The words “mom, can we build a tent” induce a myriad of emotions within me; none of which are all that pleasant. I half heartedly say yes, knowing that I don’t have a legitimate reason to say no, but on the inside I feel like running, hiding, screaming and throwing up. Sure, that seems a bit dramatic, but, well…. you’ll just have to see for yourself. Once tent building commenced, I fled the basement area, retreating to the kitchen for some tent-free solitude.
It had been three hours since I found myself leaving the basement in search of a quieter, less messy space in the house, forgetting the web of blankets and chairs being constructed downstairs. The kids went outside a few minutes ago, allowing me the perfect opportunity to come downstairs and sit at the computer.
Guess what I stumbled upon?
Weren’t they so kind to leave me with this……
Oh, and I miss counted. Yesterday I thought they had 27 days until school starts, turns out it was 28.
So today I can correctly say, “27 days!”
That seems like such a large number.