Lucas’s Mother Is Obsessive

I wish I could say that I slept better last night having already made the decision to enroll Lucas in pre-Kindergarten instead of preschool. Unfortunately, that was not the case.

Sometime around 4 am I wondered if we had just lost a major tax write-off. (I can write off daycare expenses up to a certain amount: I don’t know if I can write off private Kindergarten expenses. I suspect not. Even though it amounts to the same type of daycare that we currently enjoy.)

Oh well, it’s only money right? What else do we really want to spend it on? I really can’t think of anything as important.

But sometimes I wistfully dream about world travel. Given the private education that we are committed to, however, I think we’ll probably have to rely on my parents to provide Lucas with jaunts around the world someday. I think they will be happy to do it. Probably someday soon he’ll be winging his way to New Zealand or Spain or Norway for a month with his grandparents, while I tearfully and jealously wave and kiss him goodbye.

My God. I’m going to live my whole life and die in Fair Oaks, California. How pathetic!

4 Responses to “Lucas’s Mother Is Obsessive”

  • dizzyburner
    March 25, 2006 at 7:34 pm

    You underestimate your own potential to earn money, pursue success and create your own dreams. Let’s have a little positive thinking around here for once!


  • kimkimkaree
    March 26, 2006 at 12:43 am

    I’m with your husband on this one. If you want to travel and it’s a goal plan something a year or two or three in advance so you have time to save. There are alos opportuniteis to switch houses with families from other countries – a family friend did that with their family and we showed around the nice English family that traded with them.


  • sarabellae
    March 28, 2006 at 9:24 pm

    Love that idea! hmmmm…


  • sarabellae
    March 28, 2006 at 9:26 pm

    Did Zig Zigler rub off on you?

    Thanks for kicking my ass. Again. You’re right of course. Someday we will travel and rule the world!


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