But I am still feeling the pressing need to breathe into a paper bag.
And I'm really trying not to hyperventilate ...
Do you know summer vacation is only 59 days away.
In 59 days I will have all three of our Grands three days a week. Three long, long days filled with energizer bunny energy, non-stop talking, eating us out of house and home.
In 59 days I will hear the word "Grandma? Grandma? Grandma?" shouted, whispered, whined and whimpered to me approximately 49.3 times per day. Per child.
I have gotten a lot older since last years summer vacation.
Or else perhaps I should rephrase that and say I have gotten a lot older because of last years summer vacation.
So I have a plan.
I am going to the store to buy earplugs.
I am going to the doctor to get a prescription for tranquilizers. For the kids. But, sssshhh....don't tell my daughter-in-law.
I am going to the liquor store to buy some kind of alcohol. Technically I am allergic to alcohol but I think if I start now I can build up some kind of resistance to the allergy in 59 days.
But even though I'm panicking just a bit...
...the truth is I'm excited...
...and I'm counting my blessings...
...all three of our chattery, energetic, messy, adorable, sweet, cuddly blessings...
...and I feel totally lucky that I will get to hear the word "Grandma" shouted, whispered, whined and whimpered almost 150 times a day!
And I'm wondering if it is really odd that even though I do recognize how lucky I am...
...that I still think it's not a bad idea to find a stock of small paper bags just in case I hyperventilate over the fact that Summer break is in ... gulp! ... 59 days!
And now I have got that off my chest I want to get this off my chest, too!
The winner of the little bird tree.
It's so weird because when I went to Random Org this morning it kept telling me that I had won it! Really.
Who am I to fight with Mr. Random Org.
I'll do the giveaway now. Keep your aprons strings tied. Here's the real winner.
Here are your random numbers:
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And post 11 is this one:
Ms. Anthropy said...
Is it just me, or do those birds look like the ones from "Follow me on Twitter"?
Congratulations Ms. Anthropy!
Please e-mail me me your address so I can get this in the mail to you today!
And for the rest of you.
Tie up your apron strings. And go find me that paper bag now, please!