This is my last night before the onslaught – Thursday will bring my mom, the aunts and a COUSIN to the house for a weekend of estate sales and parallel parking. The house has been cleaned, but I didn’t go all crazy. By the time they bring in their finds from the first yard sale, it will look like it’s never seen a mop anyway, so why bother? This “close enough” philosophy permeates everything and everyone at Chez Tyre.
I was helping Moon study for a spelling test earlier today. “MOM! I know them already.” When I asked her to spell them for me, she said, “Well, not letter by letter. Geesh.” Yeah, she’s my daughter all right.
If I haven’t made this clear before, hear me now – I am so ready for school to be over. It doesn’t really matter what her grades are anyway, it all comes down to the stupid CRCT. So can we all stop pretending anything else matters and just have recess? Not that they are doing a lot – today was a “read in”. Moon read the first two chapters of Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech. Best. Book. Ever. If you like sweet books that will make you bawl, that is.
My goal for the summer is that we’d read more and watch TV less. Which is why I spent the hours from 5 -8 catching up on Comcast On-Demand, you know, to get it out of the way. My other goal is to lose 20 more pounds but since I had all that television to catch up on, I kinda missed my exercise window. Not to worry, I’m sure I’ll walk plenty this weekend as we go house to house looking for essential items.
Things I need:
- Summer clothing for Moon
- A chest of drawers with an Asian influence
- Miscellaneous household stuff
I use the term “need” loosely. I didn’t mean it letter by letter, geesh.