Life in Susanopolis is highly uneventful at the moment. However, here are some noteable things going on:
1. I CANNOT WAIT TO START COLLEGE, and work. I got back from one of the busiest summers on record where I barely had time to sleep and I have now had a month of relative nothing-ness. Don’t get me wrong, I love the break and got to do some class things. But its about time there was some structure, some challenges and some busy times in Susanopolis. Anyone who knows me, knows that I thrive on having a busy schedule!
2. Currently I’m in Manchester babysitting my two nephews (6 and 3) with my mum. So far its been CHAOTIC. There are moments when I wanna kill them. For example: being tricked into taking a laxative, getting spit at, and being called an “idiot moron bugger”. There are also moments where I love them dearly. For example: Being told I can’t be more than 9 years old cuz granddad is 66, being asked to play video games even though I die all the time, and when I disappear upstairs to blog (like now) I can hear them asking “where’s auntie Susan?” which could mean more torture…but I still feel wanted haha.
Its made me realise how tough kids are. I’ve always been really great with kids – but when you’re responsible for them over a weekend period its not so easy. I also used to think that my 3 year old nephew was a piece of cake compared to my 6 year old one. NOT THE CASE. At least there’s negotiation with the 6 year old – the baby just cries.
Hilarious moment: Max (who’s 6) was up a tree in the park yesterday. My job was to convince him to come down. After promising ice cream and pizza he said, “sorry. you still haven’t encouraged me” To this I responded, “how can I encourage you?” and he said “you can bring the ice cream here.” BRILLIANT.
It didnt work – and he ended up being encouraged about 2 seconds later when he had to “go toilet”.
3. I am obsessed with the American Presidential Election. Expect a blog on this relatively soon. In fact, I’ve been reading so much about it – and watching it constantly – its surprising I havent touched the topic yet. I guess I need some time to get my thoughts together.
My absentee ballot will arrive in the post shortly! Can’t wait to exercise my right to vote. Woop. Woop.