the end is here.

school's out.Today is the last day of school. The kids have a [pointless] half-day. I will be picking them up in a little over an hour. And then I will be with them near-constantly for the next ten weeks. My father-in-law will take them for a few hours every Monday. And on the weekends when John is home, I may have to run away for a few hours. [Don’t judge me. I adore those kids… but I’m going to need a break!]

I’ve got to come up with cheap (free) activities to keep the kids entertained. It’s challenging because the girl wants to go-go-go all the time… be outside, go places, see things, do things. And the boy would be perfectly content with a screen of any kind in front of his face the whole summer, with breaks to build LEGO stuff and argue with the girl.

So… I will be busy. I’ll probably have less time to be here. And you know… I hope that happens. Oh, I adore you all and you know it. But I think it will be good for me. I have trouble unplugging. With the kids and the summer… well, I’ll be forced. Maybe you’ll even have time to miss me. [Or I will succumb to my junkie tendencies and my subtle absence won’t be visible to the naked eye.]

[And when the summer is over, I have to work my ass off to find a job. But I don’t want to discuss that right now because the thought of it makes me a bit sick to my stomach.]

This maybe the last summer I’ll have home with the kids, not working. Like… ever. That’s a depressing thought. I should have been a teacher. Except for the getting up super-early and the having to be with a ton of kids all day.

I’m sure I’ll have some days of utter frustration when the kids will fight and I will try desperately to grab my laptop and hide, but that may not work out.

So instead, I’ll just watch this guy get ready for our date. [I don’t know why he’s getting dressed… I’m just going to rip it all off him later… or sooner…]

alex, you fucking hottie.

Image: Thank you CBS and Alex O’Loughlin ~ An Intense Study
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About what sandra thinks

Sandra is a writer, blogger, poet, artist, emotional disaster. She thinks far too much and sleeps far too little. Sandra lives in the Northeastern U.S. but dreams of an oceanfront home in Hawaii where she could learn to surf. She loves music, brutal honesty, coffee, and the color black. She hates insincerity, beer, whipped cream, and facebook. And she is uncomfortable talking about herself in the third person.
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44 Responses to the end is here.

  1. The V Pub says:

    Yup, summertime is here and the kiddies are all around. It’s going to be even more difficult for me to get that all over tan this summer.

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  2. Ha, yes. Alex. 😍😍😍😍

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  3. Haylee says:

    Ha! The way you describe your kids sounds like my relationship!! Hope they don’t make you eat your hair out too much 🙂

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  4. mandibelle16 says:

    Ha, nice ending picture. I always think swimming lessons are good and there not expensive. I only got as high as level 5 or 6 so I can swim but not well. I think its an important skill. VBS (Vacation Bible School) is always a great free thing to sign your kids up for. They go a week, and the kids get to do crafts, play games, sing etc. So check around at some local churches in your community. I know certain parks have these sheds and they do daily activities with kids at the parks. Best of luck and have fun 🙂

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  5. Woo! 🎶School’s out for summer!🎶 😈 in my Alice Cooper voice… So no community pool nearby? That’s always fun. You could get a tan and/or teach the kids to swim! And the art store… Channel that creativity. 😃

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  6. Enjoy that last summer home with them, ya only get so many period. Just have your Vanilla-vodka-Valium-Maui waui-latte at the ready. 😃

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  7. WOW! Thanks for the nice reminder of Alex – since Hawaii five-0 went on hiatus for the summer I have been missing his hottness lol

    As for free activities: I shall offer my VERY best teacher advice: PINTEREST! (yes I am just a little bit addicted) It has LOTS of ideas 🙂 Sunnny day, rainy day, things for girls, things for boys, things for them both to do together (like maybe a “lazer” course in your hall way made with tape and string?)

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  8. Miriam says:

    My two finish school in under two days as well, but I’ll just let them loose (well, my daughter at least!) I remember it was always a challenge keeping them entertained when they were younger. Hope it all goes well, have fun. Love the end to your post!!! 🙂

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  9. Oh, this is so good! If only we lived closer we could hang out all summer… Pinterest is a good source of ideas but I don’t always have the time or patience to wade through it…

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