I finally caught up with Melisa, today -- she's having a tough week -- although, she'll tell you everything is okay, no really; she's fine.
Still, girl could use a virtual hug. G'head, I'll wait.
Not for nothing, but having 3 out of 4 of my kids having attended, entering and/or graduating high school, this year (the boy is a freshman, our middle girl is a senior) I feel it safe to say that...YUP!!!...sending off "your youngest kid" to college is a really BIG deal!!!
Personally, I hate to think what it will be like for Hope, when she's ready to fly the nest, with me still hanging onto her ankles and everything, just saying.
Aaaaanyway, to help lighten things up a bit, I started telling Melisa this story, but she was running late (okay, fiiiiiiiiine, she said she was running late and I believe her...dammit!) and I was all like...that's okay, never mind...maybe I'll just blog it then.
Why? For two reasons: 1) as a cautionary tale and 2) for informational purposes, of the sort of crud that goes on...behind closed walls...especially, when you're not looking.
1) A few days before leaving for vacation, I was helping the girls pack and one of them noticed something crawling on the ceiling.
I can't remember exactly who, but they're pretty much interchangeable, at this point and each of them happened to be rolling her eyes about my complaining how messy their room was, at the time, too.
Also, all 3 of our girls share the same bedroom (this is where I attempt to paint a picture, in your mind, and remind you about how messy a public ladies room can get, enough said!) and there is almost always something crawling on the ceiling.
Except, this time, with a lot more somethings following close behind.
I did not take a picture of it (you're welcome!) because I was too busy freaking-the-frig out and you'll have to just trust me when I say, "HOLY CRUD ON A STICK!!! WE'VE HIT THE MOTHER LOAD OF SPIDERS!!!" in uppercase and everything.
2) In researching the internet on spiders:
- The little buggers like to hide behind and under stuff (boxes, storage containers, furniture, curtains, etc...) AND ESPECIALLY PEELING WALLPAPER
- The key piece of advice being, make sure your house has very little stuff AND MOST ESPECIALLY NO PEELING WALLPAPER
Or, just do like I did:
- Rip the mother-loving wallpaper from off of the wall, vacuum up their little asses and send them off to spider heaven
- See previous bullet
Aaaaaand, after your husband reads your blog post...
[Note: mine doesn't go into the girls' room, all that often, because he's smart like that.]
...insist he consider it the most excellent form of motivation to actually get the gosh-darn room updated (because, pink and purple unicorns, really mom?!?) and painted, already.
[sound of crickets, chirping]
If anyone needs me, I'll be at Home Depot...I hear they sell spackle by the gallon...stupid spiders, dumbass wallpaper.
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