Sunday, June 18, 2006

Insta-mommy

We picked up the kids yesterday. Apparently the x decided that even though my husband won't be here, I will. And this woman has only met me twice and I've only met the kids twice and she didn't even know we were married (she does now), but she decided that it would be great for the kids to stay with us for at least two weeks. Now, I'm not a mom, so I really can't judge, but under these circumstances, would you let your kids stay for two weeks or longer? Then, she called and ripped Wes a new one because we took them to church and enrolled them in vacation bible school. Yes, that's right, we intentionally TOOK THE CHILDREN TO CHURCH!!!! I mean really, what kind of evil, twisted, wicked people are we that we would TAKE CHILDREN TO CHURCH. Maybe she's just scared that we're going to tell the children that she's a ho for moving ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO LIVE WITH A MAN SHE MET OVER THE INTERNET EVEN THOUGH SHE WAS STILL MARRIED AND SHE TOOK THE KIDS TO LIVE WITH A MAN SHE MET OVER THE INTERNET. Right now, her mommy skills aren't looking all that great to me. We would never tell the kids that anyway. One day they'll figure that out on their own. "Oh, one morning we said good-bye to daddy, got on an airplane, and when we got off, we went and lived with this guy and mommy slept in his bed." Yeah, they won't figure THAT out on their own.

Anyway, I'm freaking out because I really haven't had all that much kid contact since I babysat in highschool. And I really, really have to work on my dissertation proposal and I'm not sure how much I'll be able to do. But I have a few things planned and Wes will be back on Thursday night, so it shouldn't be that bad. The kids are really well behaved, but even well behaved kids are still kids. And they go to bed later than I do, so that may be a problem. I'll let you know how it goes, and please, if you're a mom, send me suggestions.

Other than that, I hope everyone had a great weekend.

4 comments:

minnie said...

good luck with that hon! don't forget to breathe. you'll be fine. you're an amazing person and you'll probably surprise yourself with how well you do.

Queen of Ass said...

They don't HAVE to go to bed later than you do. You are the authority here. I wouldn't leave them on their own unsupervised if I were you.

Tiffany said...

You can do it, hon. You are completely sweet and fabulous. Is there a park nearby that you can take the kids to play? You could take them to see Cars, the new Disney movie.

Bart's Camille said...

I'm a mom. (In case you forgot.) I think it sounds like you're doing terrific and with them being in VBS (she can bite herself) that will keep them occupied for a few hours each day - I would use that time to work on your dissertation proposal and shower. Summer usually has lots of activities for kids - check with the library and the local movie theaters might have free or dollar movies for kiddos. You are doing fabulous. Call me if you need an ear or a word. Hugs!