Wednesday, September 15, 2004

who is where when. what?

sounds simple, don't it. ha.

my kids' school is ten miles from our house. i drive them hither and thither. one gets out at 1:30 and one at 3:00. the 1:30 kid, we'll call her "larissa" because that's her name, she hates riding around in the car, hates shopping, hates errands. the 3:00 kid, going by "lana," loves that stuff but so what? when i pick her up, the ideal is to go home so they can do some chores, some homework, play, and i can do those vital mom things which are all the things i was not able to get done while they were at school because i was doing vital writer things like blogging and talking on the phone (really, it is vital). mom things being laundry, dishes, vacuuming, wandering around wondering how to make all this stuff fit in this little house, trimming roses, pulling weeds, scheduling appointments, and so on.

scheduling -- aaaaaaaaghhhhh! i need the internet nanny to strike that word from my reality. i say again aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaagggggggggghhhhhh! just picking two kids up at two different time is inefficient, but it's no big deal. it becomes a bigger deal when you also could give a classmate who lives nearby a ride home but you decline because your other kid is having a playdate and so you already have too many kids in the car or at your house and the other mother is irked or one day you are taking one kid on the class camping trip and the other kid can go home with a friend except that that kid goes to aftercare and it will cost you $40 to send your kid to aftercare for 4 hours because she doesn't usually go and so you don't get the monthly rate and then there are the days when one kid has an appointment and the other kid will get out of school during the appointment and so do you take her with you but she hates to ride in the car and why should she have to she should be running and swinging and digging in the sand.

it may seem easy to you but it's bugging the hell out of me.

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