So what's been keeping me so busy that I couldn't even find time to blog? Damned if I know. The days just seemed to run away from me a bit. I've been doing some reading (real books! real ones! like with pages and stuff!), cleaning out closets (always a guaranteed good time), and trying to cook healthier meals for my two older children (my little one continues to eat only carbs and cheese, no matter what I try to prepare for her). I also spent some time with two friends, one whom I haven't seen in a few months, and one whom I haven't seen at all since college who called me and wanted to reconnect.
Meanwhile, my house has become Teenage Central. My overly generous sister bought my kids Rock Band for X-Box, and my walls are ringing with screechy, off-key versions of "Eye of the Tiger" and some song about wearing your pajamas all day. Facebook, instant messaging, and ringing cellphones are our constant companions. Acne has made itself at home here, despite the use of four different topical skin treatments. And Supermangirl (not yet 11 years old) announced suddenly last week "Hey Mommy, guess what? I have hair growing out of my armpits!" (what a proud day that was!)
Also, Wonderwoman is turning 13 in a few days (I coulda sworn that she's been 13 for years already). Because she's in 8th grade, I'm back in "looking for a high school" mode. Unfortunately, her grades are rather problematic (diplomatic parent-speak for "lousy") and I can't be completely sure that she's going to get accepted into her first choice. So we have chosen 4 different schools to apply to, none of which are in Brooklyn. For the next 4 consecutive Sunday mornings we will be attending those schools' Open Houses for prospective students. Whoo-hoo!
I hope that you guys have been busy with the kinds of exciting and important activities that seem to elude me. I'll be coming 'round your blogs to check up on you. Don't disappoint me now!