Monday, July 21, 2008

Seriously, Where IS Everybody?

I don't know where everyone goes during the summer, being all road trippy and vacationy or whatever in the name of family bonding, but I swear to you it has been like pulling teeth to find people for Samantha to hang out with. And in case you haven't heard all my complaints about how Drew has already started school and it sucks to be me because year-round school wants to put my freedom into a pit of crap and flush it to the North Pole so we can blame the frail existence of polar bears on something other than global warming, then let me add to my list of grievances that his absence accentuates Samantha's boredom because WHO ELSE CAN SHE BLAME FOR RUINING HER LIFE BEFORE 9 AM?

Our neighborhood streets have scarcely seen a life form to be found riding a bike or walking the sidewalks in search of a playmate. After three visits to unanswered doors and multiple phone calls looking for a friend this morning, (one friend answered her cell phone from Atlanta) Samantha admitted defeat and I responded facetiously with, "What is up with your friends this summer? Clearly they have forgotten that we have needs, and that it's ALL ABOUT US." "OR," she said, "CLEARLY we need to GET OUT and DO SOMETHING so we're not the only ones SITTING AROUND!"

She might have a point, but I don't want to get up. Maybe I should get her a blog.

10 comments:

Vanessa said...

I made 5 unsuccessful phone calls the other day for Jamison. It really is a terrible feeling of despair when yours hopes of not being the one to entertain your kids all day are dashed. Of course on Sunday they all apologized for not being around. They just didn't get it....don't apologize....just stay home next time!:)

JustRandi said...

Yea, she'll discover Facebook soon enough. I wouldn't worry about the blog.

Come on school!!

Kerri said...

Sorry we weren't around (all week because of Girl Scout day camp) but Rachel knows she missed an opportunity to hang out and so she'll be desperate to get together next week.

And she, on the other hand, can't get the kids that have moved in to the neighborhood to leave her alone. There are twins across the street now. They came over yesterday - separately and within 15 minutes of each other, each with another friend - to see if Rachel could play (even though we told them Saturday she'd be gone all week). I just want an undisturbed morning while she's gone. It's been so long.....

COMcewens said...

There was a secret meeting in Missouri, didnt you get the memo???

Paige said...

Well, the Arizona friends have all been at my house. But they left last night, and my kids will now go through the same thing. "Where are the friends?" I can hear it already.

Heather said...

Yeah, what is with your kids' friends?? Good luck with the entertaining.

tin said...

Come visit our street...you will have all the friends you want. Scateboards, bikes, sidewalk chalk, tall kids, short kids, I even had a kid ask if he could mow my lawm with his plastic lawnmower. He did a better job than Shane.

ganelle said...

Wait, I thought YOU GUYS were the ones leaving...

Mom of Three said...

I just donated my child to the cause. I hope that they are having fun...Mama Mia!

Kacy said...

I am so sick of people doing things. I'm with you. Let's do nothing together.