Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Saved!

On August 23, 2010, my wildest fantasy will come true.

I will have 2 children in school.

little kid will only be there for 3 hours a day but I CAN DO WHATEVER I WANT THOSE 3 HOURS. I get goose bumps just thinking about that. I can go to the pool and read a book! I can go to the beach without bringing 45 pounds of stuff and 3 bottles of sunscreen! When I expressed this joy to Mr. Ashley, I could tell it hadn't occurred to him that I may use this time for leisure. He looked apprehensive and maybe a little annoyed. "That's not fair," he said joking-but-not.

We tricked the Lutherans into taking little kid for their pre-k program. You may remember that the Jews taught Big Kid the foundation of almost everything he knows. They were awesome, but the Lutherans are very near our house and I think little kid could use a little Jesus in his life. The Lutherans seem very nice and they liked us very much. We were on our very best behavior. little kid did insist on bringing his vintage Transformer in and they all thought he was adorable with his cowboy boots and his toy. He also built an elaborate animal train out of Lego and plastic animals while we chatted. The director was impressed with his imaginative construction skills and hoped he would teach the other children. Ha! Wait until he's taking your stuff apart and teaching the other four year olds to curse, sucker!

But I didn't say that, of course. I agreed that he was VERY imaginative and VERY creative.

I may dance the entire half mile to the community pool each week day, starting August 23. My neighbors will watch me leap and pirouette and rumba down the sidewalk, with nothing but a towel and a book and the pool key. He's standing here breathing down my neck as I type this. He just honked my nose, even though that is expressly forbidden because I hate it more than anything. He's already reminded me twice that I'm not cleaning up if I'm on the computer and he just peered into my face and yelled "A POOL IS HEATED, YA KNOW!" He is telling me that we will talk about puppies on our way to the pool. I guess we're going soon.

153 days until freedom.

13 comments:

Jennifer said...

The countdown has begun. And I feel kinda like Mr. Ashley, that is so unfair.

Anonymous said...

Is little kid excited about it? It's going to be rough on him going to school while he's working... or did his workers get eated by a fire eating dragon or something :P

By the way - you MUST get video of the first dance to the pool! It's a must!

Joy said...

make sure they hide the sharpies:) oh and laptop computers and lets see what else has he ruined? how bout they just leave him in a small room with nothing that is in the least bit breakable

lucky you I still have a yr before the little one is off to kindergarten:(

Theresa said...

Congratulations. Sounds heavenly.

Megness said...

I KNEW IT!!! I'm one of those "suckers" who teaches pre-k! I knew you guys danced with glee after you dropped your kids off with me-LOL!
And don't get me started on the herpes of the craft world...GLITTER!!!!! It gets stuck to EVERYTHING!! And never leaves!

Colleen said...

LOL, our 4yo heads to Pre-K in the Fall and my DH is counting down the days too!! He'll get 2 "full" days a week of freedom and his eyes glaze over just thinking about it....

Jillian, Inc said...

ha! Love the 4yo-teaching-4yo stuff. Like mine teaches the other kids to say, "F**k this coloring activity. I want to go outside." When the teacher told me how mortified she was that he said it, I wanted to say "F**k if I know where he learned such bad language." But I bit my tongue.

Layne Street said...

I loved that you 'tricked the Lutherans.' This is the best phrase in this whole post.

Valerie said...

LOL @ Jillian!

sarah said...

My kid is enrolling in an "intro-to-school" program this fall. The catch? I'm going with him. Oh well, at least my husband will be watching the baby. Just one kid almost equals a vacation in this house!

Anonymous said...

at least you have hope.... me, not so much.

Susan in Texas

Mom said...

you wait, at first you will be lost. You will cry all the way home from pre-K. You will be the first in line, an hour early, to pick him up. Life will go too fast after that, the cord will be cut. He will have his friends who he will prefer to be with. You will be begging him to go to a movie with you and you will be lucky if he doesn't insist on taking 5 friends and making you sit in another row. Just like you thought being a grown up was going to be great, only to realize being a kid is not so bad, you will miss these days of non stop jabber and him hanging on your shoulder. You will see!

subourbonwife.com said...

I had a million projects I wanted to complete when I left my job. A year later, I've done nothing. I don't know where the extra time goes, but it's like a purse. No matter what size purse I have, it's never big enough. Time is like that, because you can have a lot of it and still not have enough. But I'm excited for you!