Tuesday, July 29, 2008

It's coming

The end of summer is nearly here. Not summer the season, but summer as in no school, sleeping till 9, staying up till 2, spending a lot of time in our pajamas and doing a whole lot of nothing.

The kids start school three weeks from tomorrow. YIKES! I start school the day after that. Double yikes!

Actually, I'm getting very excited. The initial freak-out is over and I'm really looking forward to it. Cousin Courtney says this stint in Kindergarten will do one of two things: make me immediately enroll in school to become a teacher or will make me never want to step foot in a classroom again. I'm hoping for a happy medium. I have no desire to go to school, but I want to continue subbing. We'll see. She also warned me that the first few weeks of school, she usually goes to bed at 4pm because it's just that exhausting. I'm not sure how Paul is going to feel about it, but hey, I'm considering going to bed that early just because I've already told him it's a possibility and why miss out on an opportunity? Ya know?

Right now there are two extra kids in my house and possibly one more will be here before the night's over. KD and Sam each have a friend here and Ab's waiting for her cousin to call her back. I've been promising them all summer we'd have a big sleepover and woops, now it's three weeks till school starts and well, we're trying to cram in as much fun as we can before it's all over. We're trying to also throw in some camping in Kansas where they have a real live sand beach which thrills my kids to no end. It's a neat campground and we haven't been in a long time. Of course, my aversion to water keeps us from taking too many water excursions.

I was also hoping for one more trip to Branson before school starts, but I just don't think that's going to happen. This weekend is my MOM'S GETAWAY WEEKEND with Lori (posts, podcasts and merriment!) and the next weekend is when we're hoping to camp and boom, school's here. I keep telling myself it's too hot for Silver Dollar City anyway.

Tomorrow is my little sister Tater's birthday. Even though she doesn't update her blog as much as the entire universe would like her to, please visit it anyway and leave a comment on her most recent post (which occured sometime around the fall of the Soviet Union) and wish her a HAPPY 32ND BIRTHDAY, will ya?

5 comments:

Sam said...

I left a comment for Tater!

Shannon said...

I am not ready for summer to be over. The heat maybe, but not the staying up late and sleeping in. I really enjoy sleeping. :)
As far as I know I will be at Nichols with you!! YaY! I will be in the special needs room again this year (since I missed my test by 6 measly points). So we will get to see eachother, although I will probably be on the other side of the school most of the time. Probably see ya in the break room.
You will have fun! And ya, I agree with Courtney you will probably be going to sleep earlier especially that first week.

Nadine Hightower said...

Headed to SDC tomorrow and I'll let you know about the heat!!

Melissa~ said...

So funny! I love your pink trailer in the header!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! :)

♥ Melissa~
Pink Paper Peppermints

~ Straight Shooter ~ said...

Ugh. Double ugh.
I don wanna git up early.
I don wan summer vacation to be over either.
I am, however, looking so forward to reading about your entertaining experiences in Kindergarten!