> hey what's for dinner mom?: Oh wait, what? I have a blog? Oh yeah!!

8.19.2010

Oh wait, what? I have a blog? Oh yeah!!

Thanks for sticking by me these last few days, they have been hectic to say the least. Wonderfully hectic, crazy busy, all for a new school. The school kind of ate my life this summer. I worked on the hiring committee for a month or so. Then went on to helping a bit with summer camp and organized a fundraiser carnival too. I headed up the teachers snack committee for their 3 week training session, boy they had some good eats too! I worked registration last week and on the final blitz before open house. Today I volnuteered to escort kids in to school. Oh I also worked on purchasing the kitchen supplies while thrifting, I don't really consider that 'work' but I did it.

So that was my summer. Somewhere in there we had 32 consecutive days of rain and the slugs took the reins of my gardens. I'm ashamed of my neglect in the garden area but I just didn't have the energy to fight slugs. I gave most of what was left to my kids, who gallantly put up with a whole lot of running around and smelling food that wasn't for them.

first day of first grade!
The first day of school was a raging success "except for that girl who sat next me, ugggh" I had to suppress a snort at that one. Speaking of girls I was so impressed to see little girls dressed like little girls, just kids. And boys were just boys not thugs, tough guys and punks. Nary an inappropriate outfit to be seen. I saw many happy smiling faces today, kids, parents, teachers, volunteers. And really at the end of this journey that's totally worth one summer, right? In my heart I know it is but next summer the slugs are going down.
look at that beautiful classroom-this is the first grade class, see those tables? the parents made those!

Peace and Love,

6 comments :

  1. YES, completely worth your summer, more than worth it. That last picture tells it all. Congrats, Laura! And happy back to school to the darling kidlets! May it be a wonderful year for all of you. :)

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  2. Oh that's awesome. I hope they have a great school year.

    Did your kiddo get a haircut?

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  3. When you have kids, life gets like that- totally devoted to taking care of things differently than if you weren't invested in making it a great experience for your kids. Mine are both in college this year and so now we are thinking about a fall garden.

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