Monday, 6 October 2008

Cookie Briquets and Bullets

* Burned cookies. Ruined two cookie sheets, wasted yummy chocolate chips and walnuts and stuff. Alas!

* Sean is leeeeaving, ooon a jet plane.... He's somewhere over the Atlantic Ocean on his way to London, Sveeden, France and Mauritania. He will be back in NoVEMBER! Waaaah!

* Is it normal that Max is ALWAYS dressed up as something? I was thinking "Not ALWAYS" but in fact, when he is not dressed up as Harry Potter/ Aragorn/ a dementor/ a rock star, he is wearing a soccer uniform in the colours of England/ Germany/ School/ Sveeden. I suspect that he loves soccer and taekwondo only for the costumes. He once asked me to make a Spider-Man cape, which of course I did, black with a velvet applique spider, VERY cool. He wore it to preschool every. single. day. Excuse me? If Spider-Man HAD a cape, he WOULD wear one.

* Sharon and I would like to know whether videotaping your 10-year-old son having a homework-related tantrum and then showing it to his cousins so that they could laugh at him constitutes child abuse? Place your votes now! I promised to do some video-ing of my own so that we could put them all together and make a really great homework-tantrum medley montage thingy. Unfortunately, ever since then all homework has been done with nary a sigh. How sad!

* I am kinda exhausted. We had a celebration/ farewell/ bon voyage party for Sean at his Mum and Dad's house on Friday night. Apologies to everyone who I didn't call, in fact I didn't call anyone. It was very last minute. Sean invited two work buddies so naturally 7,492 people turned up. Good thing they know to bring their drinks!

* It was one of those weeks, every time I thought I was organized Sean called and said "I forgot my book at the doctor's office!" so I sweetly went downtown and got it for him. "My passport is ready!" so I sweetly went and got it for him. "I can't find my letter/ flash drive/ money/ keys/ book/ shoes/ malaria pills/ underwear/ brain!" and I (mostly) sweetly joined the search party. Every single thing in the house was laundered, darned, mended, folded, found, lost, found again, aired out, pronounced smelly, lost again, found, re-folded, labeled, and packed. I felt very sorry for Sean's brain freezes, poor feller, he had way too many things to think about. I tried to keep up, but see burned cookie item for proof that I couldn't!

* The boys have been fractious and bickering, which is not normal. I plan to immerse them in soccer and taekwondo for the next two weeks, which will be a little tiring for she who drives the car, but it will keep them busy and entertained while we get used to a Dad-free time.

* I am sure we will all be fine. Sean is off, blazing a trail for us and checking out life in other climes, and it's exciting to think that a year from now we might be ANYWHERE!

9 comments:

Theresa said...

I forgive you for not calling me for the farewell lime. Imagine he is going for 1 month and 7492 people came. What will happen when y'all Leave-leave??? Imagine that somebody is going away for 1 month, and there is a ''Going Away'' lime!! hahahahaha... God I miss Trinidad.

Anonymous said...

Hmm, maybe Max/Spiderman should watch "The Incredibles" and let Edna Head remind him of the dangers of cape-wearing. Look out for jet engines!
p.s. this is STL Mom, but Google wouldn't let me sign in...

witchypoo said...

Mine was always dressed as Star Trek characters. And now, it always looks like Halloween here.

Tash said...

We had burnt brownies down the islands and no one was leaving to go anywhere... so you're excused. Good luck this week

Nan said...

We don't need Halloween, to be scary around here...

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Good luck to you--solo motherhood can be exhausting so give yourself a little break.

Love the drama boy--my sons are costume types too and it's such a delight to see their creativity & enthusiasm!

Karly said...

I vote that it is NOT child abuse. It is PAYBACK. And honestly, payback is needed sometimes just to stay sane.

Nan said...

Plus, it's effective! I just have to murmur "Oh boy, I should get the camera"...

eye in de sky said...

My mind's distracted and Diffused,
My thoughts are many miles away,
They lie with You when You're asleep,
and kiss You when You start your day...........
I miss you my love.
S.