Wednesday, August 20, 2008

I'm where the fun happens

The Gearhead is on the rampage around here. He's working his full-time*much-hated* job, plus side work to keep our heads above water financially, and he's dealing with the pain of a hernia. All this adds up to a very grumpy, crabby, husband and Daddy.

I, unfortunately, am not the most disciplined person. This, of course, adds to my husband's angst. My house is usually a mess, my kids' rooms are a mess, and my life is generally unorganized. And truth be told, I like it that way. Well, except for the messy house thing; it would be nice to have a maid, but that's sure not in the cards, and I'm too busy living to clean like a demon. I'm kind of a fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants kind of girl. This irritates the Gearhead to no end. He calls me "Party Girl." He means it in a good and a bad way, I'm sure.

I've noticed that when I try to leave a room to go to another to read or just get some peace and quiet, the entire family follows me. I'll leave again, only to be followed AGAIN. Drives me crazy. I asked my son the other day why they all follow me. His response? "Mom, you're where the fun happens."

And there you have it. The Gearhead is right: I'm a party girl. I probably should have been the fun aunt instead of the mom, but I am what I am. My kids are growing up as undisciplined as I am in some ways, but I love the people they are growing into.

In other news, The Prince got asked to play keyboard on the worship team for Junior High at our church. The Princess is looking into taking ballet at a "serious" studio very soon. She is highly motivated to dance, and wants to do it professionally, eventually.

So, that's life here right now. Kinda crazy. I don't feel like we've had much of a summer break, and now we're gearing up to start school again! I am selling curriculum at a used curriculum sale this weekend, but my table will be more like never-used curriculum. Lots of homeschool moms buy stuff that they never even get to. And that's me. I don't think we'll be using abc workbooks at this point, so down the road they go.

Be blessed, and if your kids haven't yet started school again, enjoy them! :-)


Gombojav Tribe said...

Will you be at that EIE sale? I'm going to come look for stuff. See you there!

for a different kind of girl said...

School started here yesterday. It was hard to send the boys off, because we had a pretty good summer here, even though I'm not always the party girl!

eally said...

I could have written this post! LOL My husband has been on a rampage for awhile too...he hates his job and is working too much so he is totally stressed all the time - who gets the brunt of that stress?? ME! AGHHHHHHH

Anyway, congrats on all the good news with the kids - that's awesome!

Missie said...

You should totally have that tatooed on your forehead:

" I Am where the fun happens!"

miss sniz said...

If your son thinks you're fun even when you're trying to be by yourself to read, then you are one lucky girl! My family follows me around too, but I don't think it's because they think I'm fun! I'm undisiplined too, but I'm working on it! I totally fall into the "I bought it and never use it" category of homeschool moms. It drives me crazy. But I've found a new curriculum I love this year...the Heart of Dakota. So now I REALLY have a ton of extra stuff! My youngest daughter is really into ballet too...I could see her wanting to do it professionally someday. That's neat about your daughter.

Sniz said...

If my oldest ever said to me, "You're where the fun happens", I'd be on cloud nine! Hope you are well, Claire!!!