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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Sandra began writing when she was a sixth grader. She is a teller of stories through poetry, fiction, and tales from her own life. And she thinks too much. Read, think, enjoy, laugh.
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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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