Tuesday, May 24, 2011

goodbye, my freedom




"I'm dressing up today," I said to myself.

"I'm putting on my newest shoes.
I'm wearing a skirt.
I'm curling my eyelashes, or at least trying to.
I want to look cute for my last day of freedom."

Because today is the last day of preschool for the year.

Those six blessed hours I spent writing at Starbucks every week?

Gone.

As is the occasional child-free shopping trip or eyebrow threading or haircut.

Have you ever tried to get your eyebrows threaded while trying to keep a toddler in a stroller that said toddler has learned to unbuckle? It's like trying to hug an octopus while doing brain surgery, except if you mess up, you lose half an eyebrow.

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From here to September, it's just me and these hooligans.





I AM SO SCREWED.


7 comments:

K A B L O O E Y said...

Two words: day camp.

delilah, the unruly helpmeet said...

Two words: SMALL CHILD NOT POTTY TRAINED.

Well, it's more words. But it means day camp is worthless. And overly costly. Le sigh.

amber d* said...

May the force be with you!

ksquires1627 said...

At least they are cute little hooligans.

Tanya said...

Having a similar problem. Why do you have to pay so much to get rid of your kids during the day?! Cheapest summer camp I found so far is $145 per week at the Y. The interesting stuff like zoo camp runs almost $250 not including meals. Of course that's the trade off for moving somewhere where there's stuff. No stuff is cheap. Stuff is expensive.

Honestly, I'd rather have her in something educational but noooo year-round school is socialist. /end rant-comment hijack

stephanie constantin said...

Where's your mother's helper/neighborhood 13 year old?

And totally off topic...LOVE T-Rex's shirt!

delilah, the unruly helpmeet said...

My mother's helper isn't out of school until the 27th, and even then, she doesn't want to commit to 2 times per week for my requisite 6 hours.

I'm hoping she gets bored and broke supa-quick and flies back into our loving arms.

The boy's shirt = my mom bought that when the girl was a baby. We've gotten a lot of wear out of that shirt!