Thursday, May 19, 2011

The End of the School Year Is Kicking My Ass

Oh my. You would not believe my May. Well, maybe you would. You are all probably in about the same end-of-the-school-year panic as me. I'm not even worried yet about the crushing weight of three children home with me all summer because I'm not quite sure that I'm going to make it until school lets out in mid-June.

I actually have my fingers crossed for the rapture on Saturday. I imagine that such an event could only do good things for my to-do list, which could then be consolidated down to one item: Go looting.

I'm not hopeful though. And even if does happen, it's not going to get me out of chaperoning Jack's 2nd grade field trip to the Natural History Museum tomorrow. Although I'm sure that trip will be fun...unless Jack knocks down a dinosaur or something. I'll be sure to take a photo if he does.

I have been doing a lot of writing over the past few days for other, non-Stimeyland venues, so I didn't quite realize that I haven't written here for more than a week. I do assure you, however, that I have been compiling lists of topics to write about over the course of the next few days, rapture notwithstanding.

Here are your options/topics I will foist upon you/reasons why I didn't write last week:

• It was Jack's birthday last week. He's eight now. That's all I have to say about that.

• We are still mid-dental nightmare for Jack. At this point, he is scheduled for complete sedation in a dental office in another state. I have a lot more to say about this.

• You wanna know what I did on Tuesday? I took my cat to the vet in the morning, went home to discover that my dog had ripped her nail to pieces, and went back to drop a whole other sackload of cash at the vet in the afternoon. I am currently dispensing nine medications to four species every morning and a similar, if not larger number, in the evening.

• I chaperoned Quinn's kindergarten field trip to the zoo last Friday. As mentioned, I'm chaperoning Jack's field trip to the Natural History Museum this Friday. Next Friday? I chaperone Sam's field trip to the National Building Museum. It might be worth it to get a daytime job so I'm not available during the day anymore.

• Jack and Quinn shared a birthday party on a rainy day last weekend. It was a blast. I served margaritas. Not to the kids. Well, not to most of the kids.

• I haven't returned an email for, like, three weeks. I am so behind on, well, on everything. Bear with me, okay? Until I return, I offer you the post I wrote for the Wheaton Patch about how I have never correctly determined if my kids are sick or not when they ask to stay home from school.

Okay then. Barring rapture, we'll chat again soon!

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