I had this whole big rant planned this morning. But instead of dwelling on the negativity I’ll just give you the short version:
*next week they’re back in school.
Actually, it hasn’t been too bad, between the appointments to the dentist several times this week, some visits to the Cineplex, art camp for the girl child and a bit of dog walking for me.
Things are unraveling here…I have little time to do my writing with all the interruptions and having to drive and pick up constantly. This chips away at my sanity. And I have so! many! ideas! at the moment I want to get out of my head…
So, I don’t have much to share today. Here’s my current life in pictures.
An interesting thing happened in a college classroom the other day. The story recounted to me isn’t exactly surprising, but we did later described this situation to our kids in order to impart an important message.
Not surprisingly, the teenager was harder to convince than the tween girl.
Here’s what happened:
The sun has arrived, the snow and ice is melting, everything is turning into mud and I’m sitting on my couch writing romantic fiction. Steamy romantic fiction.
Did you take my phone? The teenager wants to know.
No. Why would I take your phone? I respond.
He checks all his pockets in his pants, his hoodie, his hockey jacket. No phone.
He starts to panic a little.
I’m so stressed.
Also I quit parenting teens.
Just so you know.
Here’s what I need: a writing retreat in a beautiful city where I can write, people watch, be inspired, do my thing.
Where should I go? And who wants to foot the bill? 🙄
My dog walking is back. Seems the city is learning how to deal with winter and schools are open and everyone is expected to go to work or do grocery shopping or whatever it is that people do with their day so I got called back to my duties as dog walker extraordinaire. Because the dogs’ humans are back at work.
Wanna know something?
Over the last few weeks, I have spent time outside of WordPress to look for fresh, new content. I dabbled in a few social media apps mostly, but also went on some other blog platforms.
Here’s what I found:
Very little quality content.
The other night, the mom of a boy in my daughter’s class reminded me that Friday is a PA day. No school.
Didn’t we just have a long break from school? 🎄
The reason she and I were texting was because our children, along with some others, arranged a movie at a cinema amongst themselves for Friday evening. All the details were ironed out at school and via texts with each other. It was all finalized.
Until they realized maybe they should ask parents for permission. And also they will need a ride. And money. 🙃
Have you ever had to navigate the social life of a bunch of tweens?
My kid tricked me today. 🙄