For summer camp freak out, see below. But first, check out the smokin’ hot placement on oprah.com for my article “Six Friends Every Mom Needs in her Momtourage.”
And, thanks to my teen son for teaching me how to do a screenshot!
Now, back to my regularly scheduled Chaotic post. And, then I’ll be heading into the closet to record 224. Or is it 225? I’ve had quite a week: a trip to the Korean Day Spa, High School exams and attitude, Middle school meltdowns, Husband on Business trip, Big Book decisions ( shh…!) . All on the show later.
Can you feel the stress building? Are you scheming and plotting? It’s summer camp registration season. Are you in?
I’m in and now I’m exhausted. I woke at 4:17 this morning, long before the 5:30 alarm went off. Today was the day to register Colin for summer camp and I would not be denied. Last night, I set the alarm, put the coffee on a timer, did a test run of the online registration site, confirming my “username” and “password” from last year just to make sure I was fully prepared for the dawn mission. My focus? Getting the exact week I wanted and the exact activity that Colin desired. I lay in bed imagining my competitors, the good mums of the Pac Northwest, doing the same: firing up their laptops; drinking their coffee; warming up their typing fingers. Those other mothers, just like me, wanted to get rid of, er, send their kids off to camp for a week. Could I outfox them, securing my week and his activity? Was my DSL connection fast enough? Or would Colin end up doing arts & crafts for seven days and holding it against me for life?
I didn’t want to know the answer to that question.
As soon as the clock on my computer read 6:00 am PST, I sprung into action. My pulsed raised and my bad typing got even worse, as I felt the pressure to complete my registration before the other mothers of America could complete theirs. YES! I secured a spot in bucolic Oregon for week of good ol’ fashioned fun. And a week of peace for me.
But I earned, don’t you think?
New today on Oprah.com: Friends every Mom needs in her Momtourage.
Embracing my Chaos, Lian