Strength and Conditioning

Well, here it is the 4th of July. I can’t believe the summer is half over.

This summer seems like school never ended. I get up at the same time Monday through Friday to take a kid to school. No, the kids are not going to summer school. One of them could definitely benefit by going to summer school and retaking a computer class (of all things) but that’s not why I take a kid to school.

Elaine signed Boy Twin up for a strength and conditioning camp; The (construction language) thing start at 7:00 in the morning. We (Elaine and I) missed signing him up for the baseball camp that started at 9:00 in the morning, which would allow the entire family to sleep in. Did I say it was Elaine and I? Well, it was not Elaine and I? It was Elaine, all Elaine!

I kind of feel sorry for Elaine because she gets up early to get him to camp also. But mostly I feel sorry for me. Girl Twin thinks she is strong enough; she decided not to go to camp. She sleeps until noon. I cannot actually verify what time she gets up because I have left the house six hours before noon, but who’s counting?

Getting Boy Twin up for camp is different than getting him up for school. I get up make coffee and yell down the stairs for him to wake up. I could and probably should walk down the stairs to wake him. We have thirteen steps in that staircase and it is extremely dangerous walking down that many steps that time of the morning. It is best to yell.

I yell and Boy Twin replies, “I’m up!” He’s really not up and I know it. It’s a game we play. Well, he plays and I get (construction language, rhymes with kissed). This goes on for three or four times until he comes up and tells me, “Maybe I’ll take a day off today.”

I’m awake this time of the morning just to take him to camp. Staying home is not his option anymore. He’s going!