Are my kids the only ones that go to school into June?
In celebration of today being the last day of school we played all afternoon. And when I say "all afternoon" I really mean from 4:00-5:30, because the school day here ends really late.
We all went outside (well, not all of us, because Opie has been spending a considerable amount of time in time-outs the past few days, so he came out a few minutes after every one else.)
The kids had Otter Pops.
I grabbed a shovel. The stupid shorty shovel that Husband bought, that I curse everytime I shovel anything. It's like half the size of a real shovel. STUPID SHORTY SHOVEL.
I started to dig out the spot where I want to plant a garden (yeah, I know I better hurry if I even want to grow anything. But with the weird-o cold weather, I figure I can't be that far behind, right?)
I let the kids play with the hose. All they wanted. And get as wet as they wanted. In their clothes. For as long as they wanted.
I cursed the stupid shorty shovel, but kept digging.....and digging. Something I hate worse than stupid shorty shovels are stupid long rooted weeds. STUPID LONG ROOTED WEEDS.
I finished with the weeds, and started laying in some blocky bricky things for the edges of my garden (see how serious I am about this garden thing? Ok, mostly the blocky bricky things are so Husband doesn't run over my garden when he mows the lawn. 'Cause he's kind of a lazy mower. But I'm still serious about this garden thing, and a serious garden deserves blocky bricky edges.)
The kids' screams turned from happy sounds into wailing sounds. I noticed that Monkey and Number Four were purple (that's what happens when you have low muscle tone....and wussy circulation).
The kids were shivering. I was sweating.
I made the kids strip at the door.
I praised the bathtub gods who granted us two.
I got warm water running downstairs. I got warm water running upstairs. I got the girls in the shower downstairs. I got the boys in the shower upstairs. I put shampoo in the girls' hair downstairs. I put shampoo in the boys' hair upstairs. I rinsed out the girls' shampoo and got them out of the shower downstairs. I rinsed the boys' shampoo and got them out of the shower upstairs. And then I ran downstairs to get a diaper for Monkey. And then I ran upstairs to get all the kids dressed.
I cursed the bathtub gods who put our tubs on different floors.
I sweated some more.
I plugged the kids into a movie.
I took a cold shower. Which was good, because after running two previous showers, at the same time, and cursing the bathtub gods, only cold water was left.
And then I made dinner.
Happy First Afternoon of Summer!!!!
(We will not be doing this every day. Even though I didn't even have to exercise this evening, after all of that. And when I say "this evening" I mean tuesday evening....although it's technically wednesday morning - but since I get to sleep in tomorrow, I'm still partying...at 2 AM.)