Thursday, September 10, 2009

And so it begins...

Today would have been Carlie's sixth day of school. Would have been. Had she not stayed home -- sick -- with a sore throat, stuffy nose and general malaise. 

And while I try to be a kind and sympathetic mother, my brain is screaming Seriously? Already? You've got to be kidding me.

If there's one thing that makes me more mental than the tail-end of summer vacation, where it's all I can do to calm myself by rocking in the corner and chanting "it's almost time for back-to-school", it's sick days. I don't do well with (a) germs (b) house arrest (c) bored kids or (d) neediness. And, honestly, besides a newborn blind kitten who needs to be fed with an eyedropper, what is needier than an elementary-school child who is home from school because they're sick?

In unrelated news. I wrote a query letter to a magazine last night. After googling "how to publish an article in a magazine" and studying the article on "how to write a query letter," I did it. And I hit send. I have a great idea for a fun article for a local parenting magazine. 

So it's been 24 hours and no response. Assholes

PS: Since I may or may not have referenced this blog as a sample of my writing, in retrospect I probably should not be calling the unresponsive magazine editor an asshole. I mean, I was referring to google. Google is the asshole in this scenario as the advice on how to write a query letter was obviously flawed. Either that or the fact that I may or may not have overlooked the fact that this was a Christian family magazine and my article involves various cocktail recipes for parents while participating in various family activities.

So basically, just forget the whole magazine article thing. Never mind.


Jen on the Edge said...

This is our third week of school and I kept Grace home on Tuesday for the same reasons you kept Carlie home. That must be some powerful cold if it has already traversed the country and is now infecting kids on both coasts.

Tiffany said...

Skye finally went to school today after missing the beginning of the week... and at 10:30 the school called. She'd fallen asleep during circle time and by the time I got there, she was running a mild fever again. So, other than about 2 hours, this week was a total loss!!

Cat said...

Hippie missed a day the second week of school, and I almost cried.

As for the magazine article, do you in anyway want to be involved with that magazine? I don't think so.

Anna See said...

it stinks to be housebound. torture!!!

katydidnot said...

you could totally guest post that on katydidnot. because that's totally the same as being published in a widely-read notable publication, right?

shut up.

also? lysol her. and then dip her in purell.

Fantastic Forrest said...

Those parenting magazine people are jackasses. Obama said so. I read it on twitter somewhere.