It is that time of the year.
Shoe Queen has gone back to college. And the house feels very quiet right now.
I am sure by next week we will be back in our normal routine. HHBL and I are definitely routine oriented in some things.
Funny how, when the progeny were little, I couldn’t wait for them to go back to school. Oh that first day was a day of rejoicing for me. The house stayed clean for more that 5 minutes. There weren’t people who needed my help RIGHT NOW even though I was IN THE BATHROOM FOR THE LOVE OF PETE! I am willing to be honest about this.
But eventually I came to love summer vacation. The stress and schedule free nature of it. The fact that the progeny were all home and it seemed like we laughed a lot.
Then Cartoon Girl went off to college. We moved her in the day that Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans.
Look we both have short hair!
Cartoon Girl came back for vacations of course but once they go off to college they really are gone for good. On their way to becoming adults.
Or at least you hope they are.
Then TMO went off to college.
She came home for vacations too but then there was that Tall Pakistani boy that came along
Yup, he definitely looks like he grew up in Pakistan.
And finally it was Shoe Queen’s turn
She comes home for vacations and such. This stretch was 8 weeks long. But really, there will never again be a time when she is here for long stretches of time.
Sigh. I think I need some ice cream to soothe.
Fine. No ice cream in the house so I had to content myself with cleaning out her room and bathroom and then….
A piece of French Silk Pie.
I feel slightly better now.
But it is still really quiet around here.