Week 1 Round Up

  • School started.  And we made it through the first day without a phone call from the school nurse, a new milestone! Yippee!
  • I did, however, receive a call from C’s teacher after school; apparently he spent a portion of the afternoon in tears.  Sigh.
  • On the upside, after the first day he has managed to hold it together until we get to the car before he bursts into tears.  Again, progress.
  • A, on the other hand, has taken to full-day school like a champ, and her only complaint so far is that the teacher has not yet taught her to read.  In fact: “She hasn’t even TRIED, Mommy!”
  • I was indeed correct, C ADORES his young, hip teacher.  The one who did. his classwork. for him.  Because he was too busy chatting to get it done in a timely manner and she wanted to catch him up to the rest of the class.  I do believe that Mrs. Fun and Hip and I will need to have a chat about my son’s strengths and weaknesses sooner rather than later.  Because really?  What he needs to learn in second grade is to do. his. work. when asked to do so rather when it is convenient to him.
  • Today was our initiation in the the hell that is weekend sports, C had baseball from 11-1, A had soccer from 2-3 and then gymnastics from 5-6:30.  Thankfully, baseball was canceled due to the rain, so we were eased into things a bit.
  • I kept telling M that this was only the beginning, in the spring we will apparently be adding lacrosse and softball into the mix.  Who ARE these children?  Clearly not mine as my sporting activities were limited to those forced upon me by my respective schools.
  • I have been knitting, knitting, knitting, yet I can’t seem to finish a project.  As soon as I reach a point where I need to pay attention to a pattern, I find myself moving on to another project.  One of these days I need to buckle down and finish something before I forget where I am on all these unfinished projects and they languish in my bag forever.

Menu Week of September 12

Back to menu planning.  For real.  I pinky swear…

Saturday – Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Sunday – Baked Ziti

Monday – Roast Chicken

Tuesday – Kale, Sweet Potato, and White Bean Soup

Wednesday – Leftovers

Thursday – Homemade Pizza

Friday – Take out


  • We are back from Maine.
  • It was possibly the best. summer. ever.  Right up until the point that we left Maine.
  • I am fairly confident that we will be spending every moment possible in Maine next summer.  Because the hanging around NJ without: a) a beach a block away b) friends to play on said beach c) the ability to walk/bike to ice cream/pizza/lollipops/playground/tennis has gotten really old really quickly.
  • C finally got his class assignment for 2nd grade.  He is thrilled, I am less so.  Yet again, he got the young, fun teacher.  I love my son dearly, but he does not need the young, fun teacher.  He needs the mean one.  Plus, they placed him with his best friend.  Which means that he is going to spend yet another school year chatting away during class time instead of actually trying to learn something.
  • On the upside, he is convinced that school is the best. thing. ever.
  • A starts full-day kindergarten next week.  How can that be possible?
  • I’ll be back next week, maybe.