While putting in 10-14 hour days at the office isn’t my definition of a “fun time,” I do appreciate the fact that it is a change of scenery that affords me perspective on family, parenthood, and my children (2 and 4) I might not get if I were home all day with the boys. My wife Kate, however, spent the summer home with them…and we agree they are gremlins. Adorable, sweet, loving, terrifying gremlins. They have grown up so much and are sooooo sweet! But don’t turn your back on them…they’ll eat you alive and they always travel as a pair. I’m not sure if we fed them after midnight, maybe they were exposed to bright lights, and we definitely got them wet since we spent the summer at the pool…but whatever mogwai was left in them has turned to full-on terrifying gremlin as they decimate the small town of Kingston Falls that is Kate’s and my sanity.
We have looked forward to today for a while, Kate more than me. Today is the first day of school! For both the boys and Kate. Everyone is out of the house!!! We took those gremlins to get haircuts yesterday, bought them school supplies, drenched them in soap, polished them up and…tada! Cute little boys again! So please, help me congratulate my wife Kate…she survived the summer and didn’t go crazy despite the constant barrage of…
“Ma! Mama! Ma! Mama! Maaaaaa! Mamaaaaa! Ma! Ma! Ma! Ma! Maaaaaaaaa…!”
School’s back bitches…and I know one Mama who’s stoked to be back at the head of a college classroom.
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