Tuesday, August 02, 2011

I can make it one more month

The kids go back to school in one month.  I have mixed feelings about this.  On one hand, Elle will be in all day kindergarten and I will have no children at all in the house for six hours a day and that makes me a little sad and lonely.
On the other hand I would pay a billion, trillion dollars for school to have started yesterday.

I am attempting to sort and edit pictures from the three (yes, three!) photo shoots I did this past weekend and my work conditions are less than ideal.  My computer is located in our office/Lego room.  Every well equipped home should have a Lego room.  To my right Elle is playing Fresh Beat Band videos on the computer we have set up for her and Joseph.  I've asked her several times to turn the music down but I think The Fresh Beat Band has taken over the computer and they're turning up the volume from the inside.

Behind me Joseph is digging, digging, digging in a huge pile of Legos for the one single Lego that will complete his current Lego masterpiece.  How loud can one little boy digging through Legos really be?  That's like asking how bright the sun is.  It is SO LOUD OH MY GOD YOU CAN'T BELIEVE HOW LOUD IT IS.  On top of this he's yelling out "BARF!" at random intervals and nothing I say will make him stop.

Tthe kids make sure to let me know they're still around by asking me something every 4.6 seconds.  They need a snack.  They need a drink.  They need me to tell the other child to make less noise. They need me to help them reach a Lego off a high shelf.  They need me to give my opinion on the latest Phineas and Ferb episode.  "BARF!"

I've been working for an hour and my head is throbbing.  My back aches and my shoulders are tight.  My right eye lid has developed a twitch.  I've finished three pictures.

I'm calling it a day.  I'll get some work done in a month.

One year ago today I shared a video.
Two years ago today Joseph humiliated me.
Six years ago today Joseph was cute.


Swistle said...

This is EXACTLY how summer is going at our house right now.

Stimey said...

Yes. This.

You are so close to the dream. Full-day school for everyone is the best thing in the world.

And how cool that you did so many shoots this weekend. See, I'm late reading your last few posts, so your success has been, like, instantaneous for me, which is awesome because I like instant gratification and a successful Jen.

Anonymous said...

:) How many more did you say you wanted??

Hang in there, this too shall pass!

Love you,

Your MIL, Judy