Thursday, October 9, 2008

Day Off

Greetings, everyone. Hope you are enjoying a beautiful fall day wherever you are.

I'm not.

It is 10:35 a.m. and the kids have the day off school (Yom Kippur).

Because they are morning people (or more accurately, crack-of-dawn people), we have all been up and TOGETHER for many hours already.

Breakfast and assorted snacks have been prepared, enjoyed and somewhat tidied away. An entire blanket fort ghost town is spread across my bedroom floor. A praying mantis has been captured and set free somewhere in the dining room. Two brand-new rolls of Scotch tape have been completely consumed.

Everyone has been sent to their room at least once.

This morning, after a particularly heinous breakfast experience, I looked across the table at my husband and half-jokingly, half-breakdowningly asked, "Are you sure you don't wanna take the day off?"

"Yeah," Em piped up. "Mom gets the day off EVERY DAY!"

Oh boy. I can't wait to throw that one back at her in, say, 25 years.

That is, if I survive until bedtime.

24 comments:

Lindsey said...

That was hilarious! I can't decide whether having one day off and not being able to stand it is funnier than the mom gets every day off (which my children also subscribe to) comment. I am trying to survive a 2 1/2 week break and it is taking its TOLL! GOOD LUCK! You made me laugh.

Jenibelle said...

Maybe you need to explain to your children that since it is Yom Kippur that your family is going to celebrate it with our Jewish friends. The day requires quiet introspection on their deeds and sins of the last year. Quiet time, on their beds, alone, by themselves quietly reflecting.

Good luck with that.

Shauna said...

How funny! I wish I could have a day off sometimes :)

diane said...

Have fun on your day off?!?

Can you get a sitter?

Hang in there girl.

Meg said...

Just remember today is just about survival. Whatever helps you survive this day...do it! And, if everyone is still alive at the end of the day call it a good one.☺

queenieweenie said...

I'll be thinking about you girl. I'm still trying to recover from summer!

Annemarie said...

Oh man, hang. in. there.

We have two days off next week...deer hunt. Are you kidding me???
Then Halloween off. I'm dreading it already.

I like Jennibelle's comment. Go fot it.

Christie said...

You guys were just off! How can you have that many holidays in one month? I am so sorry. That's just wrong.

HILLARY said...

I think you should really show them what taking a day off would be. Make their own lunches, dinner, etc. Mom's off so do it your self!

(of course, then you would have to clean up the next day....)

Annie said...

Oh, someday Em is going to eat her words.

We're in the same boat here (except one teenager who slept until 10 and then grumpily got up and spread the mood).

Oy.

Lisa-Marie said...

A day off every day! Ha ha ha ha ha ha! They should quote that on Blogtations!

Good luck. And I agree...get a sitter!

♥Shally said...

Jaxon said something similar to me the other day.

If they only knew... :)

Rochelleht said...

Oh, you have all my empathy. Though we don't have TODAY off, we have Monday and I can just feel your pain already.

crystal said...

You mean, every day is NOT a party around there???

Start throwing the cheerios right back at the kids. If you can't beat 'em, join 'em.

crystal said...

Hahahahaha! I just read Jenibelle's comment...."quiet introspection," indeed. The only time my kids are quiet is when they're brain dead, plopped in front of xbox.

andrea said...

jeni has the best advice.

isn't it funny how we survive an entire summer, but once they head back to school, we totally break down after just ONE DAY back together???
i'm glad i live in the religiously monotonous part of the country. people here think it's a racial slur to say "jewish" so we don't celebrate anything of the sort.

Bridget said...

That is so funny! Then in 25 yrs she'll say "well, at least you got a good blog post about it."

wenderful said...

it should be bedtime by now. I hope you made it. :)

cami said...

I remember one time after picking Bryce up from school, he made a comment about me being at the mall while he was at school. I told him I wasn't at the malll, I was doing this, this, and this. He was shocked and told me he thought I went to the mall every day after he went to school. HUH?!?!?! Funny thing is that I don't even like going to the mall, but somehow he pictured the mall filling up my days! Go figure!

Clair said...

I'm right there with you. Kids are off Thurs, Fri, and Monday which truly makes for a LOOOOOONG weekend. :) Seems that my reminders and pleas the night before a "day off" only encourage early rising. "Kids, remember that there is no school tomorrow, so you can sleep as long as you want. Get a really good rest!" Apparently they misinterpret and think I say that they can sleep as "short" as they want.

Lauren in GA said...

Oh...bless your heart...

I agree...you should call Em in 25 years and ask her what she does all day. ;)

Melissa-Mc said...

Yeah, cuz what do mom's do all day anyways? :)

Ilene said...

I love that you are going to tuck this quote away to share with your daughter at a later date.

Marci said...

Oh how I love Em's comment. My kids are off tomorrow and the next day (UEA...)and I am so excited, let me tell you! Do moms EVER get a day off?

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