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My action-packed drive to the movies and why I love selfies, bogans and Team Jacob


I escaped the house this weekend and it was AMAZING!

This is how I looked in the car on the way – notice the empty car seats in the back!


For all of you ‘I hate people who take selfies’ – well let’s just say the steering wheel took this photo – to make you feel better.

And it was at the traffic lights – I swear.

And by the way, for all you self taken photo haters – of which I know there are heaps – cut me some slack.

For starters, I’m just getting used to my new fandangle iPhone, that has the selfie option for a reason, because everyone wants to take a great shot of themselves.

Because if we’re all totally honest, no-one really likes someone else taking a photo of them, especially short people as they have to aim the camera up and that results in triple chins.

I can handle a double chin as I’m still a work in progress but not a triple.

But we all want to look a certain way in a photo, and while others might say ‘oh you look awesome’ it’s not true.

They are just saying this so you will stop asking them to take more photos of you – sound familiar???

Anyway, back to me leaving the house without any kids.

For me to go anywhere on my own is a BIG DEAL LUCILLE


(This is Lucille Ball – for those of you youngins out there, she was an American comedian, film, television, model, film and television executive, and star of the sitcoms I Love Lucy)

Man I get off topic easily, imagine actually having a one-on-one conversation with me, I can tell you it’s not easy to follow what I’m saying half the time.

But back to the topic at hand, time to myself.

I was heading to the movies, Gold Class, to watch the final of the Twilight Saga.

For those of you who care, I used to be Team Edward, for romantic reasons, but I’ve now changed to Team Jacob, for aesthetic reasons.

As I was driving there I turned up the music very loud.

Unfortunately Hi-5 Christmas bellowed out from the speakers until I changed it to a random CD with some good Indie music.

So I wound down the front windows to feel the breeze in my hair and sung my heart out to Smashing Pumpkins.

I must’ve looked like a right royal dick but I didn’t give a shit.

I could play my music as loud as I wanted, I didn’t have to explain why there were three different coloured traffic lights and why did I go through the orange one, and I could sing as loudly and badly as I wanted.

Bliss, bliss, bliss.

I sometimes wonder if I shouldn’t just save the $40 I spend at the movies and just put that in the tank and drive for an hour, singing and bopping to my favourite music.

I should also mention that I had to drag everyone at the traffic lights, and didn’t have to worry about the kids calling me a ‘bogan’ driver!

I don’t know why I have to be the first cab off the rank, it’s just that competitive streak in me, and I do it when it’s just me in the car.

The movie was McAwesome, and just as I was leaving the shopping centre the McAwesome Husband sent me this photo….


(L to R – No 3. No.2 and No.1)

What a bloody legend he his, feeding the kids before I got home.

I can’t see any green food there, but hey as far as I’m concerned they ate it before he took this photo – YEAH RIGHT.

But basically I got home and the kids were HANGING to see me, which is always nice.

I also had some quality time without my precious babies.

My point is…. do I ever really have a point… but if I did, it would be that it’s so important to just get away from the four walls you live in.

Whether it’s voluntarily or you just get up and leave because if you don’t you’ll go insane.

It takes a big person to admit they’re not coping and need some time out.

I’m just eternally grateful I have such a McAwesome Husband who puts up with me.

I sometimes wonder how he does it – and why.

I know it’s because he loves me, and he knows that when I’m a super cranky pants, it’s not because I don’t love him.

We always lash out at those we love the most, because we can.

He is my rock, so unfortunately he will cop it.

In saying that, there is a line in the sand, it’s reasonably invisible, but once I’ve crossed it, he lets me know.

And I’m glad he does, because you know what, I could not live without him – no shit.

So don’t feel bad about escaping, because remember a happy wife means a happy life!

And yep It’s Tuesday so I’m linking up with the awesome and helpful Jess at Essentially Jess

Oh and by the way – to find out the 5 impossible things I want for Xmas read yesterday’s post!


Author: Have A Laugh On Me

I'm a mum to three, write from home and I rarely cook, craft or clean but admire those who do. I try to live by the mantra that there's no point in worrying about something that might not happen! Be warned this is not a fluffy, sweet mummy blog, rather a place where you can cringe, laugh and be shocked at my brutally honest take on my life.

21 thoughts on “My action-packed drive to the movies and why I love selfies, bogans and Team Jacob

  1. I’ve never felt bad about my time to myself! I needed from day dot with ONE child! Bummed I missed the movie, will just have to drag Mike there instead. I was team Jacob in the first movie, but obviously she’s meant to be with Edward. That’s fine, leaves Jacob free for meeeeee!!!!! Yummo. I reckon once the kids are in bed, instead of having a wine, jump in the car and go for a drive!

  2. what is not to love about a selfie!! love it! sounds like you had an awesome time – well deserved!


  3. I’m one of those guilt-ridden mums. I think I’ve left the house by myself… once(?) in the last month, and that was just to walk around three streets and pick up a rescue ferret and lug it home.

    … I’ll deny this if someone asks IRL… but I’m team Jacob. God, I’m too old to be team ANYTHING, I need to get a grip.

  4. Hello! Time out is essential – ESSENTIAL – especially when you are at the sharp end of mother hood which you certainly are. I learned the hard way… terrible PND… but I did learn and am RUTHLESS I tell you in my self care. Lovely to read your blog, I love the header and the whole idea of a laugh. Here’s to humour, the only way to survive motherhood!

    • Humour is definitely the only way to survive, this morning I nearly had a nervous breakdown at breakfast, I have to remember to breath!! And that they’re only little so don’t mean to drive me insane! I do need to schedule more time out – thanks for reminder!

  5. Totally with you – a bit of time out on your own keeps you sane.
    As for selfies – isn’t that what iPhones were made for?!

  6. I rarely have the car to myself so I also crank up the music and sing. I went to see Part 2 a few weeks ago, it was great. I don’t get out much (without any children, I usually have the 2 year old at least), but last week my friend had a baby and I got to go and visit for 3 whole hours! No children! It was fantastic.

  7. I am just like you! I love turning up the music and enjoying the space. I also love some me time to do the shopping or grab a glass of wine with a friend.

  8. I love the sneaky bits of time you get to yourself. What a great idea seeing the last movie in gold class. I have always been team Jacob. Rachel xx

  9. Glad you had a fabulous time by the looks and sounds of it. I love my time alone with kiddos at school now.

  10. That is me all over. Bring out the inner bogan an embrace it I say! Just discovered you Blog today through #ibot!

  11. I saw a green pea on that plate 🙂
    So good to get some girly time out. I’d love to see the new twilight movie, but think I’ll be forced to wait till its out on DVD

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