17 Jan 2012

January 17, 2012

13 Comments Personal Crap

“Watch this, mom. Watch. Watch. Watch this. Mom? Watch this. Are you watching? Watch. Watch this.”

He’s sliding across my office floor on an office chair. Back and forth. Using his legs to push him off the wall, into my desk. Then using them again to push himself off of my desk into the wall.

He has croup and is home from school today. He was home yesterday. And he’ll be home tomorrow.

I like it when he’s home. But it makes it hard to get stuff done.

I need to go grocery shopping. I need to fill out applications for schools for next year. I need to come up with some show ideas and an outline for an idea I’ve already had. I need to do a pushup or two before my arms become completely atrophied. And I really want to get into the blogging groove again.

He’s in the living room now. We made a fort out of blankets and he’s in there with a variety of toys, a few books, and my iphone on which he is currently watching pictures of Princess Leia set to classical music.

I fear in his later years he won’t be able to “perform” unless Mozart is playing in the background, and he’ll expect his lover to grace him with various poses that he can control by swiping his finger across a screen.

Luckily, this is not really one of my fears. Because my fears these days are taking up enough space in my head. I don’t have room for fake ones. But they make me laugh.

I’m shooting a pilot in three weeks and I’m anxious to say the least. Besides the fact that it’s been a while since I’ve shot something other than a clip show or a Disney guest star, I’m out of shape. I mean that literally and figuratively. I’m really, really out of shape. And I’m out of practice. I’ve been so immersed in mommy-hood for the last year, it’s difficult to get myself back into work mode. It makes me a nervous wreck. I’ve had a few meetings where I’ve had to put together outfits which didn’t include jeans and sweatshirts, and I even slapped on some high heels. If felt like the equivalent of being in a foreign country where you’re familiar with enough of the language to not be a complete nuisance, but not enough that anyone has the confidence in you to order for them when you go out to eat.

Garrett’s now asking if he can watch Apple TV. We got it as a gift from “People in Television” for Christmas, and it’s his newest obsession. He likes to watch YouTube videos of anything that has to do with Star Wars or the Peanut Butter Jelly Time song. If we can find the two of them meshed together (which we have), we’re in business.

He watched all of Star Wars on Sunday. The whole movie. We were going to wait a few years, but we didn’t. And, frankly, it was all fine. He probably sees scarier stuff on the giant pirate ship at school. He loved it. And now he can tell all his friends all about it. I’m happy for him.

I should go in there. He very well might be watching something inappropriate. Even though I have our settings set to “strict”, he happened upon a very naked drawing of a well-endowed Princess Leia-ish woman the other day. It was difficult to get my iphone pried out of his little fist.

But not as difficult as putting my feet into those damned high heels.

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Lisa Arch likes being a working actress... but LOVES being a Mom!

13 Responses to “January 17, 2012”

  1. Reply Julie says:

    Go get ’em, Lisa! I can’t wait to see your new project. The Wolverinas are cheering you on!



  2. Reply Michelle says:

    You and I have said it before . . . treasure those moments because they grow up so fast. As for work, don’t worry – it’s like riding a bike. It will all come back to you (including the foot pain from the heels).

    • Reply flawlessmom says:

      Yes, Michelle. Not looking forward to that pain. And it will come back to me, I’m sure. I’m just scared. (And lazy!)

  3. Reply Carla says:

    Lisa! So great to see you back…You have been one busy lady! I saw you on VH1 The other day…and then started missing your tweets…I just know things are going to pick up for you, and we will get to see you on tv again. And you WILL ROCK! And don’t worry about G…He will be fine..Star Wars and all.
    (and if you ever are in the need for a coffee break, you know where I will be…with cookies;))

    • Reply flawlessmom says:

      Carla! One day I’m gonna show up and eat 30 cookies with you!!!! (I’ll just need some coffee to go with them!)

  4. Reply Sherry says:

    Good luck Lisa! You will succeed in all you do. You are a great mom and a great talent! Can’t wait to see you on my tv again 🙂

  5. Reply Grandma Farm says:

    Lisa, I will try again at telling you how glad I am to see you back at writing. I enjoy your stories and not just because they are about my grandson. You just tell a great story. Thanks

  6. Reply AL says:

    Yay! Such fun to visualize this story (except for the Princess L incident)..well done!

    Breathe. You are empowered with a maturity and depth from your time spent in service to Mommyhood that will blow them away……Disney will be silly putty in your hands! Don’t be tempted by sensible heels quite yet…once you go there…it’s just a short step to UGGS 🙂

    Love to all, everyday! Auntie L

    • Reply flawlessmom says:

      AL… I hate to tell you. It’s too late. I’m an UGGS girl all the way. And flip flops, tennis shoes and Toms. Soon? CLOGS!! HAHAHAHAHA! (Seriously, though.)

  7. Reply Maureen says:

    I hear ya, Lis. You are spectacularly talented, and you are always great when you perform, so try to give yourself a break, take a few deep breaths, and know it will go well. Why do we always make things harder on ourselves?? I swear, if I had a dollar for every time I psyched myself into needless worry about any given issue of the day, I would be living in your brother’s house right now!

    In other news, Bennett and Jackson are also obsessed with Star Wars right now. They got Star Wars light sabers, action figures, Lego build its, etc etc for the holidays. Even little Jack knows all the names of the good and bad guys and walks around either trying to save or defeat the Jedi, depending on what mood he’s in. If you don’t already have it, you might want to look into the Wii Lego Star Wars game. Very cool.

    And the Peanut Butter Jelly time song/video?!!! So funny. We just showed that to them last month, and it’s a regular on the playlist now. Especially the one with the stormtrooper dancing to it…


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