Summer Fun 2018

We are going back to the fun of a daily walk through the awesomeness of mom. I’m the kind of mom that is two steps forward, 1, 245 steps back. It’s fun to see what I can accomplish and what I can mess up or my kids can destroy on a daily basis. Lord, I love them and all their brashness, their brattiness, their bravado; wouldn’t change it for the world. So it is a “good thing” #Martha Stewart, to chart the course of the cray-cray they call summer.

Let’s see how this summer pans out – follow along for The Good, The Bad and The Ugly…

today

DAY #1
First Monday off of school.
Awesome mom: Rocked the 5am gym workout with my crazy motivated mom friends.
Aw, Wha?? mom: Totally messed up daughter’s dentist appointment time. 10am vs. 12pm.

samson hungry

No one told me Sam, the Giant Dog is out of food. Why can they make sure to tell me that they are out of Cheez-Its, Concealer, Batteries, etc. But emptying the last of the dog food into his container does not trigger a conversation???

Want to play a game?

End of the school year. Again. This year, no touching memories. No tears.
Let’s just have a little fun this time around…before the craziness begins.

It’s the BACKPACK’S BACK AT HOME game!

Guess the contents of the kiddo’s backpack at year end!
What could he have brought home from school?
What never made it home or will NEVER make it BACK to the school!
(So sorry, school! We will try to be better…)
Could there be anything moldy, furry or still breathing in that pack!?

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What we found:
Assignment notebook last filled out on February 14, 2018.
School library book.  Single winter glove. TWO calculators.
Flyer for a school trip with a past deadline.
Invitation for a birthday party – in May – never saw it before.
Strange rope from who knows but important enough to have in a Ziploc bag.
Last count – over 25 Sharpies.
I am thinking this kid is a raccoon or one of those animals that hoard things…

Last year’s backpack game was even MORE fun.

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What we found:
Sweatshirt. Dirty pair of socks (impressive that both socks made it home in one backpack). Christmas elf hat AND a broken candy cane…easy to date those items… There was also another birthday party invitation – unattended, a volunteer request sheet (sorry, school, wish I could have helped!) and a handful of reading logs that were never completed.

Oh, and a major league autographed baseball.
deerball.jpgJust because you need those kind of things to succeed in school.

So another school year has passed. I will once again take the time to sort thru the old assignments, toss the broken pencils and dried out markers, and keep the unused folders and notebooks (some times too many of those) to use next year. And also clean out the lunchboxes.

One came home with things like this in the lunchbox I haven’t seen in MONTHS.
Body spray that isn’t his – unless someone gifted it to him in a moment of necessity. And TWO camp dvds…

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Guess that is better than anything moldy, furry or still breathing…

And for that very last time, I will take a few moments to savor the empty aisles of peace and tranqulity of a Target before summer begins.

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Happy Summer to you all!
Especially to our teachers. Thank you for making sure they all got home safe and sound.  I am sure those school hallways are pretty quiet right about now.
Enjoy your sunny days!