I thought that having Summer Break would be awesome. I forgot that moms never get a break. The difference in summer is that Kiki is now home every single day. I can’t even hear the voices in my head anymore! Oh, I love the kid dearly, and most of the time I enjoy her company. Lately however, it seems like I could really use a break!! So, guess what? She is leaving this weekend to go spend a week at Grandma’s! And I’ll probably be missing her like crazy, won’t I?? I’m weird like that. I’ve just been really stressed over – well, life, I guess – and she’s on my last nerve a bit. Not her fault. But I think it’ll be a nice break. She’s flying on a plane all alone. She’s never done that before, and I am a little freaked out about it. Just because she’s my baby. It’s a direct flight, and only about an hour. We’ve done it together bunches of times. I can’t believe I think she’s grown up enough to do this! She’s really excited, and a bit nervous as well. This week we are doing lots of laundry and packing and buying new stuff to take…. we went clothes shopping today. She made some – interesting – choices! I couldn’t convince her of my opinion that "shoes make the outfit." She’s like "I have tennis shoes, sandals, and flip flops. I’m set." HUH!! She is so not my child!! I wanted to buy her a pair for every outfit… after two pairs of "they’re too tight" she wouldn’t try any more on. I suppose Alan would be proud. Saved him money.
Anyway, I have stuff I’d like to whine about, but I think I’ll spare you for today. I’ve just been busy trying to keep my head about water around here, house-work-wise, so I just haven’t gotten on the computer at all. Things are going alright…. I’ll try not to stay away too long….