of waiting. Wait outside the class. Wait in your car. Wait with other parents you don’t know. Wait while they live. Wait while they become adults. I embrace this season of waiting because I know the days are numbered.