Wednesday, August 11, 2010


Welp, we're winding down the last few days of summer before school starts back up again. It's sort of a bittersweet time. On the one hand, it's nice to have the break from schedules and homework, but on the other hand, some structure is a good thing.

I can tell that each of the kids is ready to start a fresh school year, since we did our bit of back-to-school shopping last week. Wolfgang got himself all registered on Monday, Chaco on Tuesday. In fact, Chaco had to be there at the earliest of early - oh the curse of being an A-L junior. Meego meets his teacher tomorrow afternoon and gets ice cream for the effort.

So things are moving along and next week will bring on the eerie quietness that are those first few days of school. It's all good, though, because my work schedule is picking up at the same time, so I need the quietude, but I must say that it's been nice having the brood around all summer.

Chaco especially.

He's just been so helpful and responsible lately. It's a bit weird, but I'm not one to look a gift horse in the mouth, but rather just ride that horse into the ground! I came across something recently, though, that I think explains the phenomenon:

Is there a Camelot where children clean their rooms without being threatened... clear the table without demanding a check... and look upon their homework as a privilege? There is indeed. Age 16. Each day you will be bottle-fed with the milk of human kindness from this wonderful child who will smother you with love and concern. Why?
The kid wants to drive your car!

-----Erma Bombeck



Anita said...


Oh, that was good!

I loved Erma Bombeck.

So I have to wait until darling daugter is 16, huh?

Judy said...

Erma Bombeck is AWESOME.

Travis has been awfully nice lately - I think he's trying to avoid his final year of piano lessons, though, muahahahaha.

brandy101 said...

wondering how that under-the-sea mural was coming along?

terri said...

The start of the school year is always such a bittersweet time. I love having the kids around in summer, but it doesn't take long for the new normal to take hold again when school starts up. I'm just always a little reluctant to move from one to the other.

p.s. I got gypped on that "will work for driving privileges" thing. My newest driver is definitely NOT displaying any extra helpfulness.