Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Let Boredom Reign!
Let's see. It's been how many days since school got out? Approximately 12. The weather here is still not super-summer-like. That means we have been doing quite a bit of indoor play. I do shove the bees outside but inevitably the wind kicks up and they are "cold" or it starts to rain and they complain that they are "wet." Wussies!
With boredom beginning to take it's toll on us, let's just say my resistance is low. I've let my guard down. I am not the tower of strength and creativity I normal proclaim to be. This is the conversation and sequence of events that may have snapped me back to reality.
Ladycakes: "Hey mom, we are kinda of bored."
Ladycakes: "You know how your said the boys need their hair cut?"
Ladycakes: "Can I do it?"
A few minutes later, coming from Ladycakes's bathroom. "BZZZZZZZZZZZZ."
As I wander in I find she has opened her own salon and 2 of my 3 children (thank God she isn't into cutting her own hair) had already become customers.
I didn't know how to react. This is my own damn fault. But wait, she didn't do too badly.
Turns out Mr. Handsome was kind of involved. He started on Q's hair. The problem with that is Mr. Handsome shakes when he cuts hair. We have laughed about opening a kid's hair salon, where "Shakes the Clown" could cut their hair. It would ruin children for life. Ladycakes took over once she saw Mr. Handsome's handiwork.
Elvis is loving his mohawk. I am tolerating it. If anything, every time I look at him it reminds me I need to plan an activity for the day before any more damage is done.
So this morning when this conversation happened,
Q: "Hey Mom, I'm kinda bored. Can I take the car for a spin?"
Q: "Thanks, see ya."
Me: "Wait, what? Get back her Mister, go scoop some dog poop! And get me another cup of coffee!"
Ahhh, summer. I promise we will survive!