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.