A Little Too Much of Everything

I didn’t write much last week because I had too much free time. It sounds strange but it’s true, mostly. Jane is away at camp and Alexander came home over the weekend. I spent the week alternately working too hard and playing too hard, each method was a failed attempt to not miss the kids too much. On more than one occasion I went to the gym and yoga. That’s a solid 3 hours of “me time” which historically has been enough to hold me over for a week at …

School is Out For Summer (in an hour and a half)

This morning the students (well the Kinder through 7th grade) had their final chapel of the year. It’s the moving up chapel and traditionally it’s sweet but long and dull. Well, maybe it’s not long and dull for other people but for me it’s a little tough to sit still in the mornings so anything more than three and a half minutes is tedious and not at all interesting. Unless two new teachers decide to do a rap. Not just any rap but a full fledged three minute rap about the kids …

School. Must. Start. Soon.

Enough with this family time. We’ve had two weeks of no school, no camp, no alarm clocks and no schedule whatsoever. Jane, Alexander, I love you, but it’s time for you to go to school. It’s not what you’d expect either. I’m not feeling suffocated. I’m not craving adult company. The house isn’t a mess and I don’t care that I can’t listen to Howard 100 when you’re in the car. I adore your company. Kids, when you’re home I get fat. This is unacceptable. You see, kids, Mommy pretends …