Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Nuggets

A few random thoughts:
  • Why is the start of the school year so exhausting? It's 7:00 and I'm ready for bed!

  • The 2nd morning went better than the 1st. I made lists and lists last night because I got sick of telling the kids the same thing over and over. Now, the items they need to do are written down so they can't claim they (1) didn't hear me or (2) forgot. Sadly, I had to include "pee and flush" on my son's list. That must be a boy thing.

  • Carson was a bit down when I picked him up because (according to him) no one would sit with him on the bus or play with him at the after school program. As soon as we got home, our neighbor showed up and they've been thick as thieves for the past 2 hours. Don't know where the "no one likes me" came from today. Must keep an eye on that.

  • Elise fell on the playground right before I picked her up from school. She managed to limp out to the car, couldn't set the table because her legs hurt too bad but was strong enough to LEAP off the back of the sofa once Dad walked in the house. The amazing power of Daddy!

  • Carson found TWO more dogs tonight and wanted to bring them home. I swear that boy is an animal magnet! Fortunately the dogs wondered off (hopefully home) as we're not taking in any more dogs!

  • Elise is so excited to have homework! (I know, she's odd, but we love her.)

  • The next few days are CRAZY busy for me at work getting ready for the start of the university semester. It means that the final gear will fall into place and we can officially consider the school year off and running. :) (Shhh...don't tell anyone, but I love this crazy busy time of year when the students come back.)

  • Here's how I found Carson just now...in our neighbor's horse pasture stretched out over the pond trying to catch fish. I'm praying they don't fall in...he's fallen in enough lakes, ponds and streams for his lifetime and I'm too tired to wash wet pond clothes.

2 comments:

Tammie said...

If only I had an answer to why the start of the year is the way it is. I have the same stuff going on here.

Becki party of 5 said...

Looks like you've summed everything up quite well!
I know the picture is a little scary, but I absolutely LOVE it!! So typical.....
Becki