Time to Cry Tuesday – Disorder in the House

This Time to Cry Tuesday has a little something for everyone. If you are a sentimental parent type, it has that poignant touch. If you are someone who could live without the family gushing (cough, cough… Dr. Jimmy) but you are a fan of good music, watch the great video of Warren Zevon and Bruce Springsteen at the top of this post. If you are both (that would be you Uncle Neal) then you will relate on all levels.

This Zevon song has always been a favorite, and although the premise is a little off topic the title is perfect. (oh and I love the line about even the lhasa apso being embarrassed – isn’t that a duplication of terms? I mean are they not the embodiment of embarrassment unto themselves?)

This Tuesday finds my kids back at school and my house a little quieter than I would like. As any parent of a college kid will tell you, they blow back into the house and everything goes back to family hyper drive as soon as they arrive. For most parents, as thrilled as we are to get the family back together, it takes a few days to get used to the…

disorder in the house.

And then we realize how very much we missed it all; the friends, the food, the late nights and even later sleeping habits, the messy rooms and the general lived in feeling the house gets when they are home. The desire to keep the house ‘picked up’ and everything in order soon dissipates for me as soon as I realize that a clean room and an orderly house means only one thing… no one lives there.

So as I walk passed the now recently vacuumed orderly bedrooms of my kids I can think only one thing…

damn i wish there was crap all over the floor in there with the blinds drawn and the countless empty water bottles and equally abundant amount of carmex tubes lying around.

yeh, i pretty much miss the disorder in the house.

 

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5 responses to “Time to Cry Tuesday – Disorder in the House

  1. Doctor Jimmy

    No No Amy…You have me wrong…..I love when you gush….I just know that on Tuesdays I have to be sitting down with a full box of kleenex next to me when I read the blog… .I do my own “family gushing” without a blog, and it can can very messy…………..

  2. Doctor Jimmy

    I meant can “get” very messy…see, I’m all choked up!

  3. Paula

    Yep – just walked by the boy’s empty bedroom and sighed a little. Once they’re gone it’s a whole different rhythm. Though I’ve still got one home…

    • when the second one leaves it gets real weird. but on some level it opens up your schedule and allows you to find your own rhythm, which is a good thing.

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