Picture a conga (condo?--no, that's a home) line at a wedding reception. Everyone in a long line and the drum beat is playing. The people are going step step step KICK step step step KICK. That is me walking thru the house singing Monday Monday MonDAY, Monday Monday MonDAY! Picture Snoopy from Charlie Brown singing "Dinnertime". He's twirling around and his nose is pointed at the sky. He is SO excited "Dinnertime!!" Again that is me except I'm singing "Monday!!" If I was computer literate I could add a picture of Snoopy here...alas, I am not.
Well, yesterday I wrote a quick blog about Monday and then I read the one comment I received. THE VOICE OF DOOM! Thank you CK for reminding me ONLY TWO MORE WEEKS OF SCHOOL!! And as I look at the calendar, it is really not even that long. This is the last full week. Next week is 4 days and they are all early release. (sigh).
Picture me. I'm not singing. I'm not dancing. (sigh)
THEN I have a revelation! (I'm so glad I just re-read this as I originally wrote that I had a revolution!) Jack, (AKA Alberquando's older brother) is 17 years old. This could very well be the last summer he'll be here ,as he plans to go to Europe next year after he graduates. I doubt he'll even be around here very much this summer. Alberquando is 12 so it is just a matter of time before he starts spending more and more time away from home. I NEED TO CHANGE MY ATTITUDE! Instead of moping around feeling sorry for myself because of my lack of personal time in the coming weeks, I'm going to try to turn it around and make it the best summer that I possibly can. I'll do what I can for us to do as much together as possible. I'm sure I'll be able to find a few quiet moments here and there. After all, there will come a day (and it will be here in the blink of an eye) when alone time and personal time will be the majority of my time. They are growing up. They'll move out and I'll be waiting for those phone calls and visits. Then when they call and or visit, once again I will be Snoopy at dinnertime or dancing in the conga line.