Girls Write Out
Tuesday, August 15, 2006

It's that time of year again. I'm cleaning out last years clothes (ie passing them down from one son to the next), buying them new jeans (that look old), and trying to find all the items on the school supply list. (Can someone please tell my why I can never find everything at one store?)

The bookbags are ready to be stuffed with name-labled markers, pens, and boxes of tissues, the school menu adorns the refrigerator, and the kids are semi-eager to go back to school. But this is the first year I've been less than eager to send them back. It's been kinda fun having them home this summer. I've only heard the "I'm bored . . ." whine a dozen or so times, and besides, I can smell the homework coming.

The forms to fill out, the lunch money, the frantic We-have-to-leave-NOW! yelled out as I usher three kids out the door, counting heads, b00kbags, sack lunches.

"Did you get your math homework?"
"Take off those sandals, you have gym!"
"Mom, I need my field trip permission slip TODAY!"
"Is that the shower I hear? Who's still in the shower???"

Ah, yes, I can wait for that. One more week of summer before the madness starts. Until then, I'm not signing a thing.
Denise Hunter  
posted at 8:19 AM  
  Comments (8)
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At 8:51 AM, Blogger eileen said...

LOL...been there and mine are successful adults. This too shall pass, all too quickly. (And kudos from a retired teacher: a mom who asks if they did their homework is a rare breed today!) Enjoy your last few days of summer.

At 9:30 AM, Blogger Sabrina L. Fox said...

I can so relate! Mine started the 9th. Can you believe that??? I didn't want to send him. He cried today and asked if he could go back to Kindergarten so he could sleep in. LOL. Poor kid.

At 11:02 AM, Blogger Robin Caroll said...

Not me...I'm READY for them to go back! LOL Then it'll be nice and quiet around here....well, as quiet as it can be with a 4 yr old still here.

At 2:05 PM, Blogger Denise Hunter said...

The NINETH, Sabrina? that's crazy! Robin, I felt the same as you until last school year when I had three kids' homework and paperwork to deal with instead of two. I do enjoy the quiet, though.

At 5:30 PM, Blogger Ane Mulligan said...

I laughed, remembering the years my best friend-nextdoor-neighbor and I went out to luch and celebrated freedom the day school started! LOL

Now? I get nostalgic for those days. Treasure them all ... they fly by so fast. My baby is 29 now. Sigh.

At 12:25 AM, Blogger GeorgianaD said...

"Who's still in the shower" LOL! That's so like my house. My daughter starts high school tomorrow after having been home schooled for 2 years. Yikes! At least you'll get more done during the day, right?

At 7:12 PM, Blogger R.G. said...

I'll definitely enjoy the quiet time for working... but I have to say, I'm sad for summer to end! We've had the BEST time, and it was due to having very few scheduled activities, and LOTS of spur-of-the-moment outings. We went on hikes and Target shopping trips and ice-cream-runs and saw movies... and MANY trips to the park. Most of the time I had three or four little girls (and a dog) with me, even though only two are actually mine. What a fun time! I'm not looking forward to getting everyone to bed early, getting everyone up early, and supervising the homework hassles. Ah, well, there's always next summer to look forward to!

At 7:34 PM, Blogger Robin Caroll said...

Hey have 3 boys, I have 3 ever swap for a spell, give me a holler! LOL


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