We are officially at t-4 days until the first day of school over here at Casa de Screaming Kids.
That means, of course, that after a long and glorious summer filled with togetherness and collaborative efforts to see who can irritate their sibling the most, our time is finally coming to an end. Our days of banging on our older brother's door when he's having the required alone time needed by a person entering middle school are almost over. Our days of riding on our sister's heels while we scooter around the patio until she has completely lost her mind are dwindling. Our days of telling our brother that he farts entirely too much for a human are past their prime.
Yes, friends, it is almost over.
So when I heard the usual screaming coming from the garage, where the kids were playing because it was raining outside and we are classy like that, I shrugged my shoulders and said, "Just another day in paradise," before grabbing my vodka tonic and inspecting the situation.
No, I really wasn't drinking this morning, but it makes for a nice visual.
"He's pushing me!" She screamed.
"She's annoying me!" He screamed.
"They're driving me crazy!" They all screamed together.
Instead of sending them in opposite directions to cool off in their rooms I came up with this:
"Who wants to watch Barack Obama's acceptance speech with me on the computer?"
And they all raised their hands.
That, my friends, is how the west was won.
So now you know who I will be voting for on November 4th, and you know exactly why. Any questions?