Monday, June 23, 2008

You Know It's Been a Long Week When....

This past week was actually three weeks disguised as a Monday through Saturday. Not only was work busy, but Ben was with my parents every day, all day (Thanks again Mom and Dad!) while he had a week off from the end of school and the beginning of camp. Since the universe isn't fair, he had this crazy cough that sounded like a seal with lung cancer. Colds in the summer are just mean. And on top of all that, I had to work on Saturday for a big database conversion.

Saturday morning I dragged myself out of bed and then had to wake up my boy to get him over to Grandma and Grandpa's for yet one more day.

"Honey, it's time to get up."

"Ben honey... time to get up. I have to get you to Grandma and Grandpa's because I have to get to the hospital."

All the sudden Ben sits up and starts crying hysterically.
"I have to go to the hospital!?!?" he sobs

"WHAT!? No." trying very hard not to laugh "I do. I have to work today. Why in the world would you think YOU had to go?"

"Because of my cough." he sniffles.

Since I am a youngest child and therefore a total brat, part of me really wanted to say "Yes Ben. You need to go to the hospital for immediate Cough Surgery." But even I'm not that mean and I figured getting the kid up at 7:00am on a Saturday was cruel enough.

Later in the car on the way to drop off Ben, he said "When Samuel gets here we have to be super good at Motocross Mania. Like get 1st or 2nd place every time we play."

"What? When Santa comes? Why is Santa playing Motocross with us?"

"SAMUEL Mom! Not Santa!"

"Oh." Can this week be over now?

But we did end Saturday by sitting at the Memorial Union, with this as our view.

Which I figured, if you have to go through a 24 day week, this wasn't a bad way to end it.


Sheleena said...

Seriously - Madison rocks. Can't wait to be there this week!

Very funny post though. Still seeing Santa playing Motocross :)

amy said...

I think Samuel would gladly play a very goofy Santa, if asked! :) Glad that long week is over (and your new one will surely be shorter!)