Tuesday, May 30, 2006


That would be the word to describe how I feel right now. I am bored. On Friday I put my 3 oldest kiddos on a plane to Texas where they will stay with people they hardly know for 6 weeks. I hate the summer. At least now I have 2 little ones to keep me busy at home, but it's not the same. My laundry is non-existant compared to what I'm used to. I mean, I did 1 load yesterday and there's none left. One load usually doesn't even put a dent in what needs to be to washed!! I have no one to drive anywhere. No soccer practice. No gymnastics. No friend's birthday partys. Nada. No one is fighting. No one is knocking on the door asking if someone can play. No one wants me to play them in Tony Hawk on the Playstation. No one is crying because they have to clean their room. No one's room needs to be cleaned. Ugh. I'm bored. (Although I have had the pleasure of reading Go, Dog. Go! to Taj about 75 times a day...)
On a happier note, I get to see my kiddos in Texas this weekend and next weekend. Those are my designated "summer weekends." So, I will go visit my parents and sisters and nephews with my 2 youngest and my older children will come on Friday evening until Sunday evening for the next 2 weekends. Then I come home and wait.... Until June 27 when my step-daughters come to visit. Usually they are only here July 1 - July 31, but this year they are coming June 27 thru August 16. I'm so glad that we are getting that extra visitation, but probably near the end of July (after a month of having 7 kids in the house) I'll be writing a post about the never-ending laundry, bickering, and the infamous whine of "I'm bored! There's nothing to do!!" So, maybe I should enjoy my boredom. Enjoy the semi-clean house. Enjoy the time with my 2 babies- although I'm always home with them. Enjoy the extra time with my awesome husband. Ok, I'll try.


Katie said...

Aw, Tori, I'm sorry your kids are gone. Maybe you could take the little ones to the park for something to do. I hope your week flies by and you have a great time in Texas!

s--max said...

At the very least, you know how much they miss you too when they're gone. I know it doesn't make it go away, but try to find comfort in that. They adore you & think of you the whole time. You know they don't do that w/"him."
& I can't wait to see you!!!!

Robin said...

Tori, please let's play before you go to Texas! I will never see you again. Well that may not be true, but I still think we should hang out. Call me. Okay, I'll call you.

Gina said...

Sorry you are feeling blue without all your kids home. The bustling will be back soon enough! Enjoy the peace and quiet.