8:51 and already A has been in to tattle. Twice. C & J are in the living room making up a rhyme I probably don’t want to hear because it involves the words “pee” and “butt.” I know this because they’re shouting their rhyme, not because of the tattling. That was because C & J were roughhousing and A was in the line of fire. Or something like that. K is toddling around screeching when someone takes away her “toys” (like colored pencils and TV remote controls).
I think it’s going to be a long day.
The kids have already started bugging me to let them play video games. I’m tempted (because it keeps them QUIET), but I also know that when I make them stop playing later, they’ll act like snarky little trolls and lash out at everyone. Especially me. It happens every time.
I have errands to run today, and I think I’ll make their little lives miserable by bringing them along. That’ll teach them. Right? They are totally boring errands, too.
- post office to mail my manuscript – yay!
- library to return 20-something books, although I might actually let them go in if I’m feeling generous – at this point, it’s not looking good for them
- North Mesa to drop something off – for you out-of-towners, that’s a neighborhood that’s almost as far away from our house as you can be and still be in the city limits. It takes 25+ minutes to get there from here. Or 3 hours, if you ask one of the kids.
- the movie theater
The movie theater? Yes. My birthday is Saturday and I’m going to see Harry Potter 7b with friends. Our theater lets you in free on your b-day, but I got word yesterday from my friend after she bought tickets for everyone else that the movie will most likely sell out, so I need to stop by and get a pass so I can still get in. Wouldn’t it suck if I didn’t get to see HP7b at all on my birthday because it sold out? Happy birthday to you – we’ll meet you at McDonald’s for a crappy ice cream after the movie.
On that happy note, I’m done. I need more coffee.