I am seriously embarrassed posting this...but I wanted to give some of you a chance to say "I told you so!!"
As you probably recall, on Friday I had a quandary. (Check out my post from 4/11 if you aren't up to speed on my exciting life.) My 8 year old daughter had a jam packed weekend. I feared it might be too much for her, but I wanted her to be in on all the action, so I let her stay out until 10:30 on Friday and have a sleepover on Saturday.
Many of you advised me not to let her overdo it. I didn't listen. Well, here it is Monday morning and she woke up this morning EXHAUSTED. Crying, complaining of a sore throat and a tummy ache. It's 10:30 and she's asleep upstairs in bed.
I had a full day planned including 2 hours of tennis. I was REALLY looking forward to it. I just had to call the club and tell them I won't be there. When will I learn?
Who's being punished for my daughter's fabulous weekend? ME. And trust me, when hubby catches wind that she's home today, I'll be in hot water with him. WAAAAAH!!! (That's me crying.)
Since I'll be home all day I'm sure you'll advise me to get the house clean, pay some bills, maybe do a little weeding in the backyard. A mature woman would take advantage of a forced day at home to get caught up on all the day to day chores that need tending to. So that's what I'm going to do...pretend I'm a mature woman and do all the dirty deeds that need to be done. And believe you me, I will be highly annoyed the entire time I'm doing it.
The only bright side is, if I accomplish my goals, my husband will be THRILLED when he gets home from work. The key to his happiness is a clean organized house, dinner on the table and sex every night. (Boy did he marry the wrong girl!)
Next time you smart people give me advise-I promise I'll listen!
Gotta run, younger daughter just informed me that Meg is awake, and seems to be feeling better. SURPRISE SURPRISE!!! She'll probably want to get up and watch TV, maybe play on the computer for awhile. NO DEAL. This child is going to stay in bed all day. She is sick after all!!! And when you're sick you stay in bed-am I right???