Tuesday, June 22, 2004

baby, it's chilly and overcast outside...

wow, short summer...

yesterday you could have fried an egg on my head, and it sure felt as though someone did with the headache i had...in fact, regardless of being so hot yesterday, i could have fried an egg on my own head i was so mad at the woman who cut in front of me at the supermarket...

if you saw a sweaty, obviously harried woman doing the *checkout-line shuffle* with two boys intent on *helping* straighten up the gum at the checkout counter, and you saw that all she had was a box of extra strength advil, a bottle of water, and a very grim expression on her face would you CUT IN FRONT OF HER AND HAND YOUR ITEMS TO THE CHECKER WHEN SHE TOOK TWO STEPS AWAY TO RETRIEVE HER CHILD FROM THE PATH OF A SHOPPING CART!!!

i couldn't even speak...but right then the duke said loud enough for everyone to hear,

"hey, that's not fair!...we were here first!"

someone give that boy a popsicle!

and forget frying an egg on her head, that woman had it all over her face...

but i digress...

yesterday was hot as hell and today dawned chilly and overcast...are those rain clouds i see?...

of course, with this change in weather, i now have a cold, *sneeze sniff sniff*...and the weather change has made the boybarians extremely cranky and more snarky than usual...

wingman insists we have lunch NOW! (not even 9 a.m.)so he can have a popsicle...

and the duke of fun keeps asking when we are taking our summer vacation to florida...

we aren't...but he feels that if he keeps asking (and keeps asking and keeps asking) we eventually will because for years now he has wished to go to florida...and when you are the duke of fun, the world is often perceived as being your oyster...and the very least your parents can do is take you on a vacation to florida...

oh, and don't get me started on the *cereal box syndrome*...wherein the boybarians spy a new box of cereal in the cupboard and suddenly the cereal they have been eating and enjoying for days just won't do and they refuse to eat it...

"fine, i'll starve then!...is that what you want!?!"

not really, but maybe then you'll be too weak to scream...

so forget everything i said yesterday because my goals for summer do not apply to today...today is not a day for lists and it sure as hell isn't a day for goals and accomplishing anything...

today is a new day...a floaty, anything goes day...a batten down the hatches and turn on the t.v. day...a day for reading our new library books and watching movies...

except, hmmm...i'm looking outside and the sun is now barely peeking around a cloud...it's looks a bit more bright and bit less grey outside...

maybe it won't be a chilly, overcast, stay indoors, anything goes day after all?...

maybe i'll just close the curtains...

x.

by the way, at yesterday at the duke's track meet he ran all of his races really strong, did great on the hurdles, and came in second in long jump!!...he's got the shortest legs out there but remains enthusiastic and committed!...go duke!

2 comments:

singlemama said...

YOU HAVE TO WRITE A BOOK....Come on....you can do it with great ease! RJ

Ingrid said...

I've been reading practically everyday. Keep blogging!!!

Yes, boybarians that's what they are. Now, how to go about embracing those traits when I'm reminded of my elementary school mantra "I HATE BOYS!!!"...

Time to reread the wonder of boys, Ingrid?