Today was officially the first day of preschool for Kid E. I have to say that it was kind of a letdown. We didn’t make a big deal out of it last night. We didn’t pick out a special first day of school outfit. I almost forgot to take him in on time (and no, it was not because I was playing video games… smart asses) and I didn’t even stop to take his picture out front. I already did that stuff three weeks ago when he went to camp. He gave me a high-five then went into the room without so much as a glance in my direction. So I just paid his tuition and went outside to my car. It was then that I realized that I had my freedom back, at least for three and a half hours each Monday, Wednesday and Friday. I got kind of tingly thinking about what I was going to do today.
As I was climbing into the driver’s seat I heard music pumping from the speakers outside of the pizzeria next door.
Sit down, take a look at yourself
Don’t you want to be somebody
Someday somebody’s gonna see inside
You have to face up, you can’t run and hide
Damn you, Little River Band.
I really do not like it when the universe smacks me on the head and demands that I pay attention. But there was my message, coming at me on the voices of Australian rockers. And I have learned that you either pay attention to these messages, or you’d better get ready for a fight that you will probably never, ever win.
So today I will make a plan. Today I will set goals. I will write them on paper and I will post them where I will see them every day. And I will be productive and proud.
So actually I thank you, Little River Band. And I think that’s Australian for “light a fire under your butt.”
Wish me luck for tomorrow…