Don't get hot, 'cause girl you've got some hard times ahead

Hubby just finished another one of his rough times of the year, and now does not have to think about rehearsals or concerts or festivals or whatever until Fall. He can start golfing again! And riding his bike on weekends instead of having to work! When he came home on Thursday night, and I said he could breathe a sigh of relief, he said that "the gorilla is off [his] back." To which I told him that I now had the whole barrell of monkeys on mine. "Why?" he asked, proving that he has paid no attention whatsoever when I respond to his questions about what's going on at work, or how my various doctor appointments have gone. Had he been listening to my answers he would know the following:
  • The extra boss that I inherited earlier this year isn't exactly low maintenance
  • I am in charge of planning an offsite meeting for said boss, which takes place on June 11
  • June 11 falls right smack in the middle of my most detail-oriented, high pressure portion of the planning process for my June Board meeting
  • The time between meetings is usually about three months, but is compressed this time around
  • I don't know how to expand time to allow myself to do a three-month process in only 2 months without going batshit crazy
  • The dermatologist has requested that I schedule a biopsy, just in case
  • The school counselor has suggested that I make an appointment for Princess with the counselor who helped Hoss
  • Princess also needs an eye exam
  • And a dentist appointment
  • And a haircut
  • My pay raise for the new fiscal year will have to cover the cost of Lil Joe's preschool tuition
  • I will not know what my raise is until August, so I do not know what I can afford to spend on tuition
  • I cannot wait until August to enroll Lil Joe in preschool

And he wonders why I lose my cool.


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    Hubby- aka DH My husband since 1995. He is the head of the band department at a college prep school, and dabbles as a wanna-be pop star.

    The Princess- aka DD. Third grader at the local parochial school. Loves butterlies, sparkly things, the color purple and has recently developed a crush on one of the twins from "The Suite Life of Zach and Cody". Is ready for her teenage years, having already perfected her exasperated sigh and dramatic eye-roll.

    Hoss- aka DS1. Kindergartener and resident spirited child. His aunt likes to call him "the evil genius" because of his penchant for letting a lack of intellectual stimulation lead him into mischief. Likes trucks, sports, building things and burping. His current favorite word is "underwear."

    Lil Joe- aka DS2. Born in 2003. Doesn't say much we can understand, but has mastered the important stuff ("eat!", "Wash hands!", "Want chocolate ones!", "Hockey game!") Likes to push buttons, much to the consternation of whoever is trying to watch a DVD. Firmly refuses to use the potty, despite evidence that he is physically ready to be out of diapers, indicating a level of stubborn that eclipses even that of his parents and siblings.

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