Today was the first day of Pre-K
And the first day of Navy and white clothing
You have to wear a uniform.
And I am stressed
Because we are not really navy people
are not sailors.
But these are our colors
And so it is.
Would be a great color
For our school uniform.
Because our closet looks as if a bottle of pepto bismol has exploded in it…
a big one.
And so today we go
And we are dressed accordingly
Until I am informed that the pants should be entirely navy normally
Not like the jazzy navy frog pants we are sporting.
And I am sick.
With the stomach flu
And I would like to die…
Because I feel so bad.
And I could truly hurl at any moment.
How do I say this in a delicate way?
It is the stomach bug –
And does not discriminate on the path of elimination?
And while driving three times my oldest points out how bad her sister’s diaper smells
Do not feel at all compelled to claim ownership.
And the day passes
Mama asleep at home praying for an early death
Or the end to three days of nausea.
And I pick up the cherubs.
Little Miss Pre-K
Appears in her white and navy
White now Pink and Purple with stains
From painting activities.
And all I can think…
Is that we need more bleach.
And a housekeeper!