Monday, August 09, 2010

Two Days Left??!!


While reading that headline, you are probably thinking that “two days left” is some tagline for a sale. “Two days remaining to get all the cheese at 50 percent off of wholesale at The Cheesebarn.” Or, “two days left to get 4 awesomely delicious pies for the price of one pie (it's a little embarrassing to think of how quickly my mind turns to food...)”. But it doesn't pertain to food in this instance, although if we had a place called the Cheesebarn in Corona, I certainly would not be here writing, I'd be getting my grub on! At any rate, two days is exactly the time that the twins have remaining in Summer!! Boo, hiss, and all of the expletives you want to use. Two days?? What the what! Two entire days, it's unfathomable. And the twins will have to go to bed early early tomorrow night, so there is technically less than two full days remaining. There's a song by Billy Joel that comes to mind called “Famous Last Words” that talks about “summertime has come and gone and everybody's home again, closing down for the season...” I'm kind of singing that right now...

What can be done in two days? We had a nice summer, if you count 1.5 months as summer. And we only had one week of hot temperatures, well all right I not complaining about that. We went to SeaWorld, did Raging Waters, completely changed our downstairs, had Lottie's first birthday, ate lobster, had the twins friends' over to spend the night, published a book and had BBQ's. But what about the stuff we didn't accomplish...

That is what bothers me. All the stuff on my list I didn't get to check off. Things like, teaching the girls to ride bikes and swim (I know they are almost 8, so I guess the fault lays with me for not having those 2 done), making homemade ice cream, pitching our tent in the backyard, going to the beach, seeing the Beach Boys in concert, seeing the bugs light up the sky (well other than moths), going to an Angel's game and countless more that I cannot remember.

And there's all the things I wanted to do with the girls by my side, things the twins had no idea about. Roasting an entire pig in the ground and inviting everyone over for a tiki party, actually getting grass to grow in our backyard, teaching the family how to make cheese, having all the awesomeness that is the fried food at the fair, finally buying a deep fryer (I know I've been asking for one since I started this blog in 2006 – please get the hint this time), going to Hawaii, building a writing studio for me in the backyard and a trip to NY. Getting the twins a Hollywood agent, brewing homemade root beer, starting a Hawaiian shirt company, getting a book deal and HAVING THE DOCTORS SAY THAT I CAN DRIVE AGAIN (yes, I am screaming that one). I'm sure I am forgetting a few and I know there's a few that this blog's 4 readers will point out to me, but needless to say, the summer ends while I have unfinished business.

So, I guess we shall have to wait for the following summer to achieve all the the things that I the twins, wanted to do. There is one upside to sending the girls back to school – there will be 8 hours a day where they won't be here. I'm kidding, kind of. Seriously, I am kidding. Well mostly kidding. Well let's just say that I will miss them. Partially...ok, that was joke...

5 comments:

sari said...

I feel for you. Today is our last day. I am 99% unhappy because I will completely and utterly miss my boys, but there is that one percent that is saying "ok, now I can get some things done around here!".

My idea for the summer was to do a whole lot of nothing, and we did that so I'm happy. I wouldn't change much of any of that.

PS Congrats on being able to drive again, that's pretty amazing!

Michael C said...

Sari - I will miss the girls. I can't drive yet ;(

SilverNeurotic said...

Why such a short summer? Are you guys one a year round school schedule or something?

There's always weekends though, a lot of those things on your list can be done over the course of a weekend.

lesleyG said...

I was just thinking today how I was still in the "Ahhh, summer" mood and so excited about it all and then here were are a third of the way through August. Where did it go? Boooo.

Ash said...

And you were worried that you had lost your ability to write! Fat chance.

Not to put a damper on your deep frier, but strokes and deep fried anything doesn't go well together. I do have fun reading about it, though. And it is not as if there won't be next summer, which will arrive at the speed of light, and you will be the one to teach them how to swim and all the other fun things on the list. (The Beach Boys will be a tough one, however.)

I loved reading this. Your brain is still one for the books, my friend!