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Thursday, August 10, 2006

Time for school, kiddos!

In three weeks, school will start again.

Although I try to focus on the positive, and I relish the time I spend with my family, I find myself content in the fact that my loving, beautiful, empowered, responsible and NOISY children will soon be elsewhere during the day.

My Thursday Thirteen this week explains why it’s so.


1. Evening is the best time to ski anyway.

2. My son keeps beating me at yahtzee.

3. We’ve already done nearly everything on our “summer stuff” list -- twice.

4. All my emails have 20 typos because I send them prematurely -- in-between, “She scratched me” and “Can we go to Dairy Queen?”

5. The phrase, “I’m bored,” will soon drive me to eat an entire gallon of mint chocolate chip ice cream.

6. The only well-“rounded” lunch we’ve had in the past weeks is circle-shaped frozen pizzas.

7. My book proposal is buried under a bushel of junkmail and threatens to leave me for another author.

8. Those grade-level enrichment books didn’t get finished (started?) this summer – so they can’t go to college yet.

9. I’ll enjoy them getting on the bus in the morning.

10. …and off in the afternoon.

11. The summer months have already given me enough blog fodder to last until May.

12. I shouted, “YES, sister!” when I read Crazy Hip Blog Mamas's interview with Chilihead. She described one of her greatest challenges as a mom:

“… not completely losing it when my kids are going into round eleventy million of petty arguments about who gets the grape spoon.”

13. I lost my earplugs.

See you for next week's Pass the Torch Tuesday! For more posts about back-to-school, visit the Work At Home Moms page.

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  • Counting down to school is not for another 26 days!!! I know all about "I'm bored" phrases!! *eye rolling*

    By Blogger Waya, At 9:36 PM  

  • School around here starts tomorrow. Some counties have already started. My grandchildren all start tomorrow in 2 different counties.

    My TT is up.

    By Blogger Barbara, At 11:45 PM  

  • Wow! It never ceases to amaze me how fast the summers fly by! Great TT list!

    By Blogger The Shrone, At 11:48 PM  

  • Yep, school is good that way. On the bus and off again. lol My T13 - Classic Books I've Never Read Edition is up at Bloggin' Outloud. Thanks!

    By Blogger Lyn, At 11:54 PM  

  • Your school starts late, our schools started today. Sounds like you are very relieved, what will you do with your time now? I am sure it will quickly be filled. Hope the school year goes well for them! My list is up!

    By Blogger EmilyRoseJewel, At 12:09 AM  

  • We have 5 days... dd is counting down!! I will have 3 weeks before I go back to work... I will enjoy some Me time!!

    Happy TT!!

    By Blogger Crayonsetc, At 12:10 AM  

  • We are down to 5 days until school starts. LOL! Mmmmmm...I'll have a gallon of Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream...If I only got paid a dollar for every I'm bored comment, I could pay for their College Tuition...
    Have a great Thursday!

    By Blogger Christine, At 12:24 AM  

  • Summer is already over for me. School started Monday, and I have a huge class already! I'm going to miss my nights of staying up til morning so I can blog! :( Great list!

    By Anonymous Kelli, At 12:25 AM  

  • Can't say I can relate but maybe one day =) I don't think the kids get as long a holiday in one go in Australia either.

    By Anonymous kristarella, At 12:56 AM  

  • I've got another month- LOL! :) Happy TT!

    By Blogger FrogLegs, At 1:15 AM  

  • LOL mine doesn't go to school yet, but I'm *sure* #5 will be me all the way!!

    By Anonymous e, At 1:52 AM  

  • seems like a really fun house. fun family. i hope you get to enjoy some solo time.

    my list is up!

    By Anonymous wrigley, At 2:36 AM  

  • Nice TT.

    Mines up to.

    By Anonymous CJ, At 2:41 AM  

  • Ya, that I'm bored thing is driving me a little batty too. We've done everything on our list and then some.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    By Blogger Mommy the Maid, At 2:47 AM  

  • When I read this, I feel sorry for the pain I gave my mother during my holidays :) And happiness for not having children yet myself...
    happy thursday!

    By Blogger Nathalie, At 3:10 AM  

  • When my kids tell me they're bored, I tell them to go find 10 (or so) things in their room that they want to give away. That usually cures them!

    By Anonymous KarenW, At 4:53 AM  

  • Funny! That's the same Thursday Thirteen I did too! Except mine is about the things I get to do once school starts again.

    By Blogger Virginia (Jenny), At 5:03 AM  

  • Sometimes it's nice when the children are away at school. It makes you appreciate them more when they come home.

    By Blogger Happy0303, At 5:21 AM  

  • Ha -- we are into the third day of school, and after one night of homework, I am ready for summer again, lol!

    My Thursday Thirteen is up!

    Happy Thursday!

    By Blogger Something's Missing, At 5:52 AM  

  • ROFL! Very funny list. I like your blog.

    By Blogger Alyx, At 5:59 AM  

  • Oh ... I'm bored. I just LOVE that one. We have another 20 some days until our schools start. But I am nervous ... my little man starts Kindergarten.

    By Blogger Knitting Maniac, At 6:55 AM  

  • so only 2 more weeks of better traffic. sigh.

    By Blogger Carmen, At 7:37 AM  

  • goodness knows that I am looking forward to less of the arguments as well

    the she did it, no she did it
    the I dont know who did it

    the backtalking the elder has picked up from her friends at daycamp has to go too LOL

    By Blogger Mama Kelly, At 7:45 AM  

  • I don't have kids. The kids over here start school in september.
    My TT about pets is up!

    By Blogger Tink, At 7:57 AM  

  • *gives you some new earplugs I have some extra ones here..haha
    I think this is a great list. I did not put my name in your linky list because I didn't play this week but I have a little bit of time to visit the ones that posted...
    Have a wonderful day!
    Thanks for Thirteening!

    By Blogger Raggedy, At 8:13 AM  

  • Its winter over here in Australia and bloody cold! Hope your enjoying ur summer. I love mint icecream! yum!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At 8:14 AM  

  • Awesome blog!!! Thanks for the visit :)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At 8:58 AM  

  • LOL! Sounds like the end of the summer alright! Happy TT!

    By Blogger Lindsey, At 9:57 AM  

  • Another great T 13!

    By Blogger Shannon, At 10:04 AM  

  • I'm glad school is starting too, because now people will need tutors. So, school=work for me! :)

    By Anonymous Jenny Ryan, At 10:05 AM  

  • I hear you!!! :)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At 11:31 AM  

  • My son has only told me he was bored twice. The first time, he found himself doing laundry. The second, he ended up washing floors. I think he's afraid to say it once more. LOL

    Happy TT!
    Mine are up.

    By Blogger Trish, At 11:51 AM  

  • LOL! I did a 13 like this, right after school got out! :) Can't wait until the 30th! :)

    My 13 is up! :)

    By Blogger Tracy, At 1:53 PM  

  • We love the first day of school here too! What a blessed event!

    By Blogger Blessed Assurances, At 3:25 PM  

  • I sympathize with every single one.
    Happy Thursday!

    By Blogger Debby, At 6:49 PM  

  • I felt the exact same way when my human pet went back to work (a.k.a. school) last week! I was so thankful that I too did a Thursday Thirteen on it. Believe me, dear: I feel your pain...or in this case, your anxiousness!

    Happy Thursday to you, and if you wish, feel free to check my list as well!

    By Blogger Zeus, At 8:40 PM  

  • I am excited about school starting soon too! :) Though my son (2) is soo going to miss grandma (who works for the schools) and "sister"

    By Blogger Jennifer Sprague, All Natural Mommies, At 8:55 PM  

  • T -9 and counting here... Great list. Of course, I'm a teacher and I've been back for two days, so that part's not so fun, but :) ah, no more she's touching me, quickly followed by, she won't play with me!

    By Blogger NOLADawn, At 11:06 PM  

  • My son is still in preschool and my niece is a toddler. I sure look forward to the days when they are in school. I am sure I will miss them - but gosh it will be a lot more quiet.

    By Blogger Janice (5 Minutes for Mom), At 11:20 PM  

  • We start in a few weeks and it will be so good for them. I come home from work exhuasted and they want to know what they are going to do.....

    But I am so not looking forward to homework!

    By Anonymous Nancy, At 7:46 AM  

  • Thank you for particapting in the Wahm Bloggers Network Question of the Week. How does back to school time make you feel?

    By Blogger Frugal Work at home mom, At 8:26 AM  

  • Thank you for particapting in the Wahm Bloggers Network Question of the Week. How does back to school time make you feel?

    Wahm reveal back to school thoughts

    By Blogger Frugal Work at home mom, At 8:27 AM  

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