It’s September 6th and our kids still have not started school and it’s just getting downright embarrassing. Everywhere we go I hear, “your kids haven’t started school yet? When will they get out, in June?” Just for fun today I told a lady they wouldn’t be getting out until after the fourth of July. I know, it was kind of mean, but I couldn’t help myself.
We all know that around here it’s only natural that kids go back to school 1-2 days after labor day. Anything more and you’re left with them fighting over who has more moles and inventing a game called torture which involves rope, handcuffs and a large ice pack.
So it’s time already. The supplies have been bought…all 120 pencils and 29 glue sticks. The kids are ready. I’m ready. I need more of a reason to get up in the morning than breaking up fights over moles. School is good for all of us. Routines help us stay out of trouble. And as my dear sister-in-law pointed out on a recent visit, I come up with a system and I like to stick to it. I didn’t realize that I say “I have a system, don’t mess it up,” on almost a daily basis. I’m not proud.
Only three more days. I’m hoping to enjoy it, enjoy our unusually warm weather and in the meantime prepare my first-day-of-school-system.