Monday, July 14, 2008

Post Vacation Letdown

You know what it's like, right? You have a lovely vacation week, and then WHAM, it's back to reality. For me, that reality is a rainy Monday and bored kids. Oh, and 100% humidity that requires an air conditioner. Blech.

Did I ever blog about the Bon Jovi concert? No? What is wrong with me? That was one hell of a show! All American Rejects opened up and they were very good. My poor husband knew none of their songs until my niece played some on her IPod on the way to Boston for him. He liked their music and he is PICKY about his music choices. Then Bon Jovi played a 2 hour show for us and it was just awesome. I could barely talk on the way home from all the screeching singing I did. Luckily my voice and my hearing returned within a day. It was so incredibly worth waiting 20 years to see them!

My Super Nanny schedule never got put together over vacation. Slacker mom. And we so totally need it, because when Doug leaves for work at 7:30, it's a really, really long morning until the babies nap at 10. The never ending requests for tv, the "Mom, I'm hungry" whines at 8 am (that is after breakfast at 7), the "playing" with the twins that results in in lots of crying (ok, mostly from me). There are days, many, many days, when I think about going back to work. No, not as a lawyer, but just something to get me out of the house. But oh, what would I do with three kids under 4? So the rational me says "no no, you must wait until all the kids are in school, because you'd having to make a mountain of money to make paying for daycare worth it". And of course that rational me is totally right, but what I wouldn't give to be someone other than "mama" every once in a while. Oh the battles I wage in my head.

Congrats to AndreAnna on the birth of Sawyer. Now we wait for Cass to announce the arrival of Lexi. Keeping my fingers crossed for you Cass!


heather said...

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooohhhhhh SO jealous! The one time I had tickets to see Bon Jovi, I got sick and couldn't go. I'm so glad you had fun!

Creative Kerfuffle said...

sounds like bon jovi was AWESOME! as if they could be anything but right?

as for the wanting to go back to work? wouldn't it be cool if you and i could switch lives for a few months? : ) i have the same convo in my head in reverse. i want to stay home and quit my job.

AndreAnna said...

Thank you!!

You just discussed the exact reason I do work; then again, I have two, not four kids.. lol

Dana said...

You could try working on a Saturday! Doug's turn to watch the kids on his own while you go work at some virtually pay-free retail store. I'm serious. Can you say "discount?" I picked up an extra job around Christmas once for that reason! Since you obviously don't actually need the money, you can go out without the kids, talk to adults all day and then go home with a new shirt. ;)

Samantha said...

I too am so jealous that you got to see Bon Jovi. What fun you must have had and in Boston, even more fun.

Helen said...

I was just thinking today that going back to work would be worth it. Even if I didn't make any money, I would at least be able to go somewhere and not be asked 2 million questions in the span of a minute.