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School starts next week

August 29, 2012

I know I’m not alone when I say, thank god school starts next week. These kids need to be back in school.

Not that I don’t adore the little lovemuffins, or that I don’t enjoy spending time with them, or that I enjoy hearing them whine about homework. It’s been great, and we’ve watched quite a few good movies in the past few days (for some reason they didn’t enjoy “12 Angry Men” or “Contact” as much as they should have, though).

Don’t get me wrong, I am happy for them to have summer vacation. I just wish we could all take a pill about a week before school actually starts that puts us in a coma for exactly one week. Is that too much to ask?

It wouldn’t help to make summer one week shorter, either. That would just move up the insanity one week sooner. No good. We need that pill.

I’m not employed right now, and I’m trying to find time to write and to plan my future. But it’s kind of hard to do that when my three sons are actively coming up with ways to simultaneously talk louder than anyone knew was humanly possible and to fight ferociously about such things like who gets to play with the cardboard boxes from the last Fresh Direct delivery.

I’m not gonna lie, I’ll be glad when they’re gone. I’m counting the hours. T minus 166.

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  1. Tara
    August 29, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    Everyone keeps telling me that kids get easier when they reach such-and-such an age. But at the moment, we have daycare every weekday of the year, except for about 12 holidays, and Benjamin is usually pretty happy to go there. There’s so much more organization when they’re older!


  2. Leila Schneps
    August 29, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    Ha. At least your kids really are going back to school! I’m in the blessed situation that one of the twins got accepted into the artsy middle school following their special artsy elementary school, but unexpectedly,
    the other one got waitlisted, which means he won’t be going there unless someone in the 6th grade class drops out in the first week or so.

    So, should I find another school for him? Given where we live, the next door school is dominated by hulking teenage druggies and racketteers. Given that he’s only 10 and undersized, forget that.

    Private school? Application deadlines were over ages ago, and anyway it would be difficult to try to shoehorn him in anywhere, given that we’re supposed to be spending January to April in England this year. Try explaining to some fancy-shmancy private school that you want your kid to get emergency last-minute acceptance just so you can go take four months off in the middle of the year.

    So unless the drop-out miracle happens, we’re looking at home-schooling for the next four months.

    Going to be interesting…not.


    • August 31, 2012 at 3:26 pm

      I think about you about once an hour and wince. I simply *cannot imagine* where you are right now, sanity-wise. Call me before you take the pills. Seriously.

      Love you,


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