. . . . . .
Allow me to repeat:
THE CHILDREN. ARE. IN BED.
Now I'm gonna have some ME TIME!!!!
. . . which, sadly, translates to "time for me to write something while I swig cherry coke and look at cat pictures and think about possible snack options in the pantry."
So I just sent a long-winded message to my mom (as I often DO), and was just thinking about how it would be REALLY SUPER GREAT if I could just write a blog post as easily as I write a message to her.
So that's what I'm gonna do here, as an exercise.
We'll see how it turns out. =)
OH MY GOD I LOVE THESE CHILDREN BUT SWEET LORD WE'RE ONLY A WEEK INTO SUMMER AND I THINK THEY MIGHT KILL EACH OTHER AND THEY ARE DRIVING ME CRAZY AND DO WE HAVE TO TAKE THEM WITH US ON VACATION???
Perhaps I am naive, but I was a smidge disappointed. =(
And then on Sunday, he actually did go see his mom for a while, and pretty much before their car had left the driveway, Took was already saying: *sigh* "I miss him."
. . . granted, this was still only roughly 45 minutes after he had smacked the crap out of the back of his brother's head with a plastic hammer. . . but perhaps he was experiencing remorse for that. One can hope. =)
Padawan: "A video game. Baseball or football."
Took: "New baby!!!"
They were just happy as cats. =D
Me: "Hey. . . . you know why I got that shirt?"
Pad: ". . . why?"
Me: "CAUSE IT WAS ONLY 99 CENTS!!!!"
And it made me feel really good!
And sometimes I'd find myself looking around the house, thinking:
BOOM!!! You're clothed for summer!
How about let's do some CHORES and make some MONEY and learn some RESPONSIBILITY??!!?? The cats don't need clean water EVERY day, right??!!?
How about a WHOLE STACK of chapter books?? How about a Ninja Frog that solves crimes??
I win at life.
So that's all for now.
. . . I know what you're thinking. . .
And the answer is no.
It doesn't take much to make me happy.