Mocking me. Staring at me with it’s thumbs against its temples
Fingers splayed like antlers on a moose,
Tongue stuck out, nose wrinkled.
Teasing. Taunting. Telling me there’s nothing to write,
Nothing in my head.
Yet my fingers tickle the keys, pointers on the homerow.
Waiting for something to materialize through the brain fog
Like smog that sits stifling cities
The voices are talking
But it sounds like they’re under water
I’m here trying to hear
To clear the muffled sound
So I can write something you will want to read
But all the cursor does is sit on a field of white
This is what happens when I sit and stare at white screen for too long. I’ll try again tomorrow.
God help my kids if I ever hear those two words uttered this summer. Inevitably, they’re said on the 2nd day of summer vacation.
We have a good crew of kids in our little development now. Some are a bit older than Crash and some are bit younger than Bang. We’ve got the ages covered. This means there are plenty of others their age to play with.
But more than than just having others to play with is the amount there is to do now.
- Road hockey
- Frisbee/disk golf
- Swing set
And that’s just the stuff they can play in the driveway and backyard. We have a beautiful (read huge) park to play on. It has just received an upgrade. Flex court was just laid on Sunday. The basketball court looks amazing! There’s talk of making it a multi-purpose court by painting lines for ball hockey as well as basketball. Plus there’s a huge splash pad at the park, too.
This is by no means my summer bucket list. That post will be coming later when summer is closer than a month and half.
So help me if I hear either one of my kids says “I’m bored” at any give time, do you know what they’ll be doing? I’ve already told them this. I’ve given them their warning.
They’ll be doing chores.
- Loading/unloading the dishwasher
- Cleaning the bathroom
- Cleaning their room
- Picking up their toys
- Cleaning Timbit’s cage (the hamster)
- Putting laundry away
- Whatever other busy work I can come up with
I’m just putting this out there now. For us, the first day of summer vacation isn’t until June 30th. But nice weather is upon us so I’m just preparing myself and the kids.