We have dubbed 2010 the Year of The Groundhog Day.
Quite simply, well, we're living the movie.
You remember the movie's premise:
TV meteorologist Phil Connors, his producer Rita, and cameraman Larry from the fictional Pittsburgh television station WPBH-TV9 travel to Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania (which, in real life, as in the movie, holds a major celebration for Groundhog Day) to cover the annual festivities with Punxsutawney Phil.
After the celebration concludes, a blizzard develops that Connors had predicted would miss them, closing the roads and shutting down long-distance phone service, forcing the team to return to Punxsutawney. Connors awakens the next morning, however, to find it is again February 2, and his day unfolds in exactly the same way. He is aware of the repetition, but everyone else seems to be living February 2 exactly the same way and for the first time. This recursion repeats the following morning as well, over and over again. For Connors, Groundhog Day begins each morning at 6:00 A.M., with his waking up to the same song, Sonny & Cher's "I Got You Babe", on his alarm clock radio, but with his memories of the "previous" day intact, trapped in a seemingly endless "time loop" to repeat the same day in the same small town.
This is a great description of our life.
Up at 5-6 am every morning.
Hubby does his exact same thing as he gets ready for work.
Javi does the exact same thing as he gets ready for school.
I wake up Bean, breakfast, lunch packed, clothes changed and the same questions every day.
"Did you change your clothes? Where are your dirty clothes? Did you brush your teeth? Where are your shoes?"
Hubby goes off to work doing the same thing over and over.
Javi and Bean drive off to school for a day very much like the day before.
I grouse C-man out of bed.
We do school.
Drive C-man to his class.
Pick him up.
The doorbell rings. Every day at the exact same time. It's Bean. Who thinks it's very funny and fully knows his older brother has a key and is right behind him.
Family hanging out together.
Our rut is so deep, I think I saw sunshine last Tuesday.
We need a two month vacation here:
Where I promise, we would never do the same thing day, after day, after day.
We would go and have adventures every morning and eat somewhere new every night.
Do you live Groundhog Day?