The school Christmas break is two full weeks this year.
That's a long time in Momtime.
It's long enough to lose all the painstakingly acquired "good habits" of motherhood. You know the ones I mean. The sign-the-permissionslip-by-the-deadline skills. The standing firm on the daily "Yes you do so have a clean uniform" debate. The ability to make and pack a lunch in less than five seconds.
To say nothing of the instant 6am wakeup habit. And the razor-sharp carpool expertise? Do I even have to go there?
It'll all be gone. In January 2014 I'll be back to square one. I'll have to start all over again, practicing non-resentment of the alarm clock.
I know what you're thinking: Well just make good use of your two weeks, Desperate! Go to the gym, finish that novel, learn conversational Spanish! Make this self-improvement time!
Not to worry, reader. I already have a plan. Today the temps are expected to soar above freezing. Come high noon you'll find me out in the backyard. Two weeks of sub-zero temps make for a lot of doggie poop to clean up.
Best of all, Ill get to do it while wearing sunblock. And a tee shirt.