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April 05, 2010

Spring Break Post Mortem

Towels(Heavy sigh.) This is a picture of one of the mountain of linens I’ll be washing now that my twins have returned to college after spring break.  Yesterday I went to the basement to workout. I grabbed the phone so it would be close by. The phone rang, I tried to answer and discovered the battery was dead. Why was the battery dead? That would be because the kids unplugged the phone to charge their computers.

I went to the fridge to get salsa to put on scrambled eggs today, but alas, there was none to be found, even though last week there were two full jars. While looking for the salsa I found an orange juice container with a tablespoon of juice left in it, an empty container of sour cream and three half drunk containers of Gatorade.

My son needed new clothes. At Macy’s we found jeans, sweaters and tennis shoes all on sale. A few weeks ago he got his ears pierced (I repeat this mantra to myself from author Barbara Coloroso, “It’s not life-threatening, it’s not morally-threatening and it will grow back.”) He wanted to look at earrings - read, Mom, I want you to buy me earrings. I told him, “I don’t buy earrings for your sisters and I won’t be starting with you, but I’ll be happy to look at them with you.”

My daughter was only home for four days of break but in that time period she left a Valentine’s vase, five spiral notebooks in various states of use, 10 bobby pins, a packet of receipts from her road trip to Arizona, a pair of sunglasses, a thank you note and five CD’s on my kitchen counter. Oh, and add to that the 6 lb bag of protein powder my son hauled out of the pantry.

I discovered my computer charger up in someone’s bedroom and my iPod headphones have disappeared.

Wow – can’t wait for summer break.

This is an original post to 50-Something Moms Blog.

Nancy can be found buried in her laundry room or blogging at Just the Right Things.