January 29, 2012

The post where I'm all about school starting...


With apologies to Eruption, I can't stand the rain.... against my window..... because it means another day inside with boys who are stir crazy and oh-so-ready to go back to school!


Plus it's been so humid these last few days too. A sticky, clammy, why-did-I-bother-having-a-shower kind of humidity. I hate it. My temperamental dry hair has made its own stand against the ever-present moisture by frizzing at every opportunity, killing off any thoughts I might have had about drying it straight. Consequently, the old ponytail is the only course of action but means I often get headaches near the end of the day... perhaps I have it in too tight? *sigh*


The main reason though, is the effect this weather has on the Blokes Wot Live Here. It's that niggly last week of the long Dec/Jan break and they're all a bit over it, I think. While we have had many a sleepover during these holidays, the boys are missing their friends, the routine and structure of the normal school day and generally are restless being at home. Since we don't have a tree with green bills hanging off it in our back yard (I wish!) they've had to settle for cheap and/or free types of activities to amuse themselves. Naturally 'annoying your brother' has firmed as the favourite form of entertainment, FFS.


However, we've had a couple of birthdays this week which helped bring a bit of excitement into the house - sons #1 & 2 celebrated turned 23 and 14 respectively. Son #1 is freaking out about feeling 'ancient' (much hilarity ensued between The Provider and I over that, lol) whereas Son #2 can't wait to race through the next few years when he'll be older. Heh. Remember those days?


We're back to normal daily life next week - and I will finally get my house back to myself. Serenity and calm will reign. And the place will stay clean for more than 5 minutes. *dances* As a good friend of mine always says to her kids at this time of the year: "I love you but get the hell out of my house."


Yeah. What she said.

4 comments:

  1. Oh yeah. I'm right there with you! One reason I love Melbourne is low humidity. It's much kinder on my hair. Today we've had a bit of humidity in the early part of the day when my hair is setting its own tone for the day. Today it's decided to be a 'fro - so I'm glad it's time for bed!

    I'm ready for my space to be emptied of hot sweaty bored bodies. Yes please to some structure and, hopefully, sanity. I think I'm finally ready for the year to begin! Thanks for the laughs Sarah!

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  2. My hair LOVES Melbourne, Fi. I'd live there permanently, if it wasn't so far away from Sydney, lol.

    Yes to being ready for 2012 to begin. When I looked at all the broad smiles on mother's faces at school drop-off this morning, I'd say there are plenty of us sharing that same opinion! :)

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  3. Racing through a few years! Lol Your blog is great and has a homely feel about it. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Hello and welcome! And thank you for your kind words too, by the way - it's always wonderful when people take the time to leave a message! :)

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