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Jennifer E. Thomas
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It's almost like there are these periods where our relationship is smooth and steady, and then there are times when it's like standing on the edge of this gorgeous, wonderful waterfall and just letting yourself drop, knowing that there's a safe pool of water ready to catch you at bottom. You take the plunge and you're in wayyyy over your head, but oh man, it's exhilarating, it's breathtaking, it's just incredible and you feel better than you ever have before and the water is cool and refreshing and exactly what you needed.

Sam is my waterfall.

- LJ entry from 8/2005


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Oh Lord, WHY am I not homeschooling this year???

Yesterday it was jacket drama, as laurapatrick so poetically put it this morning.


First they decide not to get out of bed at 630, because...

Sean: We got our free lunch cards, which gives us breakfast too, so we don't have to wake up early to make oatmeal!

Me: So, you'll arrive at school at 5 minutes to 8 and not have time to eat there, either?

All three: Ohhhh...

So they proceed to get ready. Sean and Evan are at the door, waiting to leave.

Ian decides to sharpen all 25 of his pencils. Nevermind that he's been doing fine with just a couple of sharp pencils for the last NINE DAYS. Today, they must ALL be sharpened.

Me: Ian, quit holding your brothers up.

Ian: But I have to sharpen these pencils!

Me: Do they not have pencil sharpeners at the Junior High School???

Ian: Well yes, but they're not electric.

Me: GTFO OUT MY HOUSE!!! AAAAARRRRRGGGGHHHH!!! (insert headspinning and pea soup vomit mental image here)

Ian: (Races out the door with his brothers)

I collapse and come here to whine again. Yesterday, Sean and Evan. Today, Ian. What next? The dog???


Borderline symptom of the day: aggravatedAAARRRRGGGGHHH!!!
Earworm of the moment: My Empty House - Blessed Silence
What next?

Sam, of course!

Because when you are homeschooling, you get dramas ALL DAY LONG. At least with them going to public school, you have a few hours where they're gone. :)

hahaha. I hear ya. Today was picture day, and she couldn't find the shirt she wanted to wear. And it was school-wide BBQ day, which stresses her out because there are no foods she can eat there and the microwaves won't be available. And Holden woke up um... 1.5 hours early, making me literally cry, which made my husband mutter, "Jesus Christ" in disgust and then walk away. (No worries, he came back and hugged me and apologised.)

Yeah. Drama indeed.

Be glad they ride a bus and don't walk. Our younger daughter came home halfway through the afternoon to "Make sure you weren't too lonely, Mommy". Nearly gave her teacher heart failure, and scared me nearly to death. I was getting what was to have been the first hot soaking bath I had had without interruption in years. Oh well.

They walk. We're two blocks from the school. :)

I can imagine your heart attack, and the teacher's!

Insanity is hereditary. You get it from your kids.

Ya gotta love 'em. Cause otherwise, you'd kill them and bury the bodies under the roses in the garden... Oh wait.. that's at *MY* house ;)

No roses. Shrubbery.

They could use fertilizing, too. *cackle*