Saturday, June 12, 2010

Ask "Where do Babies Come From?" Instead

Crawling into bed last night, Daughter got comfortable, looked at me before putting her night shade on, and said, "What are we going to do tomorrow?"

If the thought of that question didn't strike a mixture of fear and annoyance into you, that means in addition to it being my child doing the asking, you...

...didn't spend a couple of hours cleaning and tidying the house in the morning;

...didn't throw a "First Day of Summer Vacation" party at your house;

...didn't have as many as 18 kids in and around your house;

...didn't have as many as 14 kids, all under the age of 12, swimming in your pool;

...didn't have that same number of kids jumping on the trampoline when they weren't in the tree house or the pop-up camper;

...didn't have brownies and watermelon and pizza and Goldfish and Pirate Booty and drinks of various hard-to-clean colors being munched, drunk and dumped by said kids;

...didn't have a house emptied of extra children until after 4 p.m.

"What are we going to do tomorrow?"

Ab-so-freakin-lutely nothing.

4 comments:

Michele R said...

When I read this I did picture your daughter with a very happy sigh as she asked it.
You rock!! I bet you had a blast too :) Sounds like a great time. But I would be comatose. At least you got it over with now, right? Hope the other Moms/Dads take a turn at their home!

Jocelyn said...

I love coming here, as I realize I'm not alone in my thinking and reactions--and you actually live my life x4! In fact, you're my End of the School Year hero for providing that much fun for so many.

Now I hope your daughter slept 'til at least 9 a.m.

Jomama said...

WOW--you're amazing. They are SO lucky to have you for a mom!

We spent the first day of summer vacation CLEANING THE HOUSE together. But that was to have 2 families over for dinner. And just that freaked me out. Good for you and your nerves of steel!

Lori the eco-artist said...

Wow. Now, you can start planning the 4th of July party, then the middle of summer party, your birthday party, then the "end of summer vacation" party, no?

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