Monday, July 14, 2008

The weekend by the numbers

I ran this same type of post last year at this time. And was reminded when I saw it quite serendipitously on Rude Cactus this morning. So, due to a lack of originality, and without further ado, I present:

My weekend by the numbers:

Number of children with strep throat: 1 (Better than last year, when I had 2 children with chicken pox)

Number of years since my ex walked out: exactly 3 on Sunday

Number of glasses of wine consumed in celebration of singlehood: 2

Number of nights a sleep-out in the tent in the backyard (practice camping) was attempted: 2

Number of nights actually spent in the tent in the backyard: 1

Number of storybooks read by flashlight: 3

Number of silly jokes told and giggled at: 1,583

Number of times I said, "It's only the wind in the tree.": 312

Number of children who ended up actually sleeping *ON* me in the tent: 2

Number of times I woke during the night due to being elbowed: 14

Number of big trucks and heavy machinery that rumbled past the backyard at an ungodly early hour of the morning on their way to the new subdivision being built : 26

Number of Advil taken for lack-of-sleep headache: 1

10 comments:

  1. So it was a good weekend, yes?

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  2. Real camping will be easier because they'll be more tired...

    I have just come to accept that any night in a tent with a child is not going to involve much sleep.

    Still sounds like fun.

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  3. Camping? You courageous woman.

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  4. I've never tried sleeping in a tent with my kids. Only Andy is brave enough. If we ever go camping, I'm getting my own tent!

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  5. Congratulations on the singlehood -- the rest of it is just gravy!!

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  6. Why on earth does anyone camp? Seriously. After all the money you paid for a bed, why would you willingly choose to sleep on the ground?

    I don't get it.

    Congrats on the singledom though! I am having a green apple vodka for you tonight:)

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  7. Well you're certainly a better Mom than I am! I hate sleeping in tents, so I won't even "Practice" with them!

    Amen to having glasses of wine in celebration!

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  8. Sounds like fun!

    Elbowed? Ouch!

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  9. Hmm, so practice camping didnt go too well?!!!! Maybe we'll postpone our plans for a couple more years.
    Cheers to being single......

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  10. Only one Advil? Hopefully you took it with a shot of Jack!

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