Staff Development Day? Bite Me.

Today was a “Staff Development” or “Inservice” day. This meant that The Princess didn’t have school. That meant that we didn’t have her little buddy come over to wait for the bus in the morning. Rather, her buddy came over later, for several hours and I had to feed her lunch too, and then keep watching the clock to make sure I didn’t miss the time she needed to walk back home.

Having a buddy over was actually good for The Princess – it kept her entertained while her sister napped and I jammed at work (and oh my god, I was swearing under my breath as I reversed some of the work I’d done late last week – knowing full well that tomorrow I would have to do the reversal I did today – WHEE!).

By four o’clock, I realized that not only had we not left the house today, there was a good chance I was going to go crazy-nuts if I didn’t do something soon. I threw the kids in the car (well, not really. They walked. Whatever) and we drove to the Starbucks drive thru because a) maybe coffee would help and b) maybe fresh air would help and c) the Starbucks that is closer to me but missing a drive thru for some reason, their coffee is way more… acidic than most other Starbucks. I don’t like it.

Did it help? Sure, if for no other reason than we easily killed an hour that would have otherwise been spent doing nothing but tell the kids that no, it was not time to watch more TV, and I dont CARE if “Wow Wow Wubbzy” is on (AGAIN), but if I have to listen to any more television or whining, I could well just go completely overboard.

So, problem solved.

Tomorrow, life returns to normal. Better than normal actually – Tuesdays and Thursdays are the best of the bunch. I need a Tuesday really badly. Really.

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Sarah is a book nerd, a music lover, an endorphin junkie, a coffee addict. Oh, and a goof ball. She writes, she tweets, and she sings off key.

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