It’s 7:22 a.m. and I’m in my running clothes with my sweaty ponytail dripping down my back. This is the Golden Forty-Minutes after Stefan and Hans leave and before I really need to get the little ones practicing and homework-gathering before elementary school.
Xander, of course, is already up, having showered, dressed, eaten and practiced all before 7 a.m. Why is that kid so ambitious? One of these days he’ll discover the joy of sleeping in, but for now he has two extra hours to make lunch and revel in the comics from both newspapers.
Do you miss the funny pages? It’s a big adjustment, to go from reading four pages a day to just a few measly strips in the Daily Universe. I remember spying your dad reading the comics in the BYU library in our early days of dating and feeling like that was just one more confirmation that I had to marry the man.
Well, I can tell you what’s happening in Spiderman. NOTHING. He’s still in that stupid battle with Ironman that’s being running for over a month. Why do I waste my time reading that? At least Spiderman isn’t as sappy as Mary Worth (Mary Worth=total waste of ink).
Your visit home was glorious! Admit it, it’s nice to have everyone cheer at your arrival and hang on your every word. I’m glad that you’re enjoying school and gratified that you are missing us.
Thank you for saying, “Let’s just work around the house and eat tuna melts like we always do.” when we offered to do something “fun” for the holiday. You may have saved Dad’s life by tackling the highest beam.
And who knew that the sludge in the bottom of the stain bucket would produce excellent torches? I think that may have been the happiest hour of Xander’s life, and let’s be honest, Stefan’s too.
In retrospect, I realize I should have been horrified at the pyromaniacs in my backyard. But I honestly thought it was pretty cool.
Come home again soon. You are always welcome for dancing on the patio and raucous games of four-man chess (don’t even try to explain the rules to me; I’ll get a headache).
We’ll be putting on the second coat this Saturday. 😉