My Lord Dr was taking me out the other week and the ritual of getting ready was required.
Miss Gremlin is 11 on Sunday, the ides of March (Shakespeare apparently) and it doesn’t feel like that long ago she was pigtails and curls.
I got talking to someone recently about the Crocodile Hunter, it was probably in an interview I did, and it reminded me of an adventure we had just before we left Australia. So I thought I’d share it in case you ever get to go. Because you know you want to…
Mondays…. Ugh they’re hard any old week but coming off the back of Thanksgiving and 4 blissful days of relaxing and sleeping then they’re doubly difficult. Add to that the fact that you’ve had a child in and out of the pain of a stomach virus that just won’t go away and then you know how my morning is going.
It been pretty hot lately and the children have been spending plenty of time under water and so haven’t really be worrying too much about actual bathing, you know like with soap and forget about putting deodorant on. Not to mention it’s been Miss Gremlin’s only relief during her week of stomach pain. So I haven’t really been paying attention.
Here the thing about grief… for the last week I have been dreading the 8th July. It’s the second anniversary of my Dad’s passing. And on that day all the memories of that event come flooding back, well they did last year.
Shocked? Sorry 🙂 Here’s what happened: I’ve already had ‘The talk’ with Miss Gremlin, she’s got those facts straight, well straight enough for a 9 yo; yeah maybe for a 20 yo, whatever. We have so many strange conversations while we just walk home from school or eye therapy, it’s our girl time. She loves it. I have no problem …
If you give your child an ipad, you better makes some rules. Don’t let them go to bed with it, or they’ll be late to school.
Seriously, this school year will NOT DIE… Yesterday was a half day. Brilliant idea. Make the kids get up on a Monday morning to go to school until 11:30. These guys are smokin’ crack! I may need some soon but this is how we’re limping to the finish line….
I’m calling tonight Meaningless Monday Memories…. I worked really hard today on other people’s stuff so here’s some cute stuff for you just to go AWWW! It’s all I got 😉 My family of pirates… arrrrghhh