Tuesday, June 9, 2009

School's Out for Summer

When you are married to a teacher, and you work from home, you have to put up with two things:

1. Daily afternoon naps after school
2. Summers off

I don't mind number one. It allows me to finish my work day, get dinner ready and workout before our evening together begins. It's nice to be able to end on my own watch, while he lets his body recharge from dealing with 102, 11 and 12 year old children all day. The nap is well deserved if you ask me.

Summers off can be hard to swallow. It's not a big deal for the first two weeks, but it becomes annoying somewhere along week three and after week four I can think of about 20 things I'd like for him to do besides sleep til 3 p.m. or watch day baseball. But it is his vacation, right?

There are five living things in this home that love Kev's lazy summer schedule - three cats and two greyhounds. The time and date stamp on this photo would tell you that on a Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m., three of the five were still enjoying bedtime with dad. The other two cats had moved to a sunny window instead of the cold cavern that is our bedroom.

So far, the summer of 2009 has been officially titled the Sloth-A-Thon. It's a four-way tie as to who is winning.


Scott said...

Hilarious! But personally I can't argue with the watching baseball thing. I haven't missed an Orioles game so far this year :)

BrittBeah said...

I like my me time too. I don't blame you.
I love the pic.

IHateToast said...

Buy him some movie passes. Maybe he'll see the movies you wouldn't want to see. A win-win-win situation.

pattysea said...

Too funny!!! Is that one of the cats sitting near Kevin's head?
You are a good wife!!!! See you soon.

gyeong said...

Makes me wanta become a teacher. Anyone who knows me knows I loves me some nap time. It's the dealing with a hundred little kids that I can't do :)

Never Say Never Greyhounds said...

Oh, how irritating! I think you need to start on that "Honey Do" list right away!


Life With Dogs said...

See what living with Greyhound does to your energy level? ;)
They sure don't mention that in the adoption manual!

Angela said...

The cat cracks me up - that picture is too funny!