My master bedroom is designed in such a way that the bathroom opens up into the bedroom and can't be seen from the hall or any other room in the house. Thus, I typically don't close either door. This weekend it seemed that every time I tried to gather a moment for myself this is what I saw. Seriously, even my vain attempts at screaming "GET OUT" or the lovely "GO AWAY" were not a deterrent to the every vocal, questioning Ms. G of whom I am the only one allowed to see this side of her.
G's school will not start until Sept 8 so she has almost a month before school while all of her friends will have already started. We will have a meet and greet lunch for all teachers and families on Aug 22 to which I am very much looking forward. I think I can safely get G's rides to and from settled.
This week G has gone with her 3 besties and the 5th grade baptists to St. Louis. She left yesterday. I do believe this will be very good for her.
She did already have a crisis of decision making, texting me to see if I thought she should spend the day riding rides only or go to the water park too. Her BFF's step dad was planning on taking a group to just do all the rides of the park and not the water park. I told her that the rides were once in a lifetime and water parks were more common. She decided to go on all the rides. Crisis averted, heh.
Seriously she wouldn't make her own decision. She also had a crisis the day before about putting on a new screen saver for her phone, texting me at work my opinion and arguments to counter my opinion until I told her either do it or don't but leave me alone. I was at work at the time and didn't have time or energy to deal with screen saver or not. Sometimes she wears me out!
She will be back Thursday and asked me who would pick her up. I told her it would depend on when she arrived: before I am off work, Grandad, after work, Me. So she said, "But what if I get in at like 9:30pm?"
I told her with as serious a face as I could muster, "Well then, I will leave you in the parking lot for the evening." I think for a sec she believed me. She is such a serious deeply thinking child; sometimes it is painful to hear the things she comes up with.
Back to school thoughts, we have to purchase nothing other than gardening boots and an umbrella though that wasn't on the most recent list. All school supplies will be provided to the children which makes me jump for joy!! The only other thing is we will have to go shopping for blue jeans but not for a while as it will be hot enough for shorts well in to October I think. Also, the school t-shirt of which one will be provided, I will need to get several more. Long sleeves can go under the school shirt for winter.
Mom went to the doctor yesterday to assess the progress or rather decline, and as the doctor found and we all knew, she has declined. My sister and my dad have started the what-will-we-do-if conversations of which I am glad to be left out. I will go along with the crowd. I would love to take my mom away for a weekend with G to give my dad a break but may not be able to do so. She will not be able to go next year more than likely and a labor day weekend would be great fun particularly if it were somewhere we have both been to remove the stress of not knowing where we are.
Dad needs a break from the daily care but he won't necessarily ask for it. In truth it would be easier for him to go away and me to stay with mom at her house but he is as much a homebody as she is. His inability or unwillingness to ask for a break is distressing but maybe he really doesn't need one.
G will be playing soccer again this fall if I can get her to the practices that is. This will all depend on if I can get someone to drop her off at my dad's after school then he can drop her off at practice and I can pick her up. Anyway, that is all we have going on right now. I still can't believe how fast time goes!!