Wednesday, July 30, 2008

I Surrender

I have been trying very hard not to be on a blogging break. And failing. Desperately. Because school starts back for my two older children in two weeks. And suddenly I am trying to cram in summer's last hurrah between haircuts and trips to shop for clothes and shoes and three ring binders. And preparing my first 3-year-old choir lesson. And scheduling voice lessons and t-ball practices. And my brain is spinning like a top.

And I am planning a trip out of town for my anniversary next weekend. Which is to say that I have decided we are going out of town for our anniversary next weekend, but am still not certain where. But I am certain my mother-in-law is coming to stay here. In my house for the weekend. And sleep in my bed. And that means she must be able to find my bed amid the piles of clothes and books and craft supplies and shoes and toys-to-be-passed-down that currently surround it. And so I must clean.

A LOT.

And it is possible that when next Friday night comes The Man and I will get in the car and drive and still not know where we are going or staying. And that will be okay. Because the only voices in the car will be our own. And wherever we stay will not need to have a fridge for milk or a portable crib or a pullout sofa. We'll only need the one bed, thank you.

And the rest of it won't really matter.

But for now. I am defeated. Chaos reigns supreme.

I'll see you when I come up for air.

10 comments:

flutter said...

be here when you do

painted maypole said...

you'll be teaching voice and leading 3 year olds in a choir (3 year olds?!?!? you are a saint)

enjoy your getaway from the chaos. ;)

Kathryn said...

Take a break! You need a break! We'll still be here. :)

Kyla said...

We're kind of doing the same frantic dash around here. Except our problems are KayTar is sick and puking and Friday there is supposed to be a video crew here on Friday, which is also the day BubTar gets stitches out and the day I turn 25.

ENJOY your weekend away. I'm jealous!!

Lori said...

Two weeks!! Aaaack! That's too soon! I don't understand these summer schedules that come to an end in the middle of August. August is still summer, people! I am of the firm belief that at the VERY least school should not begin again until after Labor Day. Oh, the changes I will make when I am Queen of the World! :)

There is nothing like having to get your house ready for grandma to come and take care of the kids! So much to think of (and clean!!) I know the feeling!

And... a choir for 3 year olds.... you simply must explain that one, when you come back up for air.

Beck said...

Have a good summer, sweetie!

karen said...

Got a couch your MIL could sleep on? :) We'll miss you in Canada, but I'm sure you will have a great weekend away!

Madge said...

I am feeling your pain. School is coming up in two weeks for us as well...... I'm feeling so overwhelmed.

Genny said...

I know how you feel. Sometimes the schedule just gets crazy! Have a great time on your weekend away.

Lynn Stallworth said...

I wasn't sure how I'd like them, but I am extremely thankful for school uniforms (for taking the mall shopping with the million other people this w/e out of my hands), and a week later start time than most schools around here. I need the extra week to get my act together! We may do some "fall" shopping that week. Happy cleaning! Did I REALLY just say that :op