Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Calgon, Take Me Away!!

The post also known as "Medfield Public Schools, Take My Child Away!" (at least for six hours of the day!)

Ha, that rhymed and I didn't even mean it to...I am a poet and didn't even know it...

OK, the first two lines of this post should give away my state of mind at the moment--I am FRAZZLED! (which is not to be confused with Fraggles, which was a fantastically trippy show that was on when I was a kid in the 80's).


I feel like I am going in 10 different directions at once, trying to accomplish multiple things at exactly the same time, and my head is spinning! School, thankfully, starts next week and I am hoping that means that things will calm down a bit. I miss that moment at about 8:30 a.m. when 8-year-old has gotten on the bus and my 2-year-old and I are left in blissful silence to enjoy our day of playing, working and doing stuff around the house. Someone once said to me "One child is one child, two child is 10!" This is so freakin' true! You would think since my son is the ripe old age of 8 that he wouldn't be all that much work, or even that the 2-year-old would be more work than he is. Well, you obviously don't have a boy with ADHD. He is more work than she is on most days, and when you add his antics to her 2-year-old idiosyncrasies, you get me looking like this:

Yes, this is me. I cannot BELIEVE I am posting this picture on the internet, but there you have it! This is me after a day of wiping my daughter's EXCESSIVELY snotty nose every two minutes or so, trying to do laundry, work, set up our new TV, keep up with my 8-year-old, send back sneakers that came in the mail that didn't fit and the label wouldn't print, and going to Walmart with both kids to get my allergy medication, because otherwise I might just roll over and die without it. I would like to petition now for full-year schooling, because really, my kid needs structure and education, not me looking like this, yelling at him to please sit down for five minutes so I can get some work done!

Until then, I think I at least need a warm bath. Thankfully, my in-laws left on a trip this morning so I may just be able to sneak up to their bathroom and take a bath in their tub (a luxury I never get because we don't have one in our cave downstairs).

I need to get me some Calgon, and I am off...hopefully to find my sanity!