Come in home base, we have reached rest time and can see the summit. Over.

Having exercised for the last four days straight, with two of those days being 30DS Level OMG and one of those days being a one mile run, I decided that today should be a day of rest for my aching muscles.  Unfortunately, it was also a complete day of rest for Noah, who came home from school yesterday with a fever.  He was entirely recovered within the night.  The unfortunately is totally for my benefit.

All three of us have been here at home all day, and only in the last hour have we gotten dressed.  There is crap everywhere, and Rosie decided that if everyone ELSE was getting a day of rest, she’d like to take a day of rest, too.  From rest.  So we’re all just hanging around, staring at each other and sometimes the TV.

I started off in the morning great guns, setting Noah up with an (wait for it…) ARTS AND CRAFTS PROJECT.  And before you run me out of town for that last comment I made about being crafty I would like to defend myself by saying that not doing something crafty today would essentially have been like sleeping with the fishes, in that I would have wanted to throw myself off a bridge if I heard the words I’M BORED one more time.

Paintz

Also, there is a little matter of this Friday being hand out yer Valentine’s day at school and the other little matter of our gaping hole of a bank account, so this was like one stone knocking those two birds right off their keesters.

‘Tines

However, whatever modicum of domesticity I had in me was used up by about 10 AM, and the rest of the morning looked mostly like this:

Hangin’

Which unfortunately doesn’t come with a soundtrack, because if it did, you too could be privy to Noah’s newfound interest in “speaking Spanish,” i.e. nonstop babbling of gibberish and gobble de gook.  I don’t know if you’ve ever seen that episode of Friends, but think Joey and the French lesson.  Only all day. “Would you like hot dogs for lunch?”  “CHAWKA BEEGY BOOP SHAMMA LINGA LING!”  “DUDE, what?”  “Mom, I said YES.  With KETCHUP and MUSTARD.  IN SPANISH.”

If I don’t post tomorrow, you’ll know that my brain circuits did in fact overload and melt from all the contained exasperation they sustained.

4 comments

1 Allen { 02.11.09 at 3:54 pm }

Those valentines are the sweetest. You will absolutly make the other moms jealous that they didn’t have the time for an arts & crafts project with their kids. You don’t have to divulge the exact circumstances or motivation…

2 Rev. Mama { 02.11.09 at 4:00 pm }

Completely in agreement with Allen here. I can’t figure out how I’ll get Jackson to *sign* his cruddy “But I wanted the Buzz LIghtyear Kind!” Valentines that I purchased from Target. Noah’s are spectacular. Circumstances schmurcumstances. You’ve got a winner there.

3 racher { 02.11.09 at 5:01 pm }

That’s funny Rev. Mama because just now Noah said “But I wanted The Flash Valentines!”
Sorry about your luck, kid.

4 alianora { 02.11.09 at 9:12 pm }

Cutest Valentines ever! Hmm..I wonder where my watercolors have wandered off to..I need to make something this cute for my kids in my class.

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