Monday, May 18, 2009

Monday Morning Afternoon Love

I know this is not news to anyone, but man-oh-man, Monday comes on fast and furious sometimes.

We've got a few ailments running around this place, the most contagious of which is Spring Fever. Makes it hard to go to bed on time. Even harder to get out of bed on time.

Schools out, in my opinion at least, can not come soon enough.

Now, before you make the universal hand gesture...(not that one!)...for "gag me", hear me out.

It's not that I'm so crazy about running a taxi service cum sleepover camp for girls aged 4 to 13.

It's not that I'm a bigbigfan of the three H's of the east coast summer (that's hot, hazy, and humid, for those of you in a pleasant climate). Actually, my whole personality falls apart in the humidity. Completely.deteriorates.

It's not that I'm dying to wear the equivalent of full coverage underwear, in front of people I customarily meet fully dressed. I think the whole town pool club scenario is a living version of that recurring nightmare we all have about going to class naked.


I'm ready to relax.

And I don't just mean feetupcolddrinkpaperbackbook relax.

I mean, relax the rules a little.

Relax that knot in my tummy when there's homework still to be done on a Sunday night. Relax my thinking on bedtime and marshmallows and riding bikes after dinner. Relax about needing to wear shoes all the time, and pick out your clothes for school the night before. About needing to start dinner early, and for it to be anything more than tomatoes, and bread, and some cheese.
With fire-roasted marshmallows for dessert, maybe.

Are you with me now? Of course, summer is awesome for them. No one in the world needs to relax more than a kid after nine months of school days.

But it can be pretty awesome for all of us, I think.

I, for one, am ready to relax.

More tomorrow. Thanks for reading.

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Blogger Cathy said...

I am with you! the relaxed rules of summer are a welcome treat...the sooner the better...and that's not just because I'm a teacher :)

May 18, 2009 5:54 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

Amen sister!

May 18, 2009 7:54 PM  
Blogger Just Jules said...

I love you - o.k. creepy... but I love these words that have captured the feelings I could verbalize. Thank you ... well said

May 18, 2009 7:58 PM  
Blogger Char said...

I totally get that.

May 18, 2009 10:43 PM  
Blogger tangled sky studio said...

I'm right there with's getting harder to get the kids up around here and lunch making is starting to bore me (that's how i know i'm ready for summer)....

May 18, 2009 10:46 PM  
Anonymous Kathleen said...

Yes, yes. I love routine as much as the next mom, but I'm looking forward to a little more off-to-the-beach-AGAIN and a little less c'mon-schoo-has-already-STARTED...

May 21, 2009 2:58 PM  
Blogger Jane said...

I am sooo ready to relax the rules...My boys are pretty much done with school and we have four more weeks to go!

May 22, 2009 3:52 PM  

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