Time to get back into the swing of things.
And by “back,” I mean the kids went to school for two days and then we skipped Friday to take a long weekend at the beach.
I mean how much school can someone take in August?
Anyways – I was a bit concerned that all of the sun and laid back beach time was making the kids a bit lazy. When I asked them what activities they wanted to do they didn’t seem to be interested in anything.
Now that they are 6 and 7 I feel that they should kind of have some interests outside of video games and Spongebob. I convinced one to take soccer and the other to take tennis.
That’s enough. Then Michael announced he would like to take drums, so I agreed to that. Then they both decided they would like to play flag football. Now starting this week I am going to be one of those crazed mothers driving from practice to practice everyday.
I really wanted to enjoy this last weekend of freedom. I wanted to make it a point not to even think about the fall schedule until after the weekend.
Last night, (the last night of the summer) I fed the kids some mac and cheese from the box and plopped them in front of the television. I poured myself some wine and headed out onto the deck with a few family members, determined to have a nice night.
Maybe that’s why when a bunch of old friends came over unexpectedly with vodka in hand, I was a little to quick to down the most delicious martinis I ever had.
We were all out on the deck, and people kept hearing the party and joining in. The more people who came the more shithoused Mr. Gaga and I became.
And then some lawyer or cop showed up with possibly the best party entertainment ever…a breathalyzer. It got passed around and it became almost a competition to see who could get the highest number.
It just seemed that whenever I thought I was getting a little tipsy I would blow a .12 and then everyone would boo me at the party and I would have no choice but to down another martini.
At some point well into my third or fourth martini, a girl I had met only once before asked me if I had children.
I stared at her drunkenly. “Yes…..Oh shit….I DO have children!! I totally forgot!”
I ran inside and found Michael watching tv as though it was any other night. Sam was missing. I looked at the clock.
I stumbled over to the microwave…
“That’s it!” I said with authority.”It is WAY past your bedtime young man!”
Michael looked at me and shrugged. He got up and went to bed, which is where I noticed that poor Sam was under his covers. He had, under the duress of having no mother, taken it upon himself to go to bed.
With the kids officially out of my hair the party continued.
I served everyone shots in votive candle holders because I couldn’t find shot glasses and things got really crazy.
When we finally went to bed it was around 2.
Needless to say when the kids woke up in the morning things weren’t pretty.
I could barely speak or function.
I looked at poor Sam and he was still in the clothes he had on the day before.
I desperately needed an egg and cheese sandwich so I drove myself to the nearest place I could find and squealed up on two wheels.
I came back with coffee for the kids and a breakfast sandwich for Mr. Gaga.
When we felt that we could mildly function after downing eight gallons of water and our greasy sandwiches, we went to the beach and were able to hold it together somewhat until the lunch picnic we were planning on going to got cancelled.
There was no way I could suddenly go from worst mother ever to great mother of the year and come up with a healthy lunch.
I gave the kids a few bucks and sent them to the ice cream truck for lunch.
After a while they came back and gave me change and said that they were full – and could they save their lunch for later and handed me what was left.
I have made it through the day. I am utterly exhausted but I eked out this blog post miraculously.
All I can say is as far as parenting goes….it’s gotta be all uphill from here.
Happy Labor Day!
Don’t judge me…..
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