Thursday, June 12, 2008

The Calm Before the Storm

Just a quick post to remember these last few moments of peace. The kids are at school (their last day), Pedro is asleep, Vanessa our maid is not here (she's spending the next few days with her kids before the big trip on Sunday). This is quite possibly the last time I will be alone for the next 7 1/2 weeks.

Don't get me wrong. I love summer and having fun with my kids, but, if I am perfectly honest, it scares me just a little bit.

The nonstopness of trying to keep 4 kids happy and somewhat entertained.

Oh if only Pedro would realize how wonderful it feels to sleep in during the summer.

Oh well, a mom can dream, right?

Our morning was not quite as I would have liked. I imagined peacefully waking my kids up, having them be all excited that it was their LAST DAY OF SCHOOL, us sharing a leisurely breakfast. Instead, I had put off putting all the cookies on trays for class parties and wrapping teacher presents so it was more like, "Get yourself breakfast I'm busy!!!". :( Luckily, they were so excited they didn't seem to mind making their own toast.

The morning improved drastically because Ballerina girl invited me over for breakfast at her house (yummy waffles- I am totally impressed that she had her act together enough on the last day of school to make homemade waffles!) and a pre-trip manicure and pedicure. (Another benefit of living in Latin countries-you can always find someone that will come to your house to do your nails).

T minus 2 hours. I've got to catch a little catnap before summer begins!


Ballerina Girl said...

have a great summer! it was SO MUCH fun and must continue when we both get back!
Love you Gabriela!

nikko said...

Good luck!

Marina said...

I am jealous I wish I had someone to come do my pedicure and manicure I pay 29.$ for just a pedicure alone how much do you all pay?
and I have to admit when my son is gone to camp I do try to get a little cat nap its so hard with my son at home now going on 3 weeks we have gone swimming everyday and now these week camp and next week basket ball camp How do you do it Gab's and I just have one.
I wish you the best trip ever and can't wait to hear your stories.

Fabiola said...

Dear Gabriela,

Have a nice vacation back home. Enjoy!! And all the best with the maid.... We will hear a few stories about that!!


utmommy said...

Sounds like a fun morning to me!!

Good luck with the rest of your day!

Anonymous said...


Where do the clams come in? It is such a catchy title that I was really looking forward to that part.

Love You!

Gabriela said...

Oh shut up Guapo!

Maine Mom said...

I hope you made the most of your quiet time. Now the FUN begins. :-)

Your waffle breakfast with Ballerina girl with a manicure/pedicure included sounds nice. I'm glad the two of you got to spend time together before your big trip. What would we do without friends? Happy summer!

Darci said...

Have fun and enjoy. I have always had a hard time with summer because of the non stop craziness. With gas prices the way they are and it being 100 degrees outside I need to get creative and not pull out too much hair.

Janice said...

Enjoy your trip state side. I need to go get a pedicure.

No Cool Story said...

Pedicure! Now you are ready to face summer head on.

(I bet your new shoes/sandals will look lovely with you cute nails)