Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Do As I Say

As I was sitting here getting ready to post, K comes in and attempts to take my drink. I kindly told him that he was not supposed to drink next to the computer because I didn't want him to spill it. No sooner than he walked out did I do exactly what I didn't want him to do. Classic do as I say, not as I do.

Me spilling kinda sums up what it has been like lately. My mind has been wandering in a thousand different directions and as a result I become clumsy. I know I just need to take some time and focus. Easier said than done.

One of the things that has been on my mind is B starting kindergarten tomorrow, then in two weeks K will be in pre-school for two days per week. I am just having a hard time with the whole thing. Afterall, I have been their main caregivers for the past five years.

I joke that the first day I will cry, the second I will stalk the schools, and by the third day I will probably throw a party.

When I first started B in pre-school two years ago. I had him in two days per week, then three the following year. In my mind I thought that the gradual transition from two to five days would be the best thing for him. You know ease him into the whole school thing. I think I was actually easing myself into the whole school thing.

I still have my knitting though. I got this awesome Garterlac Pattern from Dave. I have always liked entrelac and have always wondered what it would look like in garter stitch, but was too lazy to figure out a pattern for myself. It was such a fast knit.

Oh, that is Icarus under the dishcloth. The pins are out, but it has just been sitting there waiting for someone to take pictures of it. Soon I hope.


Sachi said...

Oooo, I've got a classic "Do as I say..." for you. My brother had just started driving. He hopped into Dad's truck (we lived on a farm) and backed right into his own car. Fortunately, Dad's truck had an extended tow-ball so it only punched a hole in the bumper.

Mom freaked out and got all over him for that, "Don't you look behind you?" and all that kind of screaming.

About 4 months later, we'd moved to a new house. Mom goes to run some errands and she can't figure out why her van had sort of stopped moving or was moving difficultly, like when you accidently leave the E Brake on. So she guns it. Then she pulls forward and looks in her rearview to see that she's just put a nice long, deep dent in my brother's car.

Dave said...

Great garterlac -- those colours make it look nice and zigzag-y !