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Ordinary People. Ordinary Things. with Melissa Radke

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 school.

Show Notes:

  • [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 take them.
  • [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 car.
  • [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 school. 
  • [27:27] The episode was a perfect episode to describe our lives, and how we act on a daily basis. 
  • [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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