We have almost completed the second full week of summer vacation around here, and I? Am a woman on the edge.
What the frap? Right? We homeschool, so the kids are always here anyway.
I don’t remember this happening in the past (maybe I should go back and read old blogs posts to see), but since school has ended my kids have become evil. They are constantly fighting and bickering and yelling. Heads are spinning and green stuff is being spewed. The whole scene in downright unholy. I mean, not all five of them are constantly doing all that all the time, but BECAUSE there are five of them, somebody or another is always yelling, screeching, screaming, crying, arguing, blaming, etc.
For the love of Pete. Whoever he is.
Yesterday I thought, “Tomorrow I shall pack them all up and take them to the zoo!” But today is yesterday’s tomorrow, and it’s raining.
So then I thought, “I shall pack them all up and drive 45 minutes to Barnes and Noble! They love book stores!” But McH has finally called around to a few septic service companies to get quotes on having some work done (remember a while back when I told you about the one really nice patch of grass out in our field which was/is swampy and probably housing an alligator or two? Yeah, well . . .).
So I’m stuck at home waiting for . . . umm . . . what is their proper title/job description, anyway? I used to work with a woman who called them sh!t suckers, but I don’t think I want to use that one. Anyway, I’m waiting for a septic guy to show up. One already came, so, you know, yay. He said it was probably going to cost us about $1,000, maybe more depending on what they find after they dig up a bunch of the field. Just what we all want to hear during these difficult economic times.
It’s a good thing I try to keep politics off my blog, otherwise I might make some crack about how the government should socialize this business, too, and then Obama could appoint a Meadow Muffin Czar, because loads of crap is right up his alley. But I’ll refrain.
Thank goodness for the savings account.
In the meantime? What to do with the kids? I’ve been letting them swim, even though the air temperature is unseasonably cold, so the water temperature is as well. They don’t care, luckily. But, as mentioned, today it is raining, and really rather chilly. We seem to be living in one of those areas that isn’t going to get a summer this year.
Damned global warming.
Anyway, the Wii Fit has been played, way more tv than is healthy has been watched, the two oldest kids have already done all the reading necessary for the summer reading program, and we live roughly 47 light years away from anything interesting. I don’t think I can take much more of this.
The funny thing is, our weekends are packed. We have very few free weekends left this summer. But the weekdays? Nothing as far as the eye can see, except for bickering and yelling and little girly screeching (even if one is not necessarily a girl).
I’m thinking of ordering some curriculum and doing school over the summer.
So, how do you keep your kids from killing each other over the summer? Hmmm???
And George, if you’re out there, Tewt the Newt is hiding in the pond, with the big @$$ snapping turtle we found last night. Crap, Tewt the Newt may be getting eaten.