As I sit here on a Wednesday morning, with the TV on mute, the laptop blaring my new favorite tune, Alejandro by Lady Gaga, don't ask, I'm still wondering why I love it. I can't say I know anyone by the name of Alejandro, but I do love the lyric, "You know that I love you boy, hot like Mexico, Rejoice..." LOL! What can I say, while many loathe the "uniqueness" and "individuality" of Lady Gaga, I on the other hand, embrace her diversity and her "insane" lyrics. Sure, Glee last night, did have an impact on me, as they always do when I watch it, for didn't you know, I always wanted to be some kind of performer... (we'll save that for another day). But as my family sat there and watched Kurt's dad blast Finn for the derogatory statement of the word "fag"... I'm not sure about you, but I turned to take a look and make sure my kids' ears were wide open, cause he could not have said it any better. One word powerful!
It's another gorgeous day, the Weather Widget got it wrong (again). They may as well leave the weather blank (and place a little note, to say to fill it in)... The dog is at my foot, as he always is when I'm sat on the computer, he's fine, I gave him a water bottle. Not the best toy, but it keeps him busy...The kids are like zombies... they are and never will be "morning" kids. It would help if they didn't play out till curfew, but they did stay out till 10:30 pm.. I pushed that last 30 minutes. And of course we went for a walk at 9:30 pm last night.
Summer is officially here, the kids ended school last Thursday... and the kids have eased into such a drastic change, overnight.. Ha, are you kidding they have been counting down till summer vacation since school started.
Ethan has graduated from 6th grade and Elementary School altogether. Which dawned on me, I will have 3 kids in 3 different schools. (Highschool, Middle, Elementary)
And Izzy.. was excited yet sad to begin summer...
And the teenager...
Yea, I think he started his summer during second semester... While I love him to bits, his summer started with, well.. a sit down, lecture, and all around smack down...
I'm not sure I can describe what having a teenager is like in the house..
(The gel tight Mohawks, American Eagle shirts, overdosed in cologne, pants sagged to show off their boxers, the cell phone glued to one hand, and the 10,000 texts, the various ringtones to distinguish each call, the lingo that only 'said' friends can comprehend, the wanna be rappers, to the wanna be guitar strumming rock stars..)
Oh wait, I can.. because I can clearly remember what I was like. One simple way to put it.. "All about me, me, me.."
And I admit.. and my mom will concur, that I was a bit of a spoiled "brat". It literally was all about me... But my mom never showed me any different. So if I wanted to go out without doing any sort of chore, I could..
Not in this house. So when he thinks he can stroll in and out of this house not picking up after himself or taking the initiative to see what needs to be done.. that's when we step in to remind him, whose house he lives under and whose rules he needs to abide by.
Take heed.. he's got a whole set of "high-school" guys he hangs out with, in which I've stuck my nose in their business.. (their life at home and at school, their grades, their FB/MySpace stats and and names...right down to their social security number they do not go unnoticed). He's got a "girlfriend" in which he "tweets" about every 5 minutes. In fact, they all have girlfriends.. (That's a whole other story..)
This is just the first week of summer.. and as you can see I'm all over the place.
But within this chaos I'm finding time to do things I love during these long summer days.. back to my love of reading. (It only happens in the summer...) LOL
Erica introduced me (to yet again) a new little series, the Hunger Games. And NO it's not about hungry vampires.. LOL.. The story is so different from what I've been used to, it's mind boggling & addictive. I bought the series (just 2 of the 3, third one comes out in Aug) just a few days ago and I'm already whizzing through the second one.
What is everyone else reading???
It's back to tending to the family and enjoying some sunshine..