Friday, June 3, 2005

SUMMER VACATION? Who? What? Where? When?

75 Days Until Schools Starts!

Its a challenge being in the same family with my 2 daughters, let alone in the same house with them!  Now that summer is upon us we have more quality family time than I can stand.  I try to get the kids outdoors, but that usually entails a trip in the truck's close quarters for a period of time before we reach our destination.  Close quarters are BAD when you are sharing it with juvenile sisters with just 3 years separating them. 

Yesterday, in a souvenier store, Rocky scowled at a little plaque that had a 'World's Best Sister' poem engraved on it. 

'That is such a lie!' she said.  'They obviously don't know Becca.'

'Actually I think that is for older sisters, who have grown up and learned to love each other' I pointed out.  Rocky rolled her eyes and left the store.  It was too mushy for her.

Later that day Rocky came running to me with flashing eyes, a grinning Becca close behind her.

'Mom, make Becca shave her pits!  They're as hairy as a jungle and they stink!'   Becca took advantage of my confused silence and gave her baby sister a big hug, making sure to wrap her arm around Rocky's face, strategically placing her armpit over Rocky's nose.  Rocky screamed and tore out of the room with Becca in persuit.  I raised my own arm, took an experimental sniff and decided not to get involved in that arguement. 

I grew up with 4 sisters.  Funny, I don't remember us ever being that bad!  Sometimes I feel sorry for Rocky, being the youngest of the 5 siblings.  But if she is anything like I was, and recent indications show that she is, then she will figure out a way to get her revenge.  I'll just let nature take its course till then.

Only 75 more days of summer and then everything will be back to normal.  I can't wait!  I'm already practicing my happy dance!

15 comments:

promiseluv372 said...

LOL you crack me up!  And I thought growing up with brothers was bad!
~ Promise

sunnyside46 said...

i love the pit exposed hug ploy!
marti
http://journals.aol.com/sunnyside46/MidlifeMusings

theonlygrlhere said...

LOL too funny. It was the other way around for me. My sister (who is 4 years younger than me) was the one who constantly did things to annoy me. One thing that she did to me that really made me mad was when I was sleeping and she colored all over me with permanent marker! Took a LOT of scrubbing to get it all off.

Take care
Juli

swmpgrly said...

Dont wear out the dance , you want it to be fresh when the day comes...lol

sunflowerkat321 said...

Uh oh...you're counting days until they're back to school.  Mine aren't even OUT yet!!!
:)

loveladylisa1 said...

Counting down huh? I already have my calender marked, highlighted and plan on a ME day for the day they go back to school.
Ahhh, sibling chaos, ain't is grand? My daughter (soon to be 16) is always gripping about my son's hair (soon to be 20), and just the other day he was griping about her obsession with shaving her pits and that she shaved too much and one of these days it's gonna grow a forest under her arm. I just stay out of it.
Lisa

schnozbeary said...

My kids just got out of school for the summer yesterday!! Believe me, it doesn't change just becasue the siblings are opposite sex. My only saving grace is that the kids are both busy this summer with jobs and friends to be too much hassle for me... but I feel your pain!! Breathe....:) Penny

astaryth said...

<LOL> Already counting down??
http://journals.aol.com/astaryth/AdventuresofanEclecticMind

mumma4evr said...

LOL  are they all cycling when yo do?  oh the fun!!!!  right now there are 3 of us having our Aunt Flo...not fun!  can't wait til youngest DD joins us@@
Becky

jen73169 said...

LOL... we teachers always figured parents were counting down the days of summer, now we know! LOL
Jennifer

brandyp0509 said...

I'm countin' down with ya and practicing the dance I shall do on the first day (ah first day of school, good times, good times, ha ha).  I have already broken up multiple fights between the two school age kids, the two babies I just let them have at it, lol. Have heard the phrase "I'm bored, there's nothing to do here" one too many times as well.  Lord I must have been bad in my former because I am getting my dues now, lol.  Gotta love em' though the little nutcases! Love this entry, Brandy

ccancu said...


Madame President,

I move for mandatory naps each afternoon and keeping track of the sibling that commits the most random acts of kindness for MOM over the course of the summer.  In 75 days, that sibling gets a prize . . .

Wait.  Way too much trouble, Madame President . . .  I withdraw the motion.  Good luck!

http://journals.aol.com/Ccancu/CEEGEEATLARGE

gatorspictures said...

LMAO!!!!

hestiahomeschool said...

Oh, I thought you were going to homeschool from now on....
rofl....pity me...

rootbeerses said...

Thank you.. you just answered the question i've been asking my kids all week...   WHEN DOES SCHOOL GO BACK???    lol.   Enjoy your summer.
Leslie