Of a Single Dad.....
You ready for the King of all run on sentences?
Up at 0500hrs Friday morning to get the two Cubs cleaned, dressed and fed for school, Lil' Wolfie left some all important homeworks at X's house, swung by, got it, dropped him at school, then drove Bigger over, almost late, to the High School, did a loop and drove the fifteen up to work in Ventura where I finished a Bid Project and kept frantically busy all day till my phone rang at about 1500hrs and it cried to me in Biggers voice,"Daaaad, I'm Hungry!!!".
Drove up the hill picked him and his little smarty mouthed cohort up, picked up Lil'Wolfie, after suitably admiring his Lego rendition of our new Condo, fed them at Islands, a pretty nice little restaurant, headed home, heard that Bigger had plans for Conejo Valley Days....our version of a Fair, so, I then became the bus driver, ran around town picking up the rest of the crew, guaranteeing that they would be transported home by and Adult by 2200hrs, and went Back home.
Settled down for a relaxing Movie night with Lil' Wolfie, and the phone rings with the eighteen year old daughters call sign....Yes, I will admit that I winced....sems she's having the usual "I hate my mom and can I move in with you, even though I have an apartment in Santa Barbara, and I can't stand her, and I ned to move right now and I'm Eighteen!!! for G-ds sake.....ad infinitum.
Calmed her down....went back to the movie, and lo and behold Biggers ride flakes, so off Lil'Wolfie and I go across town, pick up the usual suspects and bus all five back to their houses, at which time we finally rrive back at the Lair, 2300hrs by now and finally "Taps".
0530hrs again, that's becoming common....Bigger has to...change that, is Honored to march with a combine High School-Middle School Band in the aforementioned CVD Parade, had to be at the High School by 0645, but of course....he had forgotten his Band Shoes at the X's....aaaagh, so stop by we did, he snuck in, got his shoes and we made it in the knick of time...went back to the Lair, where yes, I had left Lil' Wolfie sleeping, along with my extra cell phone.
Then, it's time to get him up for the last Home Track Meet, wherein we have to arrive by 0830 for his first race, we're on time, except.....guess where he forgot his Uniform???? Anybody?....yup...X's....aaagh, stop back by for the second time barely before the sun is in the sky, get it, change in the truck and make it at second call for his race.
You'd think it slows down here, wouldn't you? Nope, not a chance, Skippy. I get volunteered at the Timers end of the field, things go awry at the Lane Judging and off I am whisked, get it under control and the alarm on phone number two goes off....what the hell?.....Ooops, Saturday, makeup Piano Class for Lil'Wolfie at 1030hrs....I run to the far end of the stadium, check him out of his shotputt competition and off we go across town to his Music Academy for a half hour lesson, in his Track Uniform......
Take him in, give him over to "Nice" Amy, his teacher, and realise, I'm only about three blocks from the Parade!!!!! Luckily, Wollf was in Track and Field mode, and I ran the three blocks and was rewarded with being able to holler Hey to Bigger as the Ensemble marched by....turned, ran back to the Music place in time to search for and purchase a new amp for Bigger's Luscious Drum Set....you can see it if you do a search on this site for "Garage Band", picked up Lil'Wolfie, said hi to "Nice" Amy, discussed how well he's coming along since I got a new piano for the Lair..and
Drove Back across town, checked him Back into shotput, finished my Volunteer duties, and got a call from Bigger. He's back at the High School, and for once, I was in the right place at the right time....Yay for Wollf. We all cut out, had a late lunch, went back to the Lair, went for a Little hike around the neighborhood, fed 'em again.....and just dropped them back over at their moms.
It would be over, except I got a call from Bigger.
Seems he forgot his shoes. And Lil' forgot his homework. And the She-Cub is fighting with her mom in the background
I'm going to take two aspirin, down a beer, and take a nap out on the porch.
There you have it.....a typical day in the Life.
Wouldn't have it Any. Other. Way......
I Love 'em
So....wanna go dancing?