Thursday, May 17, 2007

She's Gone!


Daryl Hall won't stop singing in my head. It's really annoying. He keeps singing:

She's Gone Oh I, Oh I'd
better learn how to face it
She's Gone Oh I, Oh I'd
pay the devil to replace her
She's Gone - what went wrong?
Of course, replace her is not what I have to do. Just live without her for five very long days.


Becky's gone. Gone to see her brothers in Vancouver. She's gone, gone, gone, and I'm so sad already. I can't wait for her to come home!

Though I know she'll have a good time with Chuck and Adolfo, it still doesn't change the fact that this is the First Time Ever that I have been left in sole charge of the house AND the boys. In the past, she's left, sometimes for two-three weeks at a time, to visit her parents or my parents, or both. But now, she's on a solo trip, and I am stuck, alone, taking care of all the stuff she does.

She didn't leave me without providing some clear directions, with strict and worried looks to ensure I'd follow them:

"7:05am, Remind Luke to poop. 7:17am, Tell them to get shoes on NOW."



I took the list to school, and Mrs. Key, Eddie's teacher, asked me if I had my list. (Yes, I think Becky had discussed her departure with Mrs. Key in advance, as a kind of further insurance policy.)

"Yes, Mrs. Key, right here," and I showed her the list.

"Do you want me to initial it for you?" she asked?

"Yes, Mrs. Key. Thank you, Mrs. Key."

Yes, I am in charge, and I'm sure Becky is more than just a little bit worried. When she returns, she'll doubtless walk in on a scene from Lord of the Flies: There'll be pigs' heads on stakes in the yard, and we'll all be running around in loin cloths eating Doritos and sardines. Man-rule!

Indeed, the chaos has already started. This morning, I allowed Luke to eat TWO toaster strudels for breakfast! And they even got to watch American Idol while they ate. Yes, Dad's in charge! And the house is already coming apart from the seams.

Becky, please come home soon!

6 comments:

gaz. arrggg! said...

thanks for that chief, i laughed soo loud when i read this post.
don't tell me you have one of these for each day!
i think becky may have missed one or two off the list.
* don't forget to put one foot in front of the other in order to walk.
* don't forget to open your eyes when you wake up - it stops you bumping into things.

There'll be pigs' heads on stakes in the yard, and we'll all be running around in loin cloths eating Doritos and sardines.
i can't wait for those photos! :-|
have fun.
;-)

Chuck said...

So when does the chocolate cake start for breakfast? "It has eggs, and milk, and flour..." Getting your list initialed, that's the best. But I think my sister showed great restraint by not adding items such as "9:17pm. Tell Scott to floss. 9:23pm. Tell Scott to floss NOW."

Mom said...

What would happen if you didn't remind Luke to poop????

Adolfo said...

lol! Becky is such a caring person. She is unique & cool. In 4 hrs she will be here!!!! :-) I am afraid before she leaves us we will get a 'do' list too!! "ok guys, you both are a mess. U r goona clean this place up- NOW!"
:-)

Adolfo said...

by the way, the picture of the passport and the song are very dramatic! They go together perfectly. lol!!!

Barry said...

Funny. Once the kids are at school, Karen and Tipper also just sit around and eat bon bons all day ;-) At least that's what I always tell her.

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