Monday, August 23, 2010

I see your true colors.

Welcome to the first day of the rest of my life.


...let me reiterate. Wooohooo!

Yes, my children, all three of them little snot nosed cutie pies, started school today. From this day onward I will never have a child NOT old enough to attend a state run educational institute.

I have a junior, a sixth grader, and a kindergartner. Every single one of them away from home from 8 in the morn to 3 in the afternoon.

The only reason I'm not typing this post naked is that today is a short day at kindergarten. They are easing in the littlest ones to a full day. As such I was required to attend class with him today. My kid, he's ready. He's so ready. ABC's, 123's, crayons and wiping boogers on all their surfaces instead of mine. By Wednesday I expect to be enjoying breezes in my home that aren't scented like boxed macaroni and cheez dinner.

Giggle...THIS KID from preschool is in his class.

Justin, my schoolteacher husband who also returned to the grind today, has told me to take a year or two off my previous child raising grind before finding another grind to replace it with. I can go along with this. I've been wiping bums and boogers for sixteen years. Sometimes working, mostly not, but never in a place where I've had the choice. He says "Explore your choices."

This is why my husband is a very sexy man.

No, one of my choices is not to turn on my webcam during those breezy moments. Do you really need a case of nausea that badly? You'll go blind. Then you'll sue.

I definitely have plans now that I have a huge chunk of time to explore myself.


I definitely have plans now that I have a huge chunk of time to develop my skills and talents. Skills and talents. I do have a few. Exploring those has had to reside next to children putting a half eaten cookie on them and leaving a grease stain. Or interrupting them to wipe waste products off toilet seats and handles and light switches. Or just tossing them in the trash because someone drew on them with the magic markers that were once put away up high because they were told not to use them.

One of my plans is to not spend all day trying to beat my brother in law's obscenely high scores in Bejeweled Blitz. That one is futile.

But, some of my other plans, I hope to write about along the way.

I swear to God and a baby duckie that I have not felt this light in years.

Don't get me wrong. I love my kids. I am and this housewife has a voice and it's time to shout.



  1. You know, when my youngest started Kindergarten 2 years ago I was SO depressed. Depressed about how fast they were growing up...however, now I have 8th, 4th and 2nd graders and I DREAD no school days and vacations..LOL...I love my kids too, but I am a SAHM who is ALONE from 8:15 until 2:30 and I cherish every minute of it, no matter how bored I am.

    Welcome to the wonderful world of ALL THE KIDS ARE IN SCHOOL!

  2. I think I was 18 when a doctor told me I'd probably never have kids, you couldn't wipe the smile off my face with all the gauze in that hospital. :0)

  3. I was that age when the doctor informed me that yes indeedy, I was going to definitely have a kid.

  4. LOL I was 18 too! I gave birth to my first demon spawn 5 days before my 19th


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