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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Where are those lazy, hazy days of summer?

The kids hopped out of bed at 6:40 as soon as I called them.  They were very excited for school to start.

I made them a tasty breakfast of cinnamon bun waffles.  I found the recipe on Pinterest.  And by recipe, I mean the following directions: Place Pillsbury cinnamon bun on waffle iron and close.  They turned out so cute and they heated right up and the kids thought they were delicious.  And I felt like Mom of the Year! But I didn't take a picture because, hello!  6:40 AM!

Here are our annual first day of school shots: 

Poor Peter is crammed into last years shorts.  I goofed up and ordered size 12s which I thought were a size up from last year.  And they were, sort of.  Last year's shorts are 10 slims so a size up, I guess, would be 10 regulars not 12 regulars. So the new shorts I got him were literally falling off of him - even though we tightened them with the elastic/button waist cincher in the shorts AND used a belt. Our only alternative was to wear last year's shorts.  He said he was fine with them but I'm sure he was uncomfortable. 

Oh and guess what?  I ordered the shorts this morning but they are backordered at Lands' End and won't ship out until 9/4.  So it looks like he will be squeezed into these for a couple of weeks more.  I checked several stores at the mall and guess what?  No one is selling shorts in August.  But if you want a fur lined parka, I can tell you just where to get one!

Dan typically does drop-off in the mornings but he is out of town this week so I got to drop the kids off.  And I figured, well since I'm in town, I might as well mosey on over to Target.  I spent a glorious hour and a half wandering aimlessly around Target pushing my shopping cart and humming to myself and buying things that I knew I could get cheaper at Wal-Mart and I didn't once have to say, "NO! We are not getting a toy, book, video game, movie!).

It was lovely. 

And then I left Target and thought to myself, "I think I miss the kids!" 

And then I headed to Kohl's and didn't give the kids another thought until it was time to pick them up!

All in all it was a great first day of school. 

Except that they both have homework. Oh, summer. How I miss the already!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I always thought year-round school was the stupidest invention ever. Until I had a second grader home for the summer! I don't know who thought up year round school, but they were a genius!! Shorty is so much happier when he has somewhere to go and something to do.