USA Mike has been in the studio producing an album for the lovely Lauren for the past week and a half so I have cut back my work schedule to take on some serious mommy duty. Honestly, I don’t know how stay-at-home moms do this job 7 days a week. It’s really exhausting. The nice part, aside from spending rare daytime hours with the kiddos, is that I’ve been doing a lot of cooking and entertaining at home.
Jack had a few weeks off from the Jonas Brothers tour so he and Ashlee, one of my favorite ladies from the Miley tour, came over last Friday for dinner. It was great to catch up with them and get all of the latest news of their lives. Ash is putting in some major time with her drum lessons and Jack is about to embark on a hugely ambitious year with the JoBros. Henry and Z are always over the moon to hang out with cool people that they met on tour.
jack, ashlee & z
ash & z with the lushis-mobile
Over the weekend, we had our somewhat regular Sunday pool party bbq. During the summer months (when we aren’t in boston) we try to get as many people as possible over to our house on the weekends to swim, eat and drink. The last variable of that equation usually has me feeling like shit on Monday morning, but it’s always worth it.
luke, kate & henry
luke & isabel
omg, it’s milo & jackson!!!
Last week, I went to the 40th birthday party of one of my best girlfriends, Kaylyn Thornal. At some point during our 15 year friendship, I became a soccer mom and she became a hot lesbian director. It’s as if that song “Ebony & Ivory” was written just for us, but instead of a song about blacks and whites, it’s breeders and dykes. I’m not sure who’s Stevie Wonder and who’s Paul McCartney in this relationship but I love her a lot and she, me.
mish, kaylyn, fan & kristen
Michael & I just bought a painting by the artist Tim Bavington. As always, the brilliant Naomi was the person who introduced this beautiful piece of art into our lives but I have to be honest: I am terrified now that I have this thing in my house. If Henry throws one of his Indiana Jones daggers in the wrong direction, we will be screwed to the tune of a new car and then I will be forced to administer a near fatal beating to my own flesh and blood. Trust me when I say that I can think of a dozen similar scenarios between my children and this painting that might reasonably result in me resorting to some kind of violence, and that’s kind of scary. Hey, beauty is truth. Sometimes brutally so. Check out our awesome new painting!
naomi & the bavington
For those of you who have asked for my opinion on the Miley Cyrus maelstrom, here is my answer.
i don’t care. nor should you.