Wisdom Comes Suddenly

It’s Time

January 2nd, 2014 · No Comments


Every single leftover has been eaten and/or spun into some creative casseroley-soup-y recipe. Every new game has been played. Twice. Snowmen have been built, melted, and built again. I’ve been cleaning up from Christmas for years. Greg asked me to take down the tree and remove it from the house. I think because the poor judgement was HIS, he should be responsible for the chaos that ensued. Suffice-it-to-say he can never die, and I have no business wrestling evergreens twice my height. Tree: 1. Lori: 0.

The New Year’s celebrations threw my once sleepy children into an insomnia-ridden tailspin, and I haven’t slept through the night in a few days.  The stress is starting to show, which means I’ve been wearing mismatched sweats from my college years, and eating gummy bears, in a non-stop kind of way. I’ve officially switched from, “Yummy! Winter Break! Let’s watch movies and stay up late and drink hot cocoa!”, to the quite predictable school vacation ending of, “I can’t remember when I last washed my hair and yes, of course you can eat that Hershey bar for lunch. Now stop yelling at your sister, and I don’t care if she touched the air in your general direction.  FOR GOD’S SAKES, IT’S 2 am! WHY ARE WE HAVING THIS DISCUSSION?!”

But when I found this toy set-up in the girls’ playroom, I knew….IT IS TIME.  It’s time for them to go back to school.  For Science Fair season to start.  For the 2nd half of my PTA Presidency to get underway. For us to enter the final stretch of preparing the house to go on the market. Yes, I think we can all agree that the Calico Critter Kitty Momma receiving torturous dental care from a frightening robot holding a fork IS the message: it’s time.

Do tell: what creative things are you doing during cabin fever this break? Or maybe you’re someplace warm and wish to rub it in that I shoveled the driveway before the snow stopped falling today?  Cannot…make…one…more…pot…of…soup…


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