Today went as well as I expected it to. We got Charlie signed up for camp successfully, but after going the wrong way through the parking lot and parking semi-illegally in the street, I lugged everyone into the elementary school only to realize that I'd only brought two of the three missing documents from Charlie's kindergarten registration. Sigh. Birth certificate, you haunt me for another day!
We also had very loud public fights in:
- The grocery store
- The YMCA parking lot
- The t-ball field
- The basketball gym at the Community Center, and
Also exhausting was the fifty-yard dash I completed today during t-ball when I couldn't find Charlie on the playground during Wes's team's practice (Wes was not participating because "My feeeeelings are tiiiiiireeedddd." See loud public fight, above) (Both kids' practices are on Tuesday nights, which meant I had to occupy Screamy McRasherson at the ballfield for two hours this evening. My friend's seven-year-old daughter took care of him for the first hour and I am thinking of adopting her). I carried screamy-James and pissed off-Wes (sixty pounds total!!) the whole way to the boys' bathroom to see if he was in there (he was! So responsible, and also, TELL ME WHEN YOU ARE LEAVING THE PLAYGROUND) then carried them both part of the way back to the field to wave off the search party that had formed spontaneously. Made those twenty-five leisurely minutes I spent on the elliptical this morning seem like a walk in the park, which it kind of was actually. Got some good CNN watching done.
I've got four different people helping me with the kids tomorrow, my lecture, an exam review, a meeting about my NSF proposal, and a night out at the movies with friends. And then I am home free. Come on Thursday!!