What's That I Hear? It's Nothing!!!

As much fun as the boys and I had this summer, I am glad they are back in school! It's nice having a couple of hours alone on my days off. And since the COAEW decided (after 6 years of using a certain visitation schedule!) that she wants the boys more, I don't have to take them to school every other Tuesday! I get to sleep in! Yaaaay!

The way it has been (ever since BigBrother(12) was in the first grade) is that the boys are here Monday through Wednesday night and every other weekend. COAEW told Sweety that she can't bear to go without seeing the boys for 5 days (because on our weekends she doesn't see them from Saturday morning til Thursday afternoon) and she wants them on the Mondays after our weekend. He told her that he thought it was funny that after 6 years she's decided this (he also told her that he thought she was doing this to look like a more involved parent to her husband-to-be. she had nothing to say to that, just snotted and cried), that he felt it was a bad idea and that if the boys' grades start to slip that it's her fault but if she wants them on those Mondays - then so be it.

I hope it works out because it was nice snoozing til 8 a.m. today.

The other night I was letting the dogs out. I carried ChiChi off of the pool deck and placed her in the grass because it's hard for her to get around. I turned to walk up the deck and heard a little "plop!" in the water. I'm thinking it's a frog but I can't see it so I keep walking towards the house. Then I hear the sounds of something splashing in the pool. My first thought was that it was a huge frog and if I got to close it would jump on me and smother me so I ran to the porch and closed the door behind me and stared at the pool. I was going to wait for Sweety to come home so he could get it out of there. Luckily, sanity prevailed and I peeked into the pool to see ChiChi swimming for her life.

It was dark that night (no porch light was on) so a few nights later when I took the canines out, I turned on all of the outside lights and was sitting in a chair while I waited for them to do their business. ChiChi finished up and started walking towards me and instead of walking around the pool, walked right into it. During the day she sees the pool but her night vision isn't too good. I've started carrying her to the grass and then picking her up as soon as she's done with her business so we avoid any other unfortunate incidents. I don't think she really liked swimming.


Sara Sue said...

Too bad you can't inflate her massive labia and use them for floaties.

patti_cake said...

Ewwww at what sara sue said! LOL Poor Chi Chi! I bet she was so scared!

Regal said...

Okay I was going to comment but first read Sara Sue's comment and can't stop laughing! I simply wanted to say, you're a god mom, to both the boys and the pups.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Poor dear Chi Chi...Her has her difficulties, doesn't she...I LOVE Sara Sue's comment---it is Hilarious...!

The EX is a real piece of work....She never ceases to amaze, and yet she is really transparent, isn't she? I think Sweety is right about her motivation...She sure is your cross yo bear, isn't she...! Enjoy those "slleping in" mornings, my dear...!

Jeni said...

I love that you are as crazy with your pets as I am with mine.

I don't know if that is a compliment or not, but if I did say something mean, I said it about myself too, so that makes it all better.

Kids are back in school, huh? GREAT. My vacation will be that much better (except maybe for Monday)

Mike said...

Only Sara Sue would think of an inflatable labia as a possible life preserver.

It really is a great idea.

here today, gone tomorrow said...

LMAO at sara sue! Damn, girl, you are are genius!

The Phosgene Kid said...

Glad ChiChi si ok!!!

Joey Polanski said...

Happiness is carin for a old dogski.

Midwestern City Boy said...

She fell into the pool twice in the same week? Doesn't she remember its there? Glad that she can swim even if she doesn't like it.

Chickie said...

Sara Sue - Now I can't help but look at her and imagine her coochie as a life preserver.

Patti_Cake - Oh yeah, she was terrified. It took a couple of hours before she stopped shaking. I tell myself that the exercise was good for her.

Regal - Thank you!

Lady of the Hills - Chi Chi has her problems but I'm hoping that she's got a few good years left in her!

I think that Sweety was right about her motivation too and it was obvious when she didn't deny it. She's such a toad.

Jeni - I take it as a compliment! I think you have to really love your animals to treat them in such a manner!

Hope you have a good vacation! Do yourself a favor and just hide in your hotel on Monday :)

Mike - It is a good idea. It's got me to thinking - if I could stretch it out and fill it full of helium so she floats, how cool would that be?!

Here Today, Gone Tomorrow - She had the perfect comment to get things rolling!

The Phosgene Kid - Me too. I know she's gonna die someday but I really don't want it to be through my negligence! And I know how confusing it was for her. I felt so bad.

Joey Polanski - Amen to that.

Midwestern City Boy - I don't think she remembers it's there (she seems to be a bit senile) and she's going blind so it's hard for her to see. I just hope she gets the house memorized before her sight completely goes.

heather said...

my ex and his mouth piece just pulled the same crap here!

they have NEVER been to first day of school... EVER..
and both just HAD to be there this year....

WTF is up with all the "love" all of a sudden?
it's creeping me out. lol

i don't think chi chi liked the swimming either.. lol

Chickie said...

Heather - I don't know where all of the love is coming from, but it's easier for me when it's not around!