What a glorious way to start my vacation....when I woke up this morning (about 6:30ish) the temperature outside was in the mid-to-low 50s. Woo hoo!!! Even now, as I sit here typing in front of my open window, there's a delightful breeze blowing in, helping me to enjoy the fact that it's still only 56. Me thinks it's going to be a wonderful day....
So, last night, I didn't exactly do "nothing" all night. I did enjoy about two hours of "nothing", but then it was time to take care of some Mommy things. Well, ok, I guess that would be Mom things, since Stud is almost (gasp!) 17. WTF?! When did THAT happen!? But, I digress...
I was asked to be part of a caravan that would be taking the Drama Club to see their director in a play last night. The original plan was to have Stud, his Best Friend, and one other friend drive with us. We were going to leave about 30 minutes early, and stop at this awesome new pizza place about 3 blocks from school to grab a quick dinner first. Well, of course, that's NOT what happened. At the last minute, one of Stud's other close friends was granted permission to come with us, but I had to pick him up. So much for dinner. That extra half hour was exactly what it took to pick up his friend and get back to school. Oh, well.
The play was actually pretty good, the kids all enjoyed themselves, and their director was really happy to see them. I was so happy for him because he had a HUGE group there to support him. We brought about 15 kids, plus the 4 adults who drove, and he had other friends and family there.
Luckily, the play ended a little earlier than we had anticipated, so you know what that meant....PIZZA! We went to my new favorite place and I don't know how I even managed to eat because the boys had me laughing the whole time. They really are a sweet group of boys. The sweetest part to me is that they weren't even embarrassed to be sitting there with ME, even though the pizza place was FULL of teenagers, some from their school.
They did have one moment of "Ewwww...I forgot how gross boys can be!" When we pulled up to the pizza place, the boys saw an abandoned couch at the far end of the parking lot. They ran over to check it out (who the hell knows why!) and then ran back over to me so we could go in. However, they did ask me if I would take their picture on the couch after we ate. Ummm...okay...gross! But, ok.
So, after we ate, they ran over to the couch, but decided they needed to move it, because it was too dark to take a picture. They ended up running all around the parking lot with this stupid couch. And, instead of being a decent mother, and controlling my children, I just sat in my car laughing because they looked so ridiculous! They finally decided on the perfect spot, right under one of the giant lights in the parking lot. Dorks!!
Um, yes, that would be them jumping on the couch, uh-huh....hey, I TOLD you, I'm on vacation! That means I get to be carefree and irresponsible, right? Oh, come on, they weren't hurting anyone. And they were cracking me up! I must have taken 20 pictures of them. (Ok, full disclosure - If I had seen someone ELSE'S kids doing this, my first thought would have been "What the HELL are those brats doing, and where the HELL are their parents?!?")
After the goofballs all got back into the car, and we started driving, Stud says, "Ok, does anyone else feel the immediate need to take a shower?" He's always been a bit of a germaphobe. (I have no idea how to spell that word. Is that even a word?)
Ok, I smell that my coffee is ready, so I think I'm going to fill my biggest mug, then take it and a magazine out to my hammock. Ahhhh.....vacation......
To Be Read By Rod Serling
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