Monday, June 19, 2006

Enough already!

Well, I have a lot to share in pictures from Father's Day weekend - cards from the kids, thoughts on my little one's freshly chipped tooth, and more meager blooms from my garden...

However, God has sent a thorn in my flesh to buffet me, and that thorn is called Blogger Photo Uploader. So instead of sharing with you pictures of my life, I will share that great philosopher John Lennon's famous quote:

Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.

I seem to be living a lot of life waiting for photos to upload.

We've made a lot of fun plans the last few weeks. But you know what? Summer is getting out of hand. I, for one, am just about "funned" out. I am totally ready to become the Schedule Crusader and implement some holy institutional terror around here. I think the baby has had a total of three naps (that were not in her car seat on the way to somewhere FUN) since school let out a month ago. We've stayed up way too late, everyone's tired and cranky (even after a fun afternoon watching CARS).

C.S. Lewis said it like this:

The great thing is, if one can, to stop regarding all the unpleasant things as interruptions in one's "own" or "real" life.

The truth is, of course, that what one regards as interruptions are precisely one's life.

I haven't been responding well to "interruptions" -- the tired and cranky part that's so inevitable when we make plans for back-to-back fun activities. I KNOW the seedy underbelly of that lifestyle is a tired and miserable family craving routine and structure. We need to rein in the hysteria. Back to basics for us.

Starting tonight.

(Maybe by then the "thorn" will have fixed itself and I can post about beauty and serenity, while the pajama-clad angels are asleep!)


Beck said...

That CS Lewis quote really got to me. I can well remember too many "fun" outings with crabby kids and worn-out parents... my daughter doesn't start summer holidays for another 8 days, poor girl!

Code Yellow Mom said...

"holy insitutional terror" is a great phrase. and quite necessary from time to time.

good for you for bringing it back...interesting how a little bit of structure is often more conducive to happiness than a free-for-all. And how many people don't realize that until much too late.