School’s out, but I’m still learning.
Here’s what I learned this week:
- The week is a lot longer when your husband leaves for a business trip to The Other Side of the World.
- Given the opportunity, my children will watch television, uninterrupted, for more hours than their ages in years.
- No one ever taught my youngest child to tie his shoes. (Guess what our homework will be this weekend?)
- If the babysitter sleeps over, the dogs will ignore me all night and into the wee hours of the morning. Yay!
- When construction begins on your home, the crew doesn’t seem to care that it’s the crack of dawn and they’re having a conversation under your bedroom window.
- If we receive buckets of rain on a Wednesday, there will be no excavation or rebar on a Thursday. Apparently, mud is an issue.
- If you complain to the company about chronic late newspaper deliveries, they move heaven and earth to make sure you don’t cancel.
- Apparently I cannot wear my gorgeous anniversary band all day, every day (they way I would like to) because I’m too rough and I’m killing it.
- If you don’t eat anything all day except a Fiber One bar and a cup of coffee, you’ll be hungry at the gym at 2.
- There are two dance classes at Thursday at 5:45 pm, but only one of them had dress rehearsal today at 5. And it wasn’t your daughter’s.
- Something is making a nest in our patio umbrella.
- If you shake out the twigs from the new nest in the patio umbrella on a daily basis, whatever it is that is trying to move in will just re-build overnight.
- If you leave the patio umbrella open, there will be no rebuilding.
- I’ve got cartilage (or something) floating around in my knee that precludes the normal movement of the knee from time to time.
- Floating, surprise! cartilage makes gym time interesting.
- The World Cup begins tomorrow, but Brazil doesn’t play until June 15th. This does *not* mean we will not watch Every.Single.Game.
- Not one school uniform piece (four kids x multiple uniforms) survived the school year. The good folks at Lands’ End will add extra warehouse staff at the end of July to manage my order.
- Even if there’s no school, the backpacks remain out where I am likely to trip over them.
- Tomato plants will die if you don’t water them. I can try to blame the deer or the weather for their demise, but the fact is I deprived them of water. No bruschetta for me.
- When you let your non-school-going children stay up late, you’re still asking for trouble. And so are they.
What did you learn this week?