Jul 3, 2019
There's something you should
know about the Radkes. We don't have it all together. All of the
Perfection that you see when you look at us isn't real. When you
see me making a sandwich in my car that is because I really and
truly made a sandwich in my car. You may be wondering why I didn't
buy a Lunchable. The truth is the idea didn't dawn on me until
later. You don't have to worry about hurting our feelings this is
our life and what-you-see-is-what-you-get.
Sure, I want to be the kind of
mother that has a perfect craft room and makes cupcakes with
perfect fondant frosting. Sure, I want to be the person who shows
up early in case you need help setting up for the party. Sure, I
want to be all of these things, but I'm not. Who better to tell you
that than the Core Four of me, David, Remi, and Rocco. We are
discussing all of the things that happen on your worst first day of
- [05:02] Melissa doesn't
understand David's fascination with fantasy football.
- [05:59] David has created a
spreadsheet for every player.
- [06:48] School supply shopping
was horrible, and they filmed a terrible day for us.
- [08:16] None of us wanted to go
school shopping. The kids didn't want to go, and we didn't want to
- [09:01] We also waited till the
last minute, so there wasn't much of a selection.
- [10:57] The big deal about
backpacks is everyone sees them because you walk around with them
on your back.
- [12:15] Melissa knows that they
aren't really using all of those school supplies.
- [13:07] Remi is in middle
school and her supplies are carried around in her backpack. They
don't have lockers anymore.
- [19:02] I don't know from one
year to the next what they want to do when it becomes time to eat.
I had everything ready to go, but I just forgot it. I pulled into a
deli and got everything for the sandwiches and made them in the
- [22:29] When kids go to junior
high, the lunch line is like a food court.
- [25:08] Melissa made a choice
to not let the kids be late, and she had to "park" close at the
- [27:27] The episode was a
perfect episode to describe our lives, and how we act on a daily
- [27:54] David was romantic at
the end of the show.
- [31:46] I quit worrying about
stuff, and I'm okay doing the best that I can do.
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