Schedules

Fact: I am not good at scheduling myself. It’s like a madhouse around here.  One week into school and we never know who is coming or going or where anyone is at.  It’s making me crazy–like on the verge of schizo. I really need to go buy a planner.  Write all my things down in it so I can just cross them off as I go.  A calendar so the kids can write all their crap down too. I think … Read more

School is in Session!

Ahhhhh!  I am so happy! The house is silent and I can THINK.  I can even pee without someone knocking on the door.  It’s A-maz-ing! Adios, young people! Some small part of me feels like a bad mom, but the larger, more substantial part of me feels justified in being elated.  I mean, seriously, did you know that you can walk from the bathroom to your bedroom naked?  I forgot that long ago….but I remember now.  Did you know you can … Read more

One Week Til School Starts

It’s the FINAL COUNTDOWN!!!! Duh…duh…duh! Oh, sorry.  I got a little carried away. *blush* As we are every year, I feel woefully unprepared.  Not for them to go, I’m more than ready for them to go.  I mean that we are always doing the last minute “I forgot this” and “I forgot that” every single year.  My older two are never fully forthcoming with what they need, and at the last minute they seem to remember it all.  (And sometimes … Read more

Happy August!

I have a secret. I love this time of the year.  By the end of summer vacation, I am MORE than ready to send the kids back to school–especially the big ones with their attitudes.  Please tell me that I am not the only mom who feels this way!  I understand it’s not PC to say, or even think, that you want a break from your kids, but I did.  And I am definitely ready for days full of silence, … Read more