On Tuesday I had the opportunity to be on our local radio station, talking about my trip to Africa. It was super fun and as soon as it was over I got texts from family and friends congratulating me on a job well done. I left feeling all glamorous and satisfied with life.
Then I went to the grocery store where I realized I forgot my wallet at home and spent the rest of the morning cleaning house.
Yeah. There's nothing like life to assure you of your place in the world.
Tuesday was a big day at our house. Princess Dawdle, my BABY, started high school. I am an OLD WOMAN!
Is it bad to say I'm sorta glad her big brother will be at school to watch out for her and "encourage" other boys to keep their mitts off?
After Princess Dawdle was done with school, we moved Drama Queen up to her new house she'll be sharing with three friends (I told you Tuesday was a big day!). Here's the moving crew (Kevin and Drummer Boy moved in the big stuff the week before.).
Drama Queen with one of her roommates, Ladies Man's girlfriend.
Why is it that leaving kids in a different home never gets any easier? This is the third time we've done this with her and it's still sad. Am I missing the let-your-kid-grow-up gene? Sigh.
Drama Queen, just know you can always come home. I love you. So proud of you. You are going to love it there.
While moving Drama Queen, we caravaned in three cars. Ladies Man and his girlfriend led the way. Drama Queen and her boyfriend were behind them and Princess Dawdle and I brought up the rear. We managed to stay together most of the way, but once we got to Lincoln, I got separated at a red light. I wasn't worried. I had been to the house before. I know my way around Lincoln, but within a few minutes my cell phone was ringing.
Ladies Man: Mom, do you know where you're going?
Me: Yeah. I was just there last week.
Ladies Man: Well, we're turning left on 27th.
Me: Yeah, I can see you. You're only a few cars ahead of me.
Ladies Man: Ok. Cool. Just wanted to make sure you knew.
Me: Yeah, I'm good.
As soon as I hung up with him, the phone rang again. I didn't even have to look. I knew it would be Drama Queen.
Me: Yes, I know where I am going.
Drama Queen: Wow. Just making sure you know how to get there.
Me: I was just there last week. I know.
Drama Queen: Wow. Okay. Geez. Sorry for checking on you.
I suppose I should be happy my kids are looking out for me, but given the day and my feelings of oldness, I was annoyed they think I'm an idiot.
On Wednesday Ladies Man started school and being the superb mother I am, I forgot to charge my stupid camera and was forced to use his ipad for his first day of school pics, which apparently I don't know how to use very well. I must not see well either as the only picture I took of him alone has his eyes shut.
Princess Dawdle joined him for some pre-school (or is it preschool? oh brother) silliness. They kinda look alike in this pic.
Love Princess Dawdle's hair in these.
Proof they are siblings.
I'm not a big Ashton Kutcher fan, but I found this clip that's been circulating on Facebook very interesting and refreshing.
I think I'm gonna go out and "build my life" now. Wait, it's Friday. Maybe I'll start that Monday. Or is it that attitude that's got me where I am?
Whatever. Enjoy your weekend, friends, and find more Quick Takes at Conversion Diary!.