I’m letting my son stay home from preschool and I’m having that weird feeling that I used to get when I played hooky from work that we will be discovered doing something we’re not supposed to be doing, like watching Cartoon Network instead of practicing “Away in a Manger” for the Christmas play. (Ha. Before kids that sentence would have read: Sneaking into the movies and then going to the bar at 3 pm.) He’s not sick, he just hates school. Hates it enough to throw a screaming, crying, begging tantrum every time he has to go. It upsets his sister, it upsets me, and I just don’t feel like dealing today. But the guilt! The school is paid for! Today is the last day of practice for the Christmas play! We just had the weekend! Oy. As penance I will be doing 6 loads of laundry, taking the kids grocery shopping, and cleaning the house…eventually. For now we watch the Scooby-doo.
Over at author Belinda Kroll’s blog, she has made a list of indies to buy from this holiday season. She has included other indies besides authors and I’d like to add my friend Lorilee’s handmade wooden toys to the list. You can find Lorilee on etsy here. Her Mama Kopp toys are awesome and she is a woodworking fiend. If you have little ones, her toys are something different to give them this holiday season.
I also got a good giggle at this post by ScaryMommy this morning. As the mother of a December baby-my daughter’s birthday is December 27th-I can relate.
I realize I’ve done nothing but talk about my kids this morning, which was not what I set out to write about when I put my butt in my office chair. Sometimes you just gotta go with it. This is my life. And there is always the next blog post to write.
Rest assured I made awesome progress on Rebellion this weekend. Got another couple thousand words down and left my characters in two precarious situations that I will spend the rest of the story getting them out of. It’s nice when I can get things set up and then have a clear idea of what I’m going to write when I get a chance to do it.
Everyone have a happy Monday and, shhhh!, don’t tell Mrs. Sweeney what we’re doing!