Poppa! (My dad.)
So here's my list of pros and cons about the situation at hand:
PROS TO HAVING BOTH MY PARENTS UNDER MY ROOF. ALL DAY, EVERY DAY:
1. I have not even had to LOOK at my washing machine or dryer since we got back from vacation. Clean and folded clothes just magically appear on my bed!
2. Same goes for clean sheets. Ahhh, clean sheets. Clean sheets on beds that I didn't have to strip or put back together again. Heaven.
Yes, seriously. That's my freshly made bed with York Peppermint Patties
jokingly sarcastically lovingly placed on the pillows by my mom.
3. They take daily bike rides with the boyz. And play catch. And basketball.
My mom is cooler than your mom.
4. They take the boyz to the library. And do an hour of "schoolwork"/reading each day. I have BEGGED Eldest all summer to puh-leeze tackle his THREE book projects. In just this week under my parents' supervision? He got two of them done.
5. When I get home from work, the boyz are fed, water bottles are filled, and everyone is all ready for football practice. Without any
screaming cajoling from me to find missing cleats, water bottles, mouthpieces, etc. This, right here, constitutes pure joy.
6. They are so cute waiting for us to get home every night from practice. Mom in the rocker with her iPad; Dad on the couch watching sports. Waiting for me so we can all watch Big Brother together. True story.
CONS TO HAVING BOTH MY PARENTS UNDER MY ROOF. ALL DAY, EVERY DAY:
1. More mouths to feed. Oh, ha ha ha ha! Good one, eh? Like I even have time to cook anyway with our crazy sports-filled summer! I think the last time I actually prepared a meal was before the trees were in bloom...so nevermind this first one.
2. No "frolicking" in the family room after the boyz go to bed. Oh wait...that never happens anyway.
Except for that one time...
3. Hubby's and my arguments with each other are more carefully worded, because we now have an audience. Come to think of it...this isn't actually a bad thing at all...
4. No more getting drunk and silly. Because who wants to get drunk and silly in front of their parents? Oops, nevermind. They actually like to drink with us and then we ALL get drunk and silly. So scratch that.
So yeah. There actually aren't any cons to having my parents stay with us this month.
I think we'll keep them.