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Tuesday, May 24, 2005

A Well Deserved Break

Rob is home from his fishing trip. He is exhausted, poor thing. I, on the other hand, am not exhausted at all. I find being with my children, non stop, 24 hours a day, with nary a break, for an entire week envigorating.

Tomorrow I get to have my break. I have a dentist appointment, where I will probably end up with a root canal.

I am looking forward to going, because:

1) I haven't been alone in over a week and listening to Hopalong's non stop whining is causing my ear drums to bleed. Oh, and the constant hopping, not so cute anymore.

2) I will be alone, and therefore get to drive the car, instead of the big van, which is large enough to cart around an entire sports team.

3) I will be alone, which means I will not have to buckle any carseats or listen to bickering, crying, and fighting.

4)I will get to recline in a chair for a few hours, with no one on my lap.

5) Did I mention I'll be alone?


Hello. My name is Chris and I have no life.

19 Comments:

Anonymous Jordana said...

I thought I was the only one who almost looked forward to dentist visits -- alone and talking to adults -- it's almost like a vacation, even if someone is drilling your teeth and has their fingers in your mouth.

11:29 PM  
Blogger novaks8 said...

The hopalong thing is killing me! My Jordan limped and limped on that heel. She is a regular drama queen anyway so she milked it for all it was worth.

If you are like me you can never really relax. I am always paranoid that I am forgetting one of the kids in the car because I can't believe I am alone.

11:50 PM  
Blogger Jamie Dawn said...

Hi Chris. Love your blog!! I came via Sylvana Finds.
Please tell your dentist you deserve an extra dose of laughing gas, and maybe even a canister of the stuff to take home with you.

11:56 PM  
Blogger harvestmoon said...

I gotta tell you Chris; if Jamie ever considered taking off for a week and leaving me with only 4 (cause that's all we've GOT) he'd be walking really funny.

I hope Rob appreciates you. I'd be resentful and pissed. I can't get over your sucking it up for him this past week. That is true love girl. DUnno if I'd have it in me. :) Seriously, a true test of love.

1:29 AM  
Blogger Jen said...

Can I join your club? I only have two kiddos but I've been solo mom for three mos while the hubby is in Iraq. Is it normal for your eye to twitch nonstop?? lol

2:35 AM  
Blogger Lammy said...

LOLOLOL A sad lot we are when a root canal sounds like a nice way to get away!
I feel ya Chris---I look forward to that ALONE time as well.
When my husband was gone for a year (alone) in Korea... all I heard was how hard it was for him. I had 5 kids at the time and BUSY 100% of the time.I just shook my head at the thought of a whole year ALONE. (yeh, I'd miss the buggers, but I'd surely enjoy it at least the first few weeks!)

3:33 AM  
Anonymous chuck said...

I so know what you mean. I am going to need back surgery in a month or so and I am already looking forward to some sleep and some quiet. My 6 are good but they are still always there, some quiet would be nice.

6:12 AM  
Blogger Meg said...

What about nitrous? I always find that an incentive to get to a dentist's office...

6:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Chris

I only have 3 kids but I am in your club as my idea of a good time is to do the grocery shopping without any kids at all. It bwats can i have this can I have that form the 11 year old Queen of the May and the 4 year old little of horror who runs off to pick out large cholcate bars or hunt up cars when he already has 2 storage bins full of toy cars. You know your a mum when this is your idea of paradise. You meet other women at the shops alone who are also enjoying it.

7:35 AM  
Blogger Annalise said...

LOL. Hope Rob doesn't read this and decide that a gift-card for dental work will be perfect for your next birthday.

Annalise

8:53 AM  
Blogger Kim said...

I can't believe I missed the opportu nity! I had 2 teeth worked on yesterday. Stupid me made my appointment to coincide with 8 kids' cleanings.

Hope you have an easy visit (well as easy as they can be).

9:13 AM  
Blogger thicket dweller said...

Did I mention that you can pick up a life at Wal*Mart for fairly cheap? 'Course it'll mean that you'll have cravings for Chinese food for the rest of your days, but, hey, it beats a root canal for your main source of retreat.

9:21 AM  
Blogger TBG said...

Enjoy your break.

9:39 AM  
Blogger Katie said...

Stay at home moms lead such exciting lives... hehe

9:40 AM  
Anonymous jillp8@msn.com said...

While viewing my husband's picture blog of his time in Iraq, I decided to browse others' blogs as a form of entertainment. As I too, a stay at home mother, have no life. Thank you for bringing a smile to my face and a hearty laugh to my soul that I haven't had in quite a while...

9:56 AM  
Blogger Indigo said...

All this time I thought I was the only one who enjoyed going to the dentist, simply for the 'break factor'. Enjoy it! Take a nap or something, and request some laughing gas, it's grrrrrrrrreat. :-)

9:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

people didn't get how relaxing my surgery recovery was. other than the pain, of course. :)

enjoy your root canal, here's hoping that the pain isn't too bad. But percocet is breastfeeding safe! :)

rachel
kjsl.com/~imacmom/agog

10:07 AM  
Blogger Carmen said...

HAHAHAHA! At least you get to read a book, uninterrupted, in the waiting room. Get yourself some laughing gas, and when it's all done, stop by the mall to shop for a while. Those dental visits, they can take alllllllll day. You know how no one wants to rush their dentist. Good heavens, you may just make it back in time for dinner!

11:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All the reasons I love going to the dentist...don't forget to "ask" for gas and not "beg" for it, like....um....some people do.

(Liz @ This Full House)

2:04 PM  

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