Wednesday, September 03, 2008
The Greatest Invention Ever
So today was a monumental day in Maggiedom. I know what you're thinking. You're waiting for me to announce some book thingy (which is true, today is the day that Lament's Amazon pre-orders shipped, apparently) or some art thingy (sort of true, today I started on my first full sized piece in a long while). But the truth is far bigger.
Today was the first day of school.
This is the sound of me lifting off with little wingies of freedom and loads of time and three days a week of being able to not only work on writing and art, but also do things like load the dishwasher.
This morning, the kids were both more excited than me in a chocolate chip factory. I snapped this photo (they were saying "SCHOOL!" instead of "CHEESE!") and then aauaguhghghg
Ginger just farted.
I'm sorry, but it was bad. I may have to leave the room.
Cough. Anyway. They were both very excited, so we dropped them off and I went home, where I played my stereo really loudly and did more work than any woman should be able to get done in a 6 hour period.
Then Cop Husband and I picked them up and the teachers told us how good they were, except for when Victoria got into a fight with Will and screamed loudly enough that the entire school heard her. No kidding. I know the stories are true because the front receptionist said that an older child had actually run down the hall and out the front doors to escape the sound, and she'd had to chase him and bring him back in.
For some reasons, the teachers seemed very . . . not concerned by this. Does this happen often in preschool?
Preschool, for the record, is a great invention.