May 24, 2011


It's just kind of stressful and out of sorts here. This school year needs to end...

Like yesterday.

I've had a house full of teenagers working on a Chemistry project. I'm happy they all love coming over. (My eldest informed me they love coming to our home.) We feed them and tease them and want them to feel welcome.

But it does wear me out.

In six years this house will be empty. I think my husband and I will just work more. Maybe I'll find a job that travels. Maybe I will go back and get my Masters. I've been thinking about that lately...

I've been given my own project at work and it ends in mid July, which means I need to have it complete by 30 June. It's a big project taking a lot of time and focus. It is going to have a big impact on the system I'm working on, so I'm excited about that. But it's kicking my tail.

When my boss asked me if I was up for it, I looked around and realized how many people are looking for jobs. I have teenagers... my expenses are only going up. So I said, "hell yes..."

And as we were getting ready for bed tonight, my husband found a little 3x5 card from Bones. He does that. If something is bothering him, he'll leave us little notes.

So the kid is sleeping and we find a little note telling us that he bought a condom at school.


WTF? I can't exactly go wake him up, but the note says he no longer has it, he did it for attention, but then realized that his Mom and Dad would be devastated, so he no longer has it.

Evidently this story will continue. Where does an 11 year old buy a condom? How does he know what one is? What did he do with it? How much did he pay for it? Did he open it? Was it lubed or ribbed?

So many questions... to be answered tomorrow. Good grief.

Posted by Boudicca at May 24, 2011 09:47 PM

I have a feeling it was intended to become a water balloon. Hope that makes you feel better!

Posted by: PeggyU at May 25, 2011 12:36 AM

I should be so lucky, Peggy. I think... they may have had a Sex Ed class yesterday. We're in public school now and I didn't do the 'opt out'. I don't believe in coincidences... this should be interesting...

Posted by: Bou at May 25, 2011 05:08 AM

Growing up, we had a neighborhood girl who was a frequent visitor to the local "free" clinic. She'd come back with a bunch of condoms that she'd hand out. To my knowlege, none of us ever used them for their intended purpose. Unless that purpose was to annoy/horrify parents. We used them for water balloons, sticking them on doorknobs, on car antennas, etc.

Posted by: Ted at May 25, 2011 05:49 AM

You think your house is going to be empty in 6 years?

Bwaahahahahaha you think that, but everyone knows it will be at least 10 years or more.

With the oldest getting out around the time the youngest is going into college, the oldest will be coming home and so on and so on.

Posted by: Quality Weenie at May 25, 2011 03:16 PM

Go back and get your Masters.
I, aged 68, have enrolled at the Open university for a Bsc in ITC/Computing.
Since I am retired I feel I need to keep my brain active, and, more to the point, prove that I can/cannot achieve it. There is no guarantee that I will succeed, but at least I will give it my best.

Posted by: bx19 at May 27, 2011 02:24 PM