Our school district "sucks," in the words of my 13 year old. We still have school until NEXT FRIDAY--cruel and unusual punishment for kids, when "EVERY other freakin' school is already out! Our town is so stupid!"
Yeah, 13 year olds and their attitudes. The whole town is condemned because you have to go to school for another week. I think that's overstating things a bit, don't you?
But summer IS coming, and along with it, the humidity and the Texas-sized bugs. Yesterday, I had to throw out whole packages of bread that molded before we could eat them. Such waste! I say pick off the fuzzy spots and toast it up, but my family gags at the thought, so out it went.
And the bugs. THE BUGS! Ya'll have never seen a cockroach until you've seen a Texas Cucaracha. I don't know what the real name of these behemoth insects are, but they are truly, truly gross. Giant, opaque beetle-like beings that you can actually hear as they move. Ugh.
We have a gazillion spiders, of all varieties. Fuzzy black ones, Daddy Long Legs, Wolf spiders, the kind that hang upside down in really cool webs, brown recluse, even tarantulas. You know it's bad when you don't even pause to kill them any more. You just shrug and move on, even when they are in your house.
This morning, my husband pointed out a little black one on our bedroom floor and said, "hey that guy's been in our closet for a couple days now. What's he doing out here?" Hmm.
We've had to install a powerful air conditioner in our new garage-turned-office. The de-humidifier in there produces about a quart of water from the air every two hours. A QUART! And it's not even officially HOT yet.
I don't care if deodorant has aluminum in it that will cause Alzheimer's. We're ALL slathering up, baby.
In the meantime, I need to get a Costco card so I can be prepared for the summer-time snacking and all-day grazing that takes place around here from June until September. Like hoards of locusts (and we have those, too) the kids will raze my pantry to dust on a daily basis. While I'm at Costco, I will also get a loud box fan so I can block out the noise from the late-night antics of said kids so we can get some sleep. Hopefully they will remember to turn off all the lights and pick up their wrappers and popcorn bowls before they turn in.
Ah, summer fun. I can't wait!