Monday, August 10, 2009

I'm not ready for middle school.

Yep, that's the way I feel about it. Erika began middle school today, right now she's in Language Arts isn't that really English with one of her closest friends, thank goodness. I don't get why they don't go to homeroom first, oh yeah, because its called connections or something ridiculous like that, and they go around lunchtime. This is why I'm not a teacher because things don't seem logical to me about the way they call things and do things. So I'll try to be nice and not roll my eyes so much.

She was very excited and nervous, very typical on your first day of a new school. Did I take the camera to the bus stop, no, because I had my coffee and I forgot, that's my excuse anyway.

Blake began 2nd grade and no, I didn't take the camera to that bus stop either. Again, the coffee, and I was carrying two reams of copy paper for him to take to his teacher. Amazing the things parents purchase for the school and the teachers. I don't mind purchasing items for the teachers, better than the under paid teachers purchasing these items themselves. Where do our tax dollars go, by the way? Not enough of our tax dollars are going to the school system, that's obvious!

But this is not a political blog, so I'm not going there. Not today anyway!

Back to Blake, he looked so sweet standing there waiting for the bus, rather quiet, but that's him. Watching everyone, taking everything in. He wasn't excited about school starting today. He has a very cool teacher so I'm sure the day will go well.

So, here I am, catching up on my dusty blog. I have loads to do today, but wanted to say hi to all and let you all know how much I've missed being here. I will be visiting my blog buddies to leave my very important comments that I am quite sure you've missed. I'll be tweeting, facebooking, stumbling, emailing, and everything business related to catch up on the last few months.

No, I will not be cleaning my house. Sorry, honey, I realize there is beach sand still underfoot and Collins' hair scurrying around the baseboards, but I will get to it. By end of the day. Or tomorrow. Must I? Really? But of course, I must, because there's no Rosie. Damnit.

Come on Apple or Microsoft, do something to endear yourself to women, for god's sake.


Missy said...

I noticed you hadn't been around much, welcome back. You are so right, teachers aren't paid enough and are not provided the supplies they need.
School doesn't start here until Sept. 7th. I almost can't wait... not for them to be gone all day, but to have my house back. It's looked like a disaster area for 2 months now!

Smart Mouth Broad said...

At least you didn't follow the bus in your car. I did that the first day of school. :-)

Gaston Studio said...

I had tears in my eyes reading this, as my granddaughter and grandson are growing up. Damn!

They're at such perfect ages now, in my opinion, and so much fun to be around. In a couple of years Erika will become a pouty, misunderstood teenager and Blake will be... whatever 9 years old boys become.

Your Mom

Mommys Online Garage Sale said...

So lucky to be in Ga. My kids don't go back till 9/8...ugh!

I too can't wait to get caught up on things that are important to ME :O)

Stopping by from TiwtterMoms.

Teena in Toronto said...

Happy blogoversary!

Hit 40 said...

I hope you did not clean!! It just gets dirty again.