January 2, 2010

My life. It is exciting.

I honest to goodness have nothing to talk about.

No really, my brain is on overload, and all I can think about is *Monday* when my children go back to school and I can finally get my house back in order.

It's cold and windy and they are refusing to go outside which has turned into a severe case of Whiny Pants Syndrome.

Symptoms include: Whining. Tantrums. Hair Pulling. Biting. Screaming. Extreme Mood Swings. Stubbornness. Sassing. Obstinance. Flailing body parts. Bursts of strength. Door slamming. Name calling. Tattling, followed by more tattling...

{note: this is not a complete list}

So thank goodness that school is back in session Monday morning, because I have thrown in the towel.

I haven't made people get dressed, or eat lunch, or pick up their toys... Nope, I've been sitting on the stair landing, re-reading Harry Potter. (I'm halfway through number five now, thankyouverymuch. I'm also realizing that I have a crush on Ron Weasley, despite the fact that (a) he's fictional and (b) a teenager.) 


My breaking point came a few days ago when in a fit of fury, food was flung over the stair railing to the ground below. Of course, it hit the side of the wall on its way down.... The wall with the flat white paint that shows every little ding.

I cleaned up the mess as much as I could, but could not reach this one stupid, trailing chunk.

I was too short to reach from the ground. I tried standing on a chair, but that didn't help. I couldn't reach from the floor above either.

For the last few days, I have been staring at a dried up chunk of something on my wall. Oh yes, I don't even know what it is, exactly. Because I gave up on cooking and we have been eating leftovers and cheese crisps for the last week.

I am in countdown mode because in less than 48 hours, I will be able to catch up on my laundry, un-stick the floor, de-chunk the wall, and maybe get a nap.

My life. It is exciting.

15 comments:

  1. Preach it sister, I can't wait for Monday either!

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  2. The choir. You're preaching to the choir.

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  3. I am definitely ready for school to start. My first grader starts Monday, but my preschooler doesn't start for one more week. Ugh.

    I have to make a confession - on Tuesday, I was on page 250 of Harry Potter book 7. Then I got immersed and HAD to finish that day. My kids watched 5 hours of tv that day. But hey, I finished, and they haven't watched tv since, so it's pretty much a wash, right?

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  4. Your week sounds like my life everyday....except I can't send my kids to school yet! :o) I just finished cleaning the play room and vacuumed about a pound of Chex cereal off the carpet. Don't get me started on the laundry....my poor husband has 1 pair of clean socks left. Enjoy your Monday!

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  5. I, on the other hand, would love to have at least another week of Christmas break. I am so not ready to get back to work/school.

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  6. For the last four days I have not taken my bathrobe off until 3 PM. I got quite a few sidelong glances from my husband on day three. He wisely said nothing. I'm just waiting it out at this point.

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  7. I'm on the other side and I am going back to work (teaching) on Monday and I am ready to cry just at the thought of it!

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  8. You are hilarious and my new favorite person. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Mombabe, love the new header! I can't wait for Monday and I don't have kids!

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  10. I am so with you. Monday cannot come fast enough! We are in the last bedtime before school starts and I have 2/3 of my children crying and 2/3 yelling (I realize there is overlap) and I am trying to make it just a little longer without exploding.

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  11. You don't have to brag about all of the glamour.

    Hang in there, friend...there is a light at the end of the tunnel...the light is the back lights of the school bus pulling away, for me.

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  12. I heart Harry Potter.

    Enjoy the Monday.

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  13. My favorite ten minutes of the year are the ones when my kids walk out the door to school the first day after Christmas break, and the house is SILENT. It is a beautiful, beautiful thing.

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  14. I know EXACTLY how you feel. Only yesterday, when the grind started rolling again, I was freaking out because I had so many places to drive the kids to, and I didn't get to sleep in.
    Makes me wish I'd taken advantage while I had the chance.

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