Monday, July 02, 2012

New World Order

Today a new world order is being instated (is that the right word?). We are all up early. We have all left the house early (except for Son, who is doing something on his computer that he claims is "educational."). Some of us have come back to the house early after working out, again, early.
This new regime has come about because Husband (aka Middlebrow) has started a New Job. The New Job is the same place as the Old Job, but the New Job has what We (in this house) would call "Banker's Hours" meaning he has to be there early and he has to stay just as long as everyone else (I'm assuming this is 4:30 or 5, but we'll see).
What will this New World Order mean for Son and Dr. Write? Well, so far it means I have to workout very early, or when Son is doing some of his Summer Son things. It means I have to figure out what to do with Son during the class I teach. It means I will have to figure out how to get Son to be docile for at least an hour a day while I write. It means it will be very hard for me to have coffee dates and movie dates, except when Son is in camp.
It also means, apparently, that I will be asking Middlebrow to "pick things up on the way home." It may also mean that I have to keep the fridge well stocked with cold beer and that maybe I should teach Gus (the GSP) how to bring him his slippers, pipe, and smoking jacket when he appears at the front door after five saying, "Honey! I'm home!"
I hope it doesn't mean that I have to cook dinner 7 days a week. Middlebrow has perfected quite a few recipes and I don't want him to forget!
I hope it doesn't mean that I have to do all the laundry. (Wait! I already do!)
I hope it doesn't mean that I will have to figure out how to do anything gross in the bathroom, because I tend to gag easily.
I also hope it doesn't mean that I forget what Middlebrow looks like because I never see him.
On the plus side, I'm already planning a fantastic vacation for next summer.


Nik said...

Yay! Now I don't have to write a blog post today. Ditto Ditto Ditto!
You will find that hour. TV/videogames will save you! Max currently likes "Curious George." Perhaps Son would like to try that out :)

Lisa B. said...

Yes, a whole new world awaits. I am happy to hear about that fantastic vacation plan--that's a happy thought! But we do need to figure out how to get you out for a movie stat.

p.s. I agree with Nik--you will find that writing time for sure. Use that video gaming to your advantage!

radagast said...

Just pull a Pleasantville on him, if he gets all Father Knows Best on you!

middlebrow said...

I have slippers, a pipe and a smoking jacket? Cool. Though I'll settle for the beer. Now back to my "bankers hours."