Within 24 hours I'll be in a car, with three kids, a dog and a husband - heading out for our end of Summer-before school starts, vacation. It's been a while since I've gone on vacation. Like, years. Many, many years. I should be looking forward to it. The beach, the rest & relaxation. The unplugged… Continue reading The Vacation – Prequel
Last week was rough. I was pooped on by my dog, chased after a fox to save my chickens, had my poor little ear skin burned by a 410 degree curling iron, poked myself in the eye with a tweezers, and had an ongoing fight with a fly that just would not retreat. Throw in… Continue reading And how was your week?
School started today. And homework began for the parents. As I read the instructions from my girlie's 4th grade teacher, I smiled. Yes, this particular homework was welcomed. This homework was "In a Million Words or Less" tell me about your child. This teacher is a very smart woman. She wanted a chance to get… Continue reading My 4th Grade Project.
This day has finally arrived. I mean, I knew it was coming. Like, in my head, I knew it. I mean, it just made sense, right? It comes eventually, right? I just didn't believe it. I couldn't. The possibility of all three of my kids leaving the house for 6 whole hours...I just couldn't imagine.… Continue reading Why Back to School is Better than Christmas
So, tonight I have the house to myself. The kids are with my folks for a last-minute sleepover before summer ends and it's back to the routine of school. I should be going out with friends; friends that I haven't seen in forever, because, as we all know, life happens. I should be applying a… Continue reading Movie Night Interrupted
I have three kids. Three. All three have been with me all summer, all day long. Let that sink in, people. All...day...long. And when I say, all day long, I'm talking 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. That, my friends is a long day. A long day as it is, mind you, but add in three… Continue reading Things I Won’t Miss When School Starts
I waited 34 years to get married...and another 2 years before I had my first child. At 38 years old with my 2nd, and dare I say, 41 when I birthed my 3rd child, I finally decided that perhaps the baby producing years had reached its completion. Much like the airline stewardess as one exits… Continue reading Where Did My Babies Go?
Why do I try to help my kids with homework? Have I not yet learned my lesson? It always ends up turning into a crazy match of wills. My teen has a report due tomorrow. He said it was done. I should have just left it alone. “Can I see it?” I knew it was… Continue reading The Stand-Off
My oldest has a history project due on Monday. He needs to create a timeline of his own life, and pinpoint the top 5 milestones or memories that shaped who he is today. He’s 13 years old so I’m sure his timeline will include his first Green Day concert, or his first week-long camp out… Continue reading The History Project
So tonight, was my son’s open house for his 8th grade classes. As I walked through the door to what used to be my old high school, I was comforted by the “Welcome” that took place in the auditorium; the same auditorium where I’d played the part of Annie, in the musical production of Annie… Continue reading Open House at My Old High School