Well, it's been about 3 weeks since Bubble Boy ripped my bleeding heart right out and returned our cable boxes while I innocently slept. After coping with the knowledge that I would no longer be able to sit and mindlessly flip through the hundreds of channels we had (but never watched...I just took comfort in knowing I could if I wanted to), it hasn't been too bad. We've had to buy The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
and somehow BB says some special chants, waves his magic wand and transfers that to the Apple TV so I can get my daily dose of fake news. But otherwise, we've made do with the library and Netflix. The biggest conflict seems to center around the gender and age difference between the kids, but we had that before, so no Big Whoop.

Speaking of Apple TV, I'll take this moment to say I'm peeved with Apple for putting out a product designed for use with a TV that won't connect directly to the internet and download programs from iTunes. Doesn't that sound like an obvious feature? But I'm just a technobaby, so what do I know.

Not much else happening. These have been the lazy days of summer. I am doing the cleanse again. That's what made me think about the TV thing. The first few days of the cleanse I have found myself craving things (Big E really enjoys waving her nachos and goodies under my nose) that I would otherwise not give a second thought. Graham crackers, churros, potato chips with sour cream dip, etc... Kinda like the craving to watch lots of junk tv when I knew I no longer could. What's up with the human brain working this way? Of course I've heard 'the grass is always greener...', 'we always want what we don't have', etc... but it does get old and anyway I always thought of myself as somehow different, maybe a bit above all that nonsense. Guess I'm a walking cliché in yet one more way.

Big E's school will be starting in less than 3 weeks. Little A won't start his 4 day/week nature school until after Labor Day. This is the first summer in a while that I haven't found myself checking the days, hours, minutes before school starts. I decided we weren't going to do any summer camps this year. We spend all school year being told where to be and when to be there, so I really wanted a break for all of us for a while.

It's been a great summer! Yes, it hasn't all been rainbows and unicorns....there have been Moments. Just yesterday one of those Moments presented itself in a very ugly manner. After the gym, the bubble kids and CCC's kids usually beg for some way, somehow to stay together forever and always. So we split up, I took the 3 big girls, she took the 2 little ones and we ran our errands, meeting back up at her house for lunch (yummy cleanse-approved mushroom soup...delish!) and to switch back to our own kiddos. Upon being given the 10 Minute Warning, Little A shrieked like a banshee and ran screaming through the house like a three-headed monster was chasing him with a pitchfork and it basically went on this way for about 45 minutes, long after we got home. I'm thinking he wasn't ready to leave.

It was, of course, all my fault. He told me so many times. A multitude of so-called privileges were lost yesterday which ends up causing more misery to me and the whole family every time he's reminded he can't have dessert, watch a video, go to Barnes and Noble to trade in his reading list for a free book. Guess who relishes in reminding him often of these punishments? Big E is a master at making sure her brother never feels happiness in her presence. There I go complaining again. But like I said, I'm not looking forward to school kicking back into full swing. Then I'll have no tv AND no kids. What will I do for entertainment then? Yikes...what will I crave???


KT said...

I'm not ready for school to start eeee-thurrrr!

Jamie said...

Oh, I'm sure you'll find SOMETHING to do even without kids & tv.

If you can't, then there's always a whole list of chores at my house that you're welcome to come help me with! :)