Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Packing Light Baggage

Today my oldest came home with a poor grade on the essay he labored over for two weeks.

My daughter fell apart when the hat she had knitted for her youngest sister did.

The one day now Six year old needed me to go in and conference with her teacher over some kids saying nasty things at the playground.

The eight year old boy made his own kite out of paper and then crashed horribly on his bike when the string got stuck in the spokes, destroyed the kite and clogged the gears. He cursed the bike and threw it down on the driveway and came in demanding that we sell it on ebay and get him a new one.

My four year old had four accidents.

The two year old was found this morning naked in her crib which she had also stripped,

and the baby woke up grouchy and cried whenever she was put down.

All of which means, if you read the tea leaves correctly…

Mom is going out of town tomorrow.

The ten year old, the only one not mentioned in that little drama that unfolded, hid herself in the basement playing Nintendo DS. I have come to have a new appreciation for gameboy…at the very least, it lets me pack.

Off to Dayton for the Erma Bombeck Writer’s Conference to learn how to be funny, and try my hand at Stand-up. Oddly enough, people keep leaving messages to me to please please, not actually break a leg…seeing as I have a knack for making difficult situations impossible. I think they are concerned I’ll actually take them literally.

I will try to update the blog, but if that’s not possible, I’ll see about getting a guest blogger for the occasion.

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1 comment:

reprehriestless warillever said...

Oh, come on -- break a leg.

Then maybe you'll have an excuse to have someone help you out around the house for a week or so :)

Good luck this weekend. Learn funny things for us.

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