We are down in NC on vacation for two weeks, but my husband started a new job recently so he was only able to stay for one week, and Number 2 is also working this summer, so the two of them left and went home yesterday.
So I’m flying solo with Number 3 through 7 until Saturday.
I made a list of vacation goals last week when we got here, and one of them was to sleep in past 8:00.
And I had planned on getting up early this morning before the kids got up, but I stayed up way too late watching Olympic beach volleyball last night, so I figured today was a good day to check that goal off the list.
On a side note, Number 5 is obsessed with getting her ears pierced, and she is doing her best to wear me down just about hourly. Seven days a week.
Every day she tries to negotiate, and every day I tell her no.
On another side note, I have officially reached the point where I’m basically blind without glasses.
So this morning I was awoken at approximately 8:07 by this:
MOM! WAKE UP! MOM? ARE YOU AWAKE? MOM!!!
It took me a while to really wake up.
MOM!!! WAKE UP!
I was still partially blind.
And then I noticed the earrings.
And they were mine.
Where did you get those?
AND HOW THE HECK DID YOU GET THOSE THINGS INTO YOUR EARS???
I told you, Number 5 is on a fucking ear piercing mission.
And Number 7 is an animal who, at times, doesn’t appear to feel pain.
If they pierced their own ears the day after he left North Carolina, my husband was going to lose his shit.
Mom! Don’t you like my earrings?
I felt the beginnings of a heart attack coming on.
Mom, I told you I was ready to handle having pierced ears!
And then she turned sideways.
She had MacGyvered a pair of earrings for herself and her sister using ponytail holders.
I went from being horrified to being impressed.
It was a pretty ingenious move.
But for the rest of vacation, just to be on the safe side, I think I’ll set my alarm for 6 a.m.