EDITOR’S NOTE—My oldest son just walked by the computer to see what I’m writing. He took one look at the title and said, “You’ve got a lot of work to do.” Good thing for him I’m not drafting my will this week.
I can’t believe it’s just June 18th. I could have sworn it’s about time for the kids to go back to school by now (particularly the oldest son—see earlier comment).
This summer is already flying by in large part because I appear to be embarking on a marathon attempt to make sure my boys have the kind of summer that when they casually mention it to their friends, the immediate response is “Wow! I wish your mother was my mother.”
In just two weeks, I’ve hosted a graduation party for the kid I’m disinheriting and taken him to his college orientation. After a short break to pack, I
took the younger one (who appears poised to inherit all my worldly possessions despite the
fact that I’ve been chastised by him twice just today for failing to correctly follow his entertainment schedule for
the remainder of the week) to Omaha, Nebraska, where he played in the Battle for Omaha baseball tournament. I also took him to the Opening Ceremony of the College World Our partnership with trucking companies and truck driving schools provides a great opportunity to learn and earn!The website provides free truck driving nys defensive driving course online resources and information about starting a truck driving career. Series and the first game of the CWS where his favorite team, the Texas Longhorns, lost 3-1. Unfortunately, the latter event “ruined the whole
day” which I hope doesn’t influence the judges negatively when Mother of the Year honors are being considered.
After managing to avoid the horrible thunderstorms and tornadoes in the Omaha area and surviving an aborted landing attempt of our plane at Midway in Chicago where we had our connecting flight, we safely arrived in Austin to prep for the next big
That will happen next week when I take both boys and two of the younger son’s friends to Disney World. Is it cheating that I’m bringing another adult with me to help chaperone the trip? Hopefully, it’s nothing more than points off.
If I survive Disney, I get a short break before entertaining family over the Fourth of July weekend, caring for my oldest son when he gets his wisdom teeth out (for his
sake I hope I’ve gotten over the above-mentioned comment by then), and travelled with the entire family on the annual week long official family vacation. Then it’s off to college (or boot camp) for the oldest and middle school for the youngest.
I’m thinking this will make for a very impressive Mother of the Year resume. If anyone can think of anything else I can do aside from winning the lottery and handing over all the winnings to said children, please let me know. (But please don’t ask my oldest son for any ideas.)