I am counting down the days...hours...minutes...until the kids go back to school. I am giddy. Positively dancing with glee knowing that in a week, they will be back at school where they belong. Out of my hair! No more grocery shopping with all 3 kids, no more whining and bickering from the hours of 7:30 and 2:30!!!! Yeah!!!! I am a happy woman. Well...I will be. Come next Tuesday.
As for now, that is another story. Let me give you a small glimpse into what my summer has been like:
Yesterday I took the boys to get a haircut - photo to follow soon. Afterwards I decided to take them next door to the shoe store even though I was already overwrought. Stupid mommy moment.
I proceed to have the kids measured. All 3 have outgrown their shoes at once. Damn. I just bought new shoes LAST month. Of course they have nothing for the boys in their sizes so while I am trying shoes on Red, the boys begin to trash the joint. Shoes everywhere. Stinky actually started trying to tear down the racks of shoes. I was purple with frustration.
Temper tantrums in abundance!
Boo started having a fit because he found Lightning McQueen shoes 4 sizes too big and wanted them. Stinky laid on the floor in the checkout line and screamed.
Then he stood up, took off all his clothes except his shorts, threw them at me and proceeded to run about the store shrieking and laughing. I could NOT catch them. People pointed and laughed. Encouraged them even! As I ran and shouted and looked like an idiot who never should have been appointed children.
Red stood on the sidelines and coached them. "She's coming!!!" She would shout to them. And the giggles would head off in another direction.
I grabbed her and hollered like a lunatic at her as people tsk tsked at me for losing it.
Finally I was able to capture the littlest one and made Red hold him down.
I eventually caught Stinky and ranted all the way to the car about the beating to follow.
Thank you Jesus that summer is coming to a close. Can we skip this next year??