Thursday, September 2, 2010

It's too darn quiet in here....

That's right, I said quiet. First day back at Preschool. Well, first day ever for Sophia. No girls means no chasing each other in circles around the coffee table, no Elmo Kids Songs 2, no fighting over who gets to carry around my iPhone and mess it all up. It's just quiet. And I actually miss the noise. Well, maybe I don't miss having my phone all gooed up from sticky fingers, but I do miss them. Let me say that this is temporary insanity, it's just a set back, and I know I should enjoy it. My day before preschool went a little something like this.

9:30 am - In the car and on the way to storytime at Barnes and Noble, things are looking good so far.
10:25 am - Rush into Barnes and Noble for storytime, rip a few books and other various products off the shelf on our way and finally sit down.
10:30 am - Storytime begins.
10:32 am - Continue ripping books off shelves, lay down a few times on the benches, get a few crazy looks from other Moms.
10:37 am - Rip both girls up by the arms and storm out of B&N, stopping a few times to lecture about how NOT to act at storytime.
10:40 am - Lecture continues. I'm not over it.
10:45 am - Cross the street to the Library to return a few things. Pray things get better.
10:50 am - Both girls screaming and laughing and running around the library.
10:51 am - Run into two old HS friends and hang my head as I comment about my crazy girls who are now playing hide and seek.
10:55 am - Lecture continues.....and some more. But this time about Library etiquette.
11:10 am - Full blown grocery shopping underway. Both girls begin their grocery store lunch by eating a banana. Two aisles later, the Silent Assasin has become the I'm-going-to-make-this-hell-for-Mom kid screaming up and down every aisle.
11:15 am - On the verge of tears myself, I rip open the nearest box of snacks I can find. Ahhh, peace and quiet.....for oh, about half an aisle.
11:16 am - Resume screaming fit. This time with arms up in the air as if to say "pick me up you stupid lady" and scream for "aeyie" (aka, lovie). Please note from a previous post that "aeyie" was lost at this very HEB, so "aeyie" is no longer allowed onto the scene of the crime.
11:20 am - Screaming continues and does so for the next 10 aisles. A few "I feel sorry for you" and "you're a horrible Mom" and "geez lazy pick up your kid" glances later, I'm at the register, both girls are running around, playing the HEB sticker crane drop game and getting their non-deserved balloon.

11:57 am - In the car and I'm now crying.

Yet today. I miss them. I'm off to get my head checked.


  1. Oh Alison -- I remember the days! :)

    You need to check out MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) at Pedernales River Fellowship -- you would fit right in. :)

  2. It was an adventure to say the least! I'm about to start Mom to Mom at Lakehills Church! I'm excited about it, but if that doesn't pan out, I'll check out MOPS!