Thursday, March 25, 2010

Sometimes,  Enthusiastic is a Euphemism

The Man-Cub won two awards at Tuesday night’s ceremony; the Flint and Steele Fire Starter Award and the Most Enthusiastic Scout Award which, I’m pretty sure is totally made up and is actually Scout Speak for Please, For the Love of God, Shut Up, Already, Kid. Despite that theory, I was ridiculously proud of the Cub and, not just because, if he ever makes in on to Survivor; he will do well at the fire challenges.

Granted, he’ll also be the guy in camp that everyone desperately wants to vote off because please, for the love of God, shut up, already but; you can’t have it all, I suppose.

On an entirely different subject, tomorrow is the first day of Spring Break. The kids have been dying a slow and agonizing death in anticipation of this break from school and, I have been dying a slow and agonizing death in dread of it.

With the exception of sending the Man-Cub to a Hunter’s safety class, we have no scheduled activities and I am certain to hear a massive amount of complaining about that from The Teenager, whose responsibility it will be to watch her younger brother while Hugh and I are at work. I feel a little bit guilty about not taking time off to spend with them but, with my flexible schedule at the store, it isn’t as though I will be gone all day just, you know, long enough to keep my sanity intact.

It’s really the best for everyone involved considering the whole please, for the love of God, shut up, already thing and, you know, we are making plans to take the little ingrates to Disneyworld again this summer so it’s not like they are totally deprived.

Depraved, yes, deprived, not so much.

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