That, my friend, is the sound of silence, and it is PURE BLISS! Don't get me wrong, I love my children more than my own life, but Lord have mercy, this was the longest summer EVER!
My kids fight. Bad. I know what you're thinking, all siblings fight, but mine take it to a whole new level. I actually had to come up with a TV and recliner schedule (yes, they would fight over who got to sit in the recliner). Mind you, I have a lovely finished basement, complete with a 50-something-inch TV, but alas, it is a basement (and basements are haunted, don't you know?).
Something as simple as taking a shower in the morning involved more planning than the capture of Saddam Hussein. But sometimes even after said planning, I'd be subject to blood curdling screams while trying to lather up. One time, I thought I'd take a risk and shower while they were both occupying the same room (I know, rookie mistake). They had just started eating breakfast, so I thought I had time for a quick shower--no hair washing, no shaving--we're talking five minutes at most. About two minutes into it, I hear screaming, crying, and something similar to stampeding cattle. A second later, they were both in the bathroom; my only salvation was the shower curtain separating me from my rabid children. Apparently, my seven-year-old girl bit (yes, BIT) my son, and so my ten-year-old boy kicked her. And why were they fighting like two wrestlers from the WWE? I wish I could remember, but I'm sure it had something to do with a TV remote and/or recliner.
Yes, this was how I spent my summer vacation. Be jealous. Be VERY jealous.
Ah kids, so much work! I fought like that with my brother all the time (my poor mother) I bet she couldn't wait until we went back to school either! BTW, I had a boy!ReplyDelete
Aww, a baby boy :o) I think boys are a little more challenging when they're little, but easier when they get older (my little girl is turning into such a diva!). Again, congrats to you and your family :)Delete
Tomorrow! Tomorrow is freedom! Must survive tonight, though.... :-)ReplyDelete
I will do a little jig for you in celebration at approximately 9:00 am. ;-)Delete
I hear you screaming! Same with my two wild children. Now they're back and school and I'm back to my writing schedule. Joy!ReplyDelete
It's wonderful, isn't it? I so missed writing during the day; this writing at night thing was getting old (apparently, it's very difficult to write when your eyelids won't stay open ;)Delete
I can't tell you how much I am looking forward to school! Mine are only 1 and 2, and already I am counting the days until I am able to write whenever I want to and not just during nap time!ReplyDelete
Ironic enough, I haven't gotten much writing done! I've been catching up on errands, Dr. appts., cleaning, etc! Hopefully in another week or so I can get back to my usual writing routine ;)Delete
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Ah, yes. We had this, too. My girl and my boy bicker like old married couple. They've finally started school and I get to be home with the baby. Bliss!
Glad to hear you survived the summer! <3
Oh that's right! With both kids in school now, you get all kinds of one-on-one time with the baby :o) You're right--pure bliss!Delete
"Something as simple as taking a shower in the morning involved more planning than the capture of Saddam Hussein" Bahahahahaha- This is me every morning!!! I haven't had an uninterrupted shower in four years! This post is awesome.ReplyDelete
It's funny how you miss the little things after having kids--uninterrupted showers, feeding just yourself at dinner, running up to the store . . . Oh, well ;o)Delete
Thanks for stopping by, Amy :O)
I'm not sure if it's sad or flattering that they've named a mistake after me... :)ReplyDelete
SO GLAD THOSE LITTLE DEADBEATS ARE BACK IN SCHOOL WHERE THEY BELONG!
You and me both! Seriously, I have no idea how I made it through this summer.Delete
p.s. I'm already sweatin' Thanksgiving break!