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.