Saturday, August 15, 2009

Dust Me

So I was informed by my husband 2 days ago that my blog was getting dusty. He's right, and yet here it is two days later and I'm stealing time to slap together something that might or might not be considered an actual post.

For the record, this summer is kicking my butt. The one weekend I had free was this weekend, and at the last minute yesterday it filled up to an overflowing status that closely resembles all the other weekends we've had since June.

A couple of days ago, someone asked Smoochie what he's done this summer. He looked up with his sparkly blue eyes, smiled his Jack-O-Lantern smile, and stated (for the record), "Watch Cartoons."

Are you KIDDING ME? At this point said stranger is thinking, "Wow lets dish out a mom of the year award. And give the kid a tub-o-corn-dogs while we're at it." They didn't have to say it, I could hear it over the crickets chirping.

I, of course, felt the need to redeem myself. "What about your week in Florida? Your trip to St. Louis for the river float and visiting the St. Louis Arch? How about when the girls (his cousins) stayed with us for 4 days? And the almost two weeks you spent at your Grandma's while your Auntie Gayle and other cousins were visiting from Seattle? The trip to Great America was what, chopped liver? The afternoon at the local water park was just an illusion, right? Ooh! I know, the camping trip to Michigan? What about our pool passes that we've used and abused?"

I swear the boy gave me a look that made me look like the Rice Krispies lady in that commercial-
and said, "Yeah but mom, we get to watch A LOT OF CARTOONS."

I will try my hardest to get a new improved post up at some point on Monday, but in the meantime we'll be running ourselves ragged WATCHING CARTOONS.


Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

That is so funny. I took my kids to the dentist last week and heard him ask my son the same question: "Have you done anything fun this summer?" I was horrified to hear him say, "Not really. Just played computer games." It was all I could do not to burst in there and say, "Actually we did a LOT of things," and start rattling them off. Ha.

Jafael said...

Hahaha! I guess boys start being boys from the very beginning, don't they?

But that means you could schedule an entire summer month with nothing but cartoons, and he'd be equally thrilled, right?

for a different kind of girl said...

Around here, the answer would probably be "We watched a lot of iCarly."

However, that wouldn't be true. We watched a lot of shows on the Discovery Channel.


That and a lot of other things that ran me ragged, but that I also think they'll remember one of these days...maybe while they're sitting in their classroom, wishing they were home and hanging out with me!

Traci said...

Yah...what is up with this sporatic posting??? I want an alarm like that..what is it? I am one of those who covers my eyes and hits the advance button so I won't know how fast it is....LOVE IT. Keeps me on time! That is one thing about homeschooling...I for some reason, don't take first day pics...I guess because we pretty much do it year just blends together.