We Are Tragic: The Kids have to Play in the Rain, and there’s No Popcorn in the House! Oh, what a world, what a world!

Alarm went off at 8:00.  Phone rang at 8:13.  Ugh.  I could see on caller ID that it was Mom, so I had to pretend to be chipper, as if I’d been up for hours.  She thinks I get up early to school the boys.  I don’t.  I get up late to school the boys.  But I sort of like it that she thinks I’m up and about early, being industrious.

When the boys are done school for the day, I let them play outside.  It was a little rainy outside, but the rain had stopped.

Or so I thought.
It hadn’t.

So, I was the mother who sent her poor homeschooled kids outside to play in the rain.  Poor little homeschooled children–being sent out in the cold, cold rain.  We all knew those homeschoolers were a little loony.

The boys were delighted.  They stayed outside for over an hour, loving every minute of it.  I offered them umbrellas, but they said no.


Boy7 announced that today should be Boy’s Day since yesterday was Mother’s Day.  Why?  Because if on Mother’s Day you get to lounge around on the couch watching Shrek and Star Wars Episode III, can you even imagine how awesome Boy’s Day would be???  Seriously, how can you possibly top Shrek and Ep III on the same day?


I’m posting this early today for a couple of reasons.  Reason number 1: Darling Husband and I are going to finally get around to watching some Once Upon a Time.  We’re three episodes behind!  Three!  I know–makes you weep doesn’t it?

We use the projector to watch it and we need popcorn and pink milk.  I have to head out to the store because we’re out of popcorn and milk.  How could we let this happen?  What next? Will we be out of toilet paper and Cap’n Crunch, too?  You might want to pray for us…

Reason number 2: I got this email from Barbetta sent to everyone who attends Soup Day:

“Dear Soup Group,

Just as  a reminder, we shall be welcoming our newest and only male member of the group- Alex.  I know he was supposed to be Dave but there was a mix up in shipping or something (ask Jackie). I am hoping that our bestest friend Traci will provide us with some yummy cake.  If anyone else feels so inclined-the more food the better.  Hope to see everyone then.

Love Barbetta.”

And a follow up email:

“Hey soup- I didn’t make clear that Alex is a camera. Dress up and put on makeup! B”

Dress up and put on makeup?  This means that they’re going to let me practice taking portraits of them!  Oooo!  Willing victims!  I need to figure out Alex’s settings STAT.  As soon as I finish this blog, and after I’m back from the store, I’ll be studying my manual some more.


When I was taking out the trash today, I startled a bird out of the bushes in front of the house.  I looked in the bushes for her nest and found it–with eggs inside!  Took a picture.  Alex makes picture-taking so easy.  He’s such a great little camera.


2 thoughts on “We Are Tragic: The Kids have to Play in the Rain, and there’s No Popcorn in the House! Oh, what a world, what a world!

    • Thank you, Scott. And I was glad I had my dishtowel right in the camera lunchbag, to protect Alex from the rain.

      Quote from the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: “…any man who can hitch the length and breadth of the galaxy, rough it, slum it, struggle against terrible odds, win through, and still knows where his towel is is clearly a man to be reckoned with.”

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