Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Back to Stupid School. Boo. *Hiss*

I'm particularly bitter about school starting up again this year. With the exception of one sweltering week, it has barely been warm. Then, we spent most of the summer inside various Home Improvement stores rather than lounging at the beach. The summer flew by and I just am not ready to send the kids off to school. I mentioned before, I suck at being the responsible school parent and it is not particularly a talent I want to try and improve. I would much rather we skip the whole school business altogether. So on the last day of summer, we crammed in as much fun as we could. We went on a long hike...
We swam in the pool. The kids had long baths while I prepared the annual "Back to School" Feast. We had the traditional meal of Pizza & Pancakes, something Mr. Boy decided when we ended up doing the midyear back to school feast earlier this year. We unveiled the year's theme which is, "Do your very best." AK has an insane 8AM start time for school, which means I spent from 7:00AM to 7:45 AM pleading and begging my children to "please, please, wake up and get dressed!" I have such good little sleepers, from the beginning of time they have always been waking up somewhere between 7:30-8:30AM, great for this non-morning person family, but bad for evil, stupid, school. Are they really supposed to go to Kindergarten when their backpack is bigger than they are? I might not be ready to have a Kindergartener, but she is ready to give it a try. She was happy to give me a quick wave goodbye. *sigh* How many more days left until summer?

2 comments:

Momma Ellen said...

I love your love of being with your family and just enjoying them. What a great theme: Do Your Very Best. It's right to the point. That 8 a.m. kindergarten has got to be a pain, for you and for AK; but, then, the whole kindergarten schedule is a pain and always has been, don't you think?

Cimblog (tm) said...

humph...school...