Tuesday, March 11, 2008

A Delay

Everyone here is fine. There have been no serious illnesses, cancer diagnoses, car accidents, fires, floods, famine, tornadoes, severed limbs, snake bites, plane crashes, electrocutions, bridge collapses, hurricanes, stabbings, or accidental poisonings.

But still, it's been a busy couple of days. Besides the usual rot of school and soccer practice and birthday parties and piano lessons and planning for Spring Break next week, I've had one home from school since last Thursday with a bad cold, one who got suspended today (don't even ask) and I'm hosting a luncheon for eighteen women at my home on Thursday.

So forgive me if the next journal update isn't there for a day or two. I think it will take that long for the valium and Jack Daniels to wear off.

(Of course I'm kidding. Everyone knows you can't mix your sedatives! I'll go for straight Jack. I need to save the valium for when I drive the kids to south Texas by myself this weekend.)

36 comments:

Anonymous said...

Suspended? Oh, that sounds like a good story coming up. Please do tell!

Hazel

Grandma J said...

I hope the suspension didn't have anything to do with a costume.
Coming to TX next week? You honk, I'll wave.

jadine said...

"Don't even ask"??? How can we not ask?

Was it Blaine? :)

Elle said...

Just put some Girl Scout cookies and the bottle of Jack Daniels on the table for the 18 women who are coming to lunch.

Believe me, they probably have the same kind of days you do -- they just aren't brave enough to blog about 'em!

M, Ms. R, Mom, Auntie M, Marey said...

HA! Grandma J took my comment!

I actually prefer a vodka IV drip :)

Anonymous said...

Oh God, please elaborate on the suspension, so I don't feel so alone. We are having one hell of a freaking time with our wonderful thirteen year old right now,@@ (major eyeroll). The 11 yr old isn't such a sugar doll himself lately and there are 2 more under him. Oh yeah, and I did I mention we are planning a cross country move in 3 months and the house isn't even up for sale yet? To heck with the luncheon, dish here!

RitaB

Hyzymom said...

Please, oh please, oh please spill the suspension story. It's always nice to know that someone shares my pain. It seems no matter what I do, my children still act like wild - no, feral - animals. That, or sociopaths!

RitaB I also feel your pain as I am not enjoying my "wonderful" just turned (into a dictator) 15-year old!

Anonymous said...

Are you kidding me? Don't ask? I think we're all asking! Give over!
Seriously though, I hope it wasn't anything too bad. I think suspensions are just as punishing on the parents. :)

Stephanie in Portland

Caroline said...

I got in school suspension when I was in the 6th grade. Yeah... Mom and Dad weren't real happy. I don't remember if it was just one day or more than that, but when I left the teacher told me to "hurry back." WTF??

The Running Girl said...

Oh my. There's got to be a good story in there somewhere with the suspension. Yikes. If you need a break on your trip through Texas, you're welcome to stop by when you pass through the big P-ville.
Briana

Anonymous said...

DON'T ASK???? Those of us who read you each and every day are waiting with bated breath....

Mary Burns
(in ElliotSpitzerville NY)

Deb said...

You gotta tell!!! Also glad to know my 15 year old isn't the only "dictator" in the house!

Missy said...

Oh no way am I not asking. What happened?

And Elle's right... I vote for her suggestion of Jack directly on the table at the luncheon. I'd be your best friend.

Trisha in Leesburg, VA said...

Suspended?!?!? That doesn't sound like an Escoe kid! Have a good trip to Texas!

Anonymous said...

Kristie...what did you do to get suspended from school?! ...make fun of your kids costumes?!!

Can't wait to hear that story!
Kristina
Brookville OHIO

Melissa said...

Well, I would say it, but I think it's been said enough. Patiently waiting for the suspension story :)

Cate said...

Well, obviously someone forgot their costume...

Have fun driving through Texas. It's so scenic. Or not. I used to survive the trek down 35 by telling myself, "Outlets in San Marcos. Outlets in San Marcos."

As for north Texas, there's Sonic just off 35 in Sanger, and at FM3040 in Lewisville just in case you need at refill.

Pam Earley said...

I got suspended in 7th grade. I was taking folic acid vitamins (for my hair and nails.) Someone told TBTB that I was taking ACID! When I showed them the bottle and that it was hair/nail vitamins, they suspended me anyway because I took them at school without a doctors note.

I got suspended again either the year before or the year after because a boy that liked me brought me some home made liquor out of his dad's still. I told him I didn't want it. The 2 boys sitting next to me said they wanted it. So they took it. I never even touched it. When those boys got caught drinking it in the bathroom, guess what they said? "It's not ours - it's Pam's!"

Fun stuff. Hopefully yours is a fun story as well.

If not, you can always auction the kid off on ebay. I tell mine all the time that I'm gonna do that to them if they can't keep it together. :-)

Alice said...

You know we want to know...

Urban Blonde said...

I would take no pleasure in hearing the suspension story. I would however take great pleasure in hearing about the 18 women luncheon. YIKES! I'd say pass the valium but I'm allergic.

Blondie

PS grandma j , Too funny about the costume! LOL

Anonymous said...

I raised a kid. It was hard, especially after grade 5. So I tried another approach which I highly recommend. I do fostercare for newborns. Think about it....they stay where they're put, they never talk back, they wear what you want them to wear, they eat what you give them...all the plusses and none of the minues. :)

Now, I want to hear your story! Should I send booze laden candy?

Dixie

Anonymous said...

*asks... just like everyone else*

Wendyk said...

It may take more than Valium to get through Texas this weekend. We are in central Texas. It is spring break exchange (one group ends and the other begins this weekend), so be careful and avoid Austin and Dallas if possible!

How can you leave us hangin' like that?!

Monica H said...

"(don't even ask)" Yeah right, I wanna know...

Monica H said...

Hey Grandma J-

Do you have a blog? I noticed you were from central Texas- me too. Just curious as it always nice to meet a neighbor :-)

Cathy in MI said...

I had two calls at work last week regarding my 6th grade boy! One on Thursday from the art teacher and the next on Friday from the principal. 1st one resulted in a noon recess detention 2nd resulted in a Sat detention! I hope that's it for us for the year but two days in a row is hard for a mom to take.

Thanks for letting us know what you are doing so we don't worry about you :)

Kelly said...

I'm so glad to see that I am not the only one with a tenacious,know-it-all dictator!
I really thought I was the only one!

Anonymous said...

I posted above, but since I asked you to share, I figured it was only fair I dish too.

Bright and early at 9am I recieved a call from my 13 yr old daughter's middle school informing me that she forged my name on a warning letter. This comes a week after I found an in-school suspension notice crumpled in her laundry. When I called the school to find out WTH she did to get an in-school suspension, the shit creek got even deeper as they told me it was b/c she failed to report for detention. Yeah, I didn't get that notice either.

13 has been one hell of a ride and I am losing my grip trying to hang on. How I miss the sweet little girl I once knew. :(

Rita

Anonymous said...

My sweet little angel is in 7th grade and her last two "boyfriends" have been real winners - they wear more make-up than I do and dress only in black - eyeliner, black nail polish - holy shit where are these kids parents and why is my innocent little girl attracted to boys who look like this???? Please tell me it's a stage - a quick one- and she will outgrow it soon.

Cindy
Virginia

Anonymous said...

Let me know if you're coming through Dallas-- would love to meet you. I've been a fan of your/Kendire's site for a couple of years now.
And yes, we want to know about the suspension! : )

Kim, Dallas

Elena said...

Wow! Sounds juicy! Can't wait to hear!

If you need a break along Dallas way, would love to meet with you!

Kim, Dallas...where are you? It would be awesome to meet someone with the same interests, and Kristie is certainly interesting! I'm in the mid-cities area.

Dianna in Louisiana said...

I say take advantage of the suspended kids time off and make him/her make all of the preparations for you luncheon! Seriously Kristie, don't sweat the suspension too much, stuff happens.

Anonymous said...

I'd love to hear the story too - hopefully it's as silly as this - an 8th grade boy in CT was actually suspended for buying a bag of Skittles from a classmate!
You'd think our schools would have better lessons to teach!
Linda in NJ

Anonymous said...

Please share teh suspension story as my son was suspended this week as well, there is comfort in numbers!!
He "spit" on someone who had shoved thier hand down the back of their pants and rubbed in on his face. Needless to say my husband treated him for not allowing that to just happen and took him ice fishing for the day!
Gotta love being a parent!!

Kelly said...

Well as long as we're dishing....
My son got a detention(well almost becasue I stopped it) for....get this, passing gas on the bus!They made him sit at the back of the bus, it is a small handicaped bus) It wasn't loud it was because it stunk. Well I have 3 kids and 2 of them suffer from a terminal disease, Fanconi Anemia, and along with this disease comes lots of intestinal problems. When my son got to school he called me and I talked to the principal, needless to say the detention didn't stick.

Kelly

http://www.caringbridge.org/la/marshall_n_amelia

Beverly said...

Seriously, if you mention "suspended", we're going to ask.

Please share!

(Humor me! My middle child has done it all and only by the grace of God has he never been suspended.)