Friday Flip-offs #2

Last week I tried Friday Flip-offs for the first time here in Sluiter Nation.  It felt great!  I love that KludgyMom does this link up every week.  It’s hilarious and cathartic to flip off all the shiz in life.  So here I go…

First of all, to Eddie’s fever and roseola rash?  Um, you made my little boy all tired and sad and clingy and not his usual fun self this week.  That sucks.  FLIP OFF!

To those storms last night…while I appreciate a great storm every now and then?  I do NOT love super severe weather that makes me feel like I need to watch that idiot Kyle on WoodTv8 for hours to make sure a tornado is not going to take my deck off.  Storms?  You get a double-fisted flip-off.

Speaking of last night, whatever it is that was making Eddie not sleep and need to constantly be held, but not really want to be held, but was preventing him from sleeping soundly?  Flip-offs from both me AND Cort! (that is four middle fingers, by the way).  Do NOT do that for Grandma this weekend!

To my dry, itchy skin and cracked feet…seriously, where did you COME FROM?  You make me feel all icky and gross and ugg-o.  cut it out.  Oh and FLIP OFF!

And finally, to my bad attitude about camping and canoeing this weekend.  Yes, Cort and I are dropping off our little Eddie Bear to my parents’ house and going tent-camping/canoeing with Cort’s side of the family.  We will have LOADS of fun, but I am having separation anxiety about leaving my on the mend little guy.  I have been trying to find all the reasons why this will be a sucky weekend, but in reality?  I love this side of the family SO much!  They bring the fun like no other and we will have a RIOT.  So flip-off to the attitude.  You are not welcome anymore!

So there you go.   Whew.  That actually feels much better.  And now that that is done and I have a venti starbucks coffee in my system, I can handle this day!  Now excuse me while I find my camping gear!

Oh, and to read more Friday Flip-offs, be sure to go visit Kludgy Mom!!

About Katie

Just a small town girl...wait no. That is a Journey song. Katie Sluiter is a small town girl, but she is far from living in a lonely world. She is a middle school English teacher, writer, mother, and wife. Life has thrown her a fair share of challenges, but her belief is that writing through them makes her stronger.


  1. Awesome flips, girl! So sorry to hear Eddie isn't feeling and sleeping well 🙁 Hope he'll feel better soon.
    Have a great weekend 😀

  2. I am with you on the feet. Mine are horrible. No lotion or cream ever helps them. My husband has these soft, nice feet. They are wasted on a guy!!!

    Try to have a good time this weekend. Maybe your little guy will feel tons better after today and you'll be good to go!

  3. New Breed Mama says

    The concept of Friday Flip-offs! I am going to have to do this sometime!! You will have a fabulous weekend camping! It is hard to leave little ones though. Keep up the positive attitude and it'll be a blast! =)

  4. WTH am I Doing? says

    My Hub also has nice feet. He is also skinnier than me & complains that he can't gain weight. *sigh*

    I hope your little guy gets to feeling better AND that you have fun this weekend. Remember, smores are yummy & flaming marshmallows are entertaining….especially if you bring a flask. ;o)

  5. You guys live in the Grand Rapid, MI area ( I live in the Lansing area and we receive WoodTV8…)? Hope your little guy feels better soon-he is a cutie!!

  6. makemommygosomethingsomething says

    Whew…feel better?!!! what's up with rashes this year? Dang. I have some cream for Eddie if he needs it…LOL!!! Seriously though, I'm bummed about Eddie. It's no fun with a sick baby at home.
    Sending healing vibes

  7. Pumpkin and Piglet says

    Aw, poor Eddie! And poor you and Cort with the not sleeping! Try and have fun this weekend, it sounds like it will be a good time 😀

  8. You've had quite a week. Sorry about your son's sickness and sleepless nights. No fun for anyone. Hope you have a fab time this weekend inspite of the anxiety.

  9. says

    Glad you joined in-the FFO are a blast. My feet look like stale bread-it's terrible.

  10. I totally offer flip-offs to anything making little ones not sleep well.

  11. Amy's Blah, Blah, Blogging says

    I like that last flip off best. I love the idea of saying, "Bad attitude, you need to just go!" 🙂 And I really hope it does. Have a great time!

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  13. Hope you are having fun camping!

    It's all nice and comfy and bugless at our house.