It's not that I don't like spending time with you.
It's just the whole of you that makes it, uh, challenging.
It's not that I couldn't wait for school to start.
It's just that, now that it has, and two-thirds of you are gone for at least a portion of the day I'm, uh, sorta happy.
'Cause when it's just #3 and me, we can do things that all of us, couldn't, or wouldn't, do together.
Like go to the park, not to play, just to look (and let Dumb Mom exercise).
And, we wouldn't walk around downtown, right past the huge, better stocked, main branch of the library without anyone begging to go in (to check something out that we would invariably lose, only to find it later, and return it and wind up owing more in fines than we would have if we'd just lost the effing thing for good and paid for it out right!).
No way could we have gone in this cute little deli with it's narrow doorway (you all would have pushed and shoved to get through), and it's tables for two (you all would have fought over the extra chair before arguing over who had to sit at the adjacent table alone), and it's deliciously soaked in butter bagels (that would have cost me $20 had you been there b/c you each would have required your own drink and your own bagel, even though you'd be hard pressed to finish either one).
But, #3 and I happily shared (to reduce my calorie intake and prevent me from entirely negating the fact that this was originally designed as an exercise mission).
While sitting quietly beside the creek.
And, this toy store, with it's easily accessible samples and it's whimsical, but fragile, toys would have been wishing it were guarded by a vicious child eating bear as opposed to the happily dancing one that pirouettes near it's door.
Seriously. It's not that you're not an energetic, fun to be around, obnoxiously enjoyable bunch, 'cause you totally are.
It's just that when you're temporarily not here because you are happily engaged in other activities that are stimulating and integral to your overall physical, mental, social, and emotional development (or if you're at Mimi's house), I almost remember what it's like to be me.
So, #3, when do you start school?
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