A night in the Cleaver household.......
11:30 pm last night- I am
making up preparing Beaver's 50 hour driving log - for his driving test at 8 am this morning. Nothing like waiting til the last minute. In my defense - because I always have a defense - maintaining the driving log falls on the person responsible for keeping track of the birth certificates, first lost tooth, blurry picture of first steps and the 5th grade Presidential award - which would be ME. And at the present time, I don't know where any of those things are. So.....that's why, if you had been in my kitchen last night, amongst the fondant and frosting splattered everywhere, you would have found Beaver's Mom remembering Beaver had to have his 50 hour driving log ready in 8 1/2 hours!
In comes Wally with a set of dishes, a washpan and silverware. I really can't take this right now. Not at this moment.
Me: "Wally, whatya doin with all that stuff? College isn't for another month."
Wally: "Yeah Ma, but I figure if I get a little bit here and there it will be easier and I won't be rushing at the last minute to get everything."
I think at that moment, the clouds opened and the angels sang! Hallelujah! The procrastination cycle that has woven itself through at least 5 generations of my family has been broken. My job is done. They can take me away now. I'm ready for the white coat and the rubber room and someone to cook for me........
And then I cried. And cried. And cried. Because my babies are growing up. Wally leaves in less than a month for college. Beaver, if he passes his driving test this morning, will be allowed to drive by himself - WITHOUT ME!
Some one pass me some wine please!
PS Beaver's test was at 8 am. It's 8:55 now. Haven't heard from him or Ward. I'm not panicked. Really I'm not!