Notice how far apart they stand from each other? They’re like magnet ends repelling each other.
Yes my muther effing house is blue! This is not my fault. These same people also chose blue formica countertops in the kitchen. WTF?!?!?!
*thinks about threatening graham with death if he doesn’t smile for photograph, figures he’ll cry and the photo would look bad, decides to ask him to pretend he finally made his hunter in World of Warcraft a level 70. That works
Graham and Madeleine compete for freaking everything. Their biggest deal in the morning is who gets shotgun when pjdaddy drives them to school in the mornings. Last school year I had it written on a calendar who’s turn it was because they always seemed to think it was their turn. First thing said this morning by the kids after an entire summer of not even thinking about it (maybe), “Who’s turn is it to sit up front?” Grrrrrrrrrrrrr!
9:00 First day of work in gym daycare
Garren and Gavin having a good ole time with their friends. Gavin’s diaper decided to leak while I’m in the manager’s office watching a training video.
Fast forward 31/2 hours
12:30 pm- Time for Garren’s first day of preschool. He did not want to go and was very unhappy. Leave Garren sulking at his desk.
12:35 Gavin’s sad because everyone’s gone. Both his brothers and his sister are gone. He thought he was going to school too.
Garren’s at school.
Man this is going to be a loooong 3 hours. I had these fantasies I was going to get all this laundry and cleaning and meal preparation done in these three hours, but no, Gavin wanted to sit on my lap the entire time because his whole family was gone and he was crushed. I didn’t know what to do to get some work done. And then it came to me.
Time to get some work done.
Oh did I mention I got this? Yeah, a puppy. I decided my life was getting a little too mellow and I needed to do something about it. Meet our puppy Arwen, doesn’t quite look like Liv Tyler from Lord of the Rings, but she’s the compliment to our Frodo. Shucks, looks like the world is just against me cleaning today. Whatever shall I do? I guess I give up.
Gavin, you wanna go to the libary with mommy?
3:30- Pick Garren up
How was your day at school Garren?
It was great! I want to go here every the day. I got a star!
Did you learn any letters or numbers today?
No thanks, I got a star.
Oooohkay, well at least he’s polite, right?
3:40- arrive to pick up Graham and Madeleine find out I’m the most favoritist parent ever because I was supposed to get them at 3:10.
So how was your first day of school guys?
Graham- So mom, there was this level 59 warrior…………
Graham, I asked you about school, not how World of Warcraft was yesterday.
Graham- Oh it was great, we hardly got any homework.
Well that’s good I guess.
Madeleine- Mom, I got to hang out with a popular girl today!
Well how do you know she was popular?
She told me she was. She told me not to tell anyone because it’s a secret.
*pretty sure I’m not handling this whole thing the right way and realize later maybe I was supposed to tell her that being popular is not what’s important. What’s important is that she’s a nice girl and people will like her because of that, not because of what clothes she wears and who she hangs out with. Man she’s only in first grade having a girl is gonna suck HARD!
Um, ok, but how is she the popular one. Maybe you’re the popular one?
*senses madeleine is getting irritated that I’m not just listening to her so I decide to shut up
Mom, she even talks popular.
*decide to ignore that comment” because I don’t even know what the hell it means. Does she say, “like” and “oh my gawd”? Is that what talking “popular” is?
What’s her name?
I don’t know