Pray for Me

This post is dedicated to those of you who do not have children…whether ”yet” or “period.”

The same people who claim complete ownership over their makeup;

And whose earrings all have partners which can be found on places other than Barbie’s plastic lobes;

And whose shoes, whether Steve Madden or Chanel, are not scuffed from toddler romps across the driveway.

You are blissfully unaware of the time of year.

Sure peaches are in season and beer tastes amazing even though the formulas have not been altered, but late august, to those of us blessed with children, is the awkward and uncomfortable period between camp and school.


You may have noticed your local liquor store is running low on the hard stuff and your pharmacy is only offering the generic versions. It is because these last few weeks of summer are spent making any attempt to amuse, placate or just keep our little ones quiet.

So far it has been a week and a half and I have been to two movies (but have only gotten to sit though 47 minutes of projection), three trips to the arcade, three trips to the playground, one magic show, two play-dates, one very very tiring trip to the children’s museum and oh yes… this picnic.

The picnic was actually quite fun. We went to Morgan Park which is a beautiful park overlooking the Long Island Sound. Plus it is rarely inhabited so there is never any litter.

It also has a great stage where they feature mediocre cover bands which is actually one of my fetishes. Last week they had 2U, a U2 tribute band.

I introduced Sam and Carly to the movie Annie last month- this is Sam’s rendition of “It’s a Hard Knock Life.”

16 more days until the first day of school…CHEERS


  1. I love "back to school" time of year - I don't have any kids, but I always look forward to the Tuesday after Labour Day!

  2. Amen to that! My baby girl is only 11 months so I dont have the back to school thing....it's just her and I all the time. She took her first steps on sunday. God help me!

  3. That sounds like my life. Sometimes I am so wiped out from all of their social engagements. Why can't they be satisfied being hermits? :)

  4. Ahhh, I am receiving said children now as I work in schools. My life is over while yours will begin again shortly. I loved singing Annie when I was little too!
    Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

  5. Hold on, woman! Just a little bit longer and you're free(ish/er).

  6. Ok, I have to ask: was the 2U line a joke? Or is that for real? Either way, it's hilarious. Great post! :)

  7. That is really the name of the band!!!

  8. I feel your pain. I only have one child left (that I actually have to take care of) and at 13 these next 2 weeks could get ugly.

  9. Ahhh, someone who understands the entertainment month! :0) My youngest goes back to school the 30th. Whew one down, one more to go!

  10. cute post as usual!
    those kids are adorable

    btw i tagged u in my blog with an award!!!


  11. lol...i hope you make it through!

  12. Just stopping by to say I am thinking of you. Back to school on Tues., right? Happy Labor Day weekend!


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