Monday, July 27, 2009

Ugh... Is the Weekend Over Yet?

Strangely, I'm HAPPY the weekend is finally over.

My son turned six this Friday, and somehow his birthday managed continued non-stop until five o'clock on Sunday. Friday it was presents and swimming at grandma and grandpa's hotel until late (for a six year old, anyway;) much of Saturday at ComoTown, which is an amusement park attached to our local zoo; and then Sunday a backyard party involving ten three to six year old boys (well, one was a girl, who held her own nicely,) who tore up the yard and generally had an awesome time splashing in the pool, squirting each other, and getting hopped up on birthday cake and Popsicles.

Whee.

Actually, given that there were only a few head injuries on Sunday, I think things went pretty well. I know that the kids had fun. And, despite our specifically asking for NO PRESENTS, Mason got overloaded with gifts of all kinds. At least the grandparents stuck to the rule, because they chipped in to help buy the LEGO Star Wars, Millennium Falcon. Which, btw, is awesome to behold... even in it's current state of a zillion pieces and ginormous box.

I'd been hoping for a respite from the chaos this morning, but the first thing that happened was that Mason forgot his glasses, and I spent nearly an hour searching for them at home before returning to his school to give them to his teacher. (Yes, he's still in school. It's a year round program. He'll have August off, as well as two other months, just not all in the summer.) Then I got an e-mail from my agent for me to send copies of my novels to the German publisher who wants to publish them... and a number of students in the last I guest teachered in last Wednesday would love for me to review their work -- oh, and a local author is looking for a blurb... and... and...

I just want to nap.

How about you? How's your Monday shaping up?

3 comments:

Lou Gagliardi said...

First, Happy Birthday to Mason! Six is a big step.

I like the idea of year round school with a month here, and a month there off. It's a good idea.

My Monday is going well. I just found out a $15 Amazon.com giftcard today in a contest.

Francesca said...

Hi, you don't know me but I am a huge fan of your Garnet Lacey series.
I am so happy to see that you plan on releasing a 5th book! I am so excited.

Also, to reply to your post - I enjoyed my little cousins birthday party this weekend. He turned 2 and my cousin put out a slip and slide for the older kids (4-7 yr olds) and it was very funny watching them try to run with out slowing down to slide on it.. they ended up crawling through it instead.

-Francesca

tate hallaway said...

Funny about the slip and slide, Francesca! And, Lou, the year round thing is really great for me, since it doesn't derail my writing for months.. and I can currently afford to be home and take care of Mason on those odd months off. I know a lot of parents struggle with the schedule, but I love it.