Thursday, January 25, 2007

The School Project

The Project: Make a float about a state. Al got California. It is due today of course.

Saturday: "When are we going to start on my project?"
"We'll go tomorrow to get the supplies."

Sunday: "Mommy!"
"Shhh. Mommy went out last night. We'll do it later."

Sunday evening: "Oh shit. The stores are closed."

Monday evening: "Oh shit! The printer broke!"

Last night, the day before it is due:

4:30 p.m.- LP arrives home, to find me desperately trying to apply pipe cleaners onto a shoebox. He tries to cop a feel, I punch him.

5-6 p.m. – Soccer Practice. I stay at home, desperately trying to apply pipe cleaners. Frigging pipe cleaners!

6-6:30 p.m. – Dinner. LP and I stage a "California Fact" Dance Off to see who has the better ideas. Ironically enough we come up with pretty similar facts.

6:40 p.m. - LP decides to go and BUY A NEW PRINTER. Oh I wish I was joking.

6:30-7 p.m. – More pipe cleaner application. To no avail. Wrap the shoebox, apply foam backing that does not stick. A lot of cursing. Rug is getting in the way, still singing High School Musical songs from the concert Monday night.
(*side note* The concert was SO much fun, and the girls had a blast. And Mommy enjoyed the boy who replaced the original Troy, who is busy off shooting a remake of "Hairspray" ***shudder** another frickin remake!)

7-8 p.m. – The new printer is calibrating.

8:10 p.m. – Still calibrating.

8:15 p.m. – Friggin calibrate already!

8:25 p.m. – LP stomps off as I get anxious with him trying to apply text to a picture and he is taking for-ev-er. Hello? We have NOTHING done. The picture can wait!

8:30 p.m. – Divorce proceedings begin.

8:35 p.m. - LP and I are laughing hysterically as we both attempt to provide spellings for 'sequoia'.

8:40 p.m. – Al starts crying because “You and Daddy aren’t taking this seriously and I’m going to FAIL!”

8:50 p.m. – I figure out a way to put those pipe cleaners on. Just shove them in the box!

8:55 p.m. – All the pictures are printed out! Woo hoo!

9:00 p.m. – The Golden Gate Bridge is sagging. Let me rig something up.

9:15 p.m. – One more interesting fact and…..WE ARE DONE!!

Hooooooooly Cow that was a task.

This morning on the way to school the Golden Gate Bridge fell down. I'm sure Fergie will do a song about it.

1 comment:

Amy said...

Oh my love. This could have been written by me! Great post. Great task mastering. Fergie don't give a f- so wha should you?