It’s after one a.m. and I really wish I was in bed right now, but I’m not remotely tired. My body thinks it’s midnight, which is about two hours earlier than I’ve been going to bed lately, so I’m kind-of screwed. Especially since I can’t laze around in bed tomorrow morning until it’s time to throw on a coat and take the kids to school. (The Ass was still home this morning when we left for school, and I think he was surprised and appalled that I threw a coat over my pajamas to walk the kids to school.)
I spoke with Jake’s teacher last week and she mentioned that he’s been driving her crazy lately, talking all the time in class and just having a ton of extra energy. We go through something like this every year around this time, when the weather starts to get better. Last year it manifested itself in hitting a bunch of kids, a week-long reign of terror that landed Jake in so much trouble he didn’t see his favorite electronic things for over a month. So, while talking a lot is definitely an improvement over hitting, I’m trying to do something to take care of the problem instead of waiting it out and crossing my fingers. I’ll be taking the kids to the playground for half an hour before school, so that Jake can run off some of that extra spring-time energy. I really hate the idea, and I’m almost hoping that it doesn’t work, because if it does I’ll be stuck doing it until June. But I have the feeling it’s going to work.
Anyway, I should be asleep. But I wanted to point out a few posts I wrote on other sites recently. First up, I was on brownstoner.com last week, talking about some things that had to be done on the garden floor of our house before we could use it. Remember, my brownstoner posts are lagging a few months behind reality, so they don’t know about the new kitchen yet (shhh!).
Next up, I was on the NYC Moms Blog today, talking about the pitfalls of telling the truth when someone asks you for advice. And I think I forgot to point out my last NYC Moms Blog post, about a girl who was arrested for doodling on her desk. Insanity.
OK, I’m going to bed, hopefully I’ll be able to get enough sleep before hitting the playground.
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