taking the passive out of passive-aggressive

Monday, February 28, 2005

Remember how snowdays used to feel? Magical and quiet and full of possibility and hot chocolate and freedom?

Not anymore. Now they are a trap.

My child has been out of school for three days. THREE DAYS. Was there any reason for this? Any reason at all? No. The roads were fine Thursday and Friday, and as I speak, I see cars cruising merrily along on the road behind my house. She's bored and so am I. She's drinking endless cups of heated-up Quik and watching lame cartoons, for some reason refusing to call her friend down the street, and generally coming very close to waking the baby with her thumping.I'm finishing the taxes and signing her up for summer camp. Whoopee!

This was supposed to be a vacation week for me, a week for me to do hatever I wanted and needed to do, all the things that had been neglected, including all of my most basic needs. Here it is, though, and I'm sitting around the house trapped by the needs of the children, as usual, watching them destroy the house. Why should I have ever dreamed of some magical world of my own, days of driving around listening to music and getting my nails done? Some world where I could actually be free to take a nap, or take myself to lunch?

I should have known better. Those days are over for good and nothing will bring them back.

And if this fucking wet, messy, useless snow doesn't stop soon, I'm going to have to go sit next to the space heater and weep with unbecoming self-pity.

28 Comments:

At 12:11 PM, Blogger chang said...

HAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!

Sophia was out of school for a week afteer mother nature shat 3 feet of snow on us. I feel your pain a touch. By the end of the week I was almost drinking again and eager to saty out of the house to keep away from my wife AND kid.

Guess you're not so far south after alll!

Cheers!

 
At 12:12 PM, Blogger chang said...

P.S. Self-pity fucking rocks!

 
At 12:23 PM, Blogger sweetney said...

fuck, that's right -- you're off this week!

WELCOME TO MY HELL.

assuming we can unearth our cars by then, let's hook up thurs or friday for coffee or something.

wow, its really uhh coming down out there.

 
At 2:56 PM, Blogger chang said...

Yeah, well if it makes you feel better, we're getting this storm tonight. It's coming in around midnight to the New England area. Looking like a fooot of snow. And I gotta be at work at 6AM. I love my... never mind.

Sophia loves snow days. And I think she loves the fact that they drive us up the wall.

I wonder if they drove my mother as nuts as I am. Nah, I think she just told me to get my ass out into the snow.

 
At 7:15 AM, Blogger debbie said...

wow, you just said what i've been thinking. i feel your pain. if jack had school off today i was going to fucking LOSE it.

 
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