Monday, June 11, 2007

Skool's Out 4 Summer

Everybody, sing the song with me. Yippie! Thing 1 and 2 are out of school for the summer. They actually got out on Thursday but today is the first day that I've gotten to enjoy the full effect of sleeping in. Ahhhhh. Snuggling up in the sheets while the faint murmur of the Today Show lulls me back to sleep. On the one hand, I won't have to drive two plus hours each day schelepping them to and from school and to misc. activities. I REALLY get to flex-time with my job so the reward is if I get up early, I get to knock off mid-day and go to the pool and work on my tan - ha ha ha! And I won't have to make lunch, pry the boys out of the bed with a crowbar and yell like a pit crew chief to go, go, go so we're not late to school. On the other hand, I turn into slave driver and entertainment director for the next three months. Anyone want to take bets on when the words "I'm bored" are first uttered in this house? I'm hell bent on not letting them turn into couch potatoes and glaze over in front of the tv or video games. And yet again, I want them to have fun. Which means, I have to come up with lots of chores for them in the coming weeks. It won't be all business around here but I do have a paying job to do and I don't want to hear bickering, cartoons or video games all freakin' day. We'll see how good parenting skills rate in a couple of weeks. Don't place any bets on how good those are, Peeps.

I have some serious catching up to do and this is the one week in many where I'm not out of town for work and can do just that. Yes, I've been knitting. And I've also been spinning and workin' the dyepot and even dabbling with some designs. I've got many FO's to show you and lots of life stuff to share, too. The winds, they are a changin' round these parts so I have some adjusting to do but I'm up for the challenge.
In the meantime, I leave you with a random picture I took while visiting Raleigh last month. They were selling these sock monkeys at The Gap. I got bored while Thing 1 tried on the millionth pair of jeans so I snapped their picture. I should have bought all of them because looking at their picture makes me laugh every. single. time.


7 comments:

Nikki said...

Based on my own teenaged years, I'd be "I'm bored" will be out of a mouth by the end of the week at the latest...

those sock monkies are SO cute!

sahara said...

Those sock monkeys are absolutely hilarious!

Kelly said...

Ugh! I become a pit crew chief too! Glad I'm not the only one.

Glad to hear you'll get a relaxing summer... mostly!

Gina said...

I need chocolate cupcakes, know where I can get any?

Robin said...

I'm betting it won't take long for the dreaded "I'm bored" is uttered. It's like the "Are we there yet". They just can't seem to help it!

Mary said...

Tanya, are you doing any more with the Project Hokie Hope? I've got a hat to donate but am not sure where to send it. Perhaps I'll just give it to Mosaic....

cate said...

YOU. ARE. BACK! Missed you! Have fun with the Things. cate