Monday, July 10, 2006

If There Are Nine Kinds Of Tired, I Have Ten

The garage sale went really well and I got rid of a lot of stuff that I don’t want to move with me. My books didn’t sell, however, and my mom said they were a little too “high brow” for the crowd buying junk at 6:00 a.m. on a Saturday. I thought that was funny. I sold every single “I Love Lucy” video and I think I had twenty of them.

Reece stayed the weekend with me and we had such a great time. Mom and I took him to see the new “Pirates” movie and he loved it. We, the adults, were bored with it, but Reece thought it was wonderful, so it was worth sitting through to watch his reactions. Unless you are taking a kid with you, don’t bother with the movie. One of my coworkers said she dozed off during the movie, but her little boy loved it, too, so based on that I’m declaring it a flop. The thing made something like $132 million over the weekend, so what do I know.

Here’s where all you moms of little ones get to laugh out loud: I kept my eight-year-old nephew from Saturday morning at 8:00 until this morning at 9:00 and I AM EXHAUSTED. No idea how you mamas do it every day of your life and still manage to speak in coherent terms. And, Reece is the perfect boy. He’s polite. He thanks me for the fruit punch, even. He is an absolute delight and not at all demanding, so I guess it’s just the responsibility that wears me out. And the going. We went to the movie (and I’d been up since 5am that day) and the pet store and twice we went to the skateboard park and I sat on my butt while Reece played, yet I am pooped. I’d do it again in a split second, though. I adore that boy.

I told him the only thing I insisted I get to do all weekend was watch the World Cup final Sunday afternoon, and I dozed off during the first half of the game. Sitting up. Reece came into the living room and saw my eyes closed and he got right up in my face and said, “hey, Nessa! Are you asleep?” I jumped out of my skin, all embarrassed, and recovered with, “oh, thanks for waking me, Reece! I sure don’t want to miss this match!” He gave me one of his precious grins and said, “you’re welcome! You got any fruit? I’m hungry!” So I got up and fed him.


Nicole said...

Sounds like a successful weekend to me!

By the way, DO you have any fruit? Because I could go for some right about now myself.

Miz S said...

Hope you made a lot of moola at the garage sale. Reece is such a sweetie pie. Damn, you're gonna miss those kiddos.

Angela in Europe said...

Cute story! As a pseudo literary buff, that last paragraph would sound great in a short story.

candee said...

Does anyone out there have any idea exactly how far a new roll of Charmin can go? In case you don't, I can tell you. I found out while I DARED to take a shower while my 2 and 4 year olds were supposed to be asleep. And just in case you are curious about how tired you can get with 2 boys, I'll let you borrow mine-just for a short while though.

Library Lady said...

I'm not sure it's the actual care as much as having to be on call at all times that exhausts parents sometimes. JR and I are going to be on our own this weekend and I know that know by Sunday, I am going to be overjoyed to see my husband return to take up his share of the responsibility!