Tuesday, January 26, 2016

My Soon-to-Be College Girls!

Well it has been a while since I last blogged but it is time I get back to it! Topic for today: I have 2 girls who are on their last half of their Senior year.  I don't know how I am going to handle both of them going off to college in the Fall!  Both my baby girls at the same time! So I decided to make a list of things that I am looking forward to when it comes to their absence. So here we go:

1. I honestly can't stand the Kardasians. "Keeping Up With the Kardasians" is my girls favorite show.  They have just about every episode of every season on my DVR.  They often have the show turned up enough for me to hear Kim's whiny voice echoing all throughout my house.  I CAN NOT WAIT to delete them all from my DVR and never ever, ever hear their narcissistic conversations reverberating throughout my house.  I think that I may even savor the deleting process by getting rid of one show at a time.

2.  I am tired of being sent out to buy tampons.  They have very specific requests as far as what type of tampons they want and (SURPRISE!) I always get it wrong!  I HATE getting tampons at the store! I loathe it!

3.  Laundry, laundry, laundry.  With two fashionable girls comes lots and lots of clothes. These clothes often end up in the washing machine.  In all fairness, we all help with laundry.  But here's the deal, we always have piles and piles of laundry, clean and dirty, always going through the machines!  It is an never ending task.  With just me, Shelly and Ben I believe that this will be a much smaller task throughout the week.

4.  We have three cars.  The issue is that we have 4 drivers.  So there are many days that I have plans of what I want to do when I get home from work that sometimes involves using my car.  But oftentimes, when I get home I am confronted with two girls who cannot work out their plans with their one car.  So someone needs to use my vehicle to go to work or practice or any number of excuses.  So I am stuck at home without a vehicle.

5.  Even though my kids go to public school it seems like there is no end to school fees. The biggest one is for Lacrosse which is not recognized as an official sport (until next year of course), so we have to pay full price for both of them.  But it is not just Lacrosse.  There are book fees, lab fees, cap and gown fees, lunch fees, cross country fees, etc., etc., etc. Now as Ben heads up to High School in the Fall, if he makes high school show choir that will drain the bank big time.  But at least I only have to concentrate on one student in high school.  

6.  Another never ending task is the dishes.  We have a house without a dish washer. Instead we all take turns doing the dishes.  I hate doing dishes.  Especially when there are a lot of them left over from multiple meals.  I look forward to the fact that there will be a lot less dirty dishes with just me, Shelly and Ben. But I also know that it will be a losing battle to make Ben my permanent dish washer.

7.  About once every six months something hideous happens with our pipes.  The pipe that is directly connected to the drain in my shower starts to back up.  As I am taking a shower I notice that I am beginning to stand in a puddle of water because the drain is not getting rid of the dirty water fast enough.  That is when I must go get the drain snake and feed it into the pipes.  Inevitably I will find a giant hair clog that is preventing the water from draining correctly.  These hair clogs are beyond nasty.  It is bad enough that the pipe snake is able to pull it out but then I have to disentangle it from the snake to throw it away.  Of course the hair clog is from certain people in the family with long hair!  The two guilty ones: the girls!

8.  Whenever laundry is done all the socks that are found throughout the rest of the clothes are thrown into a basket.  The frustration with the socks lies in the fact that no one but me cares if their socks are matching! So there are many days that I notice that one of my children have one or both of my socks on, neither of which match one another.  This messes up my whole obsessive control over having matching socks.  Very frustrating!

9.  About once a week I will have one of the girls say to me that I need to tell the other girl to give back an article of clothing that belongs to the them.  Most of the times, they get along really well and share all their stuff just fine.  But every once in a while one of them will get protective of their stuff and demand that I step in and draw the line.  This doesn't even bring up the fact that all of my kids at times are wearing clothes that belong to me and they never ask first!

10. And the final thing that I am looking forward to is the constant dilemma with my bath towel!  I tend to use the same bath towel for a while. After all, most of the time you are just drying off yourself after becoming clean.  So to get a fresh towel every time I shower is ridiculous because it just creates more laundry.  I typically hang my towel on the edge of my bed just in front of the bathroom door.  But what seems to happen more often, is that one of my kids (mostly girls) goes to take a shower (in my shower), forgets to grab a towel so therefore they grab the closest one they can get which so happens to be mine on the edge of the bed.  So then when I get up to take a shower and go reach for my towel it's not there! So I am the cold, wet, naked one who has to sneak into the hallway and get a towel out of the closet.  

So here they are.  The top 10 things I am most looking forward to with my girls heading off to college.  There are thousands of things I will miss and I am sure I will even get teary-eyed every so often.  But when I do, I will come back to this article and remind myself of the things that have finally been righted with the girls gone!