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« Who the hell needs a watch anyway? Oh wait, I do. | Main | Fashion Friday: Animal Print Backpacks and Converse "Chucks" for back-to-school »
Monday
Aug302010

We cut it close on the first day of school but at least we eat well

Here's what I did this morning all before 8:00 am:

1. made chocolate chip pancakes

2. made bacon

3. made an egg casserole (for the annual neighborhood brunch)

4. Packed lunches including snack

With all the cooking I barely had time to take the traditional snuggle-up-to-your-sister-and-smile-even-though-I-just-yelled-at-you-for-changing-your-shoes-for-the-third-time photo:

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But, they do look so cute don't they? Not matching but definitely twins at their best. And, they were excited.

So excited I could hardly get them to slow down enough for me to take this photo of the walk.

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Phew! We didn't miss the line-up outside and we even found a few of our friends in class.

I can't wait to hear how it all went. And the goal for tomorrow? Less cooking, more snuggling.

How was your first day of school?

Janine

For more on back-to-school see

Fashion Friday: bold print backpacks and Chucks

Wisdom from the bottom of a mimosa

Reader Comments (4)

My son's first day of high school was Friday and it went pretty good even tho he was a nervous wreck! I did far less cooking, just scrambled eggs is all he wanted. Today I only had to make toast and open a yogurt even, although it was MUCH harder getting him to get out of bed this morning!

We started school over a month agao...let me tell you about it. My son's first day of kindergarten consited of 2 episodes of Clifford, 1/2 of Elmo's World & a Winnie the Pooh video n bus safety. (Obviously, I'm okay with that last one.) We have a 1st grade teacher who shows Dinosaur Train everyday to her students. I have pitched a fit over TV for the past 2 years. I was told they are allowed to watch something if it educational. He got to watch Horton Hears a Who last week. I guess I missed the educational value of that.

This week he came home with a 8.3 AR library book, Ancient Medicine from Surgery to Sorcery. It talked about circumcision (explained what it is) and about "women in ancient time, just like modern times wanted to avoid unwanted pregnancy. They would insert crocodile dung or sour milk in their vaginas." YES, HE IS ONLY 5 YEARS OLD!!!!!

Last year my daughter watched Tom & Jerry on the Cartoon Network, fed live into the classroom, Jimmy Neutron in the library & movies all days of the week. Oh, yeah she also got cans of Coke or Dr Pepper to go with the movie if the whole class got 100% on the weekly spelling test. She watched Princess & the Frog so many times at school she learned the words. As parents, the teacher told us "to keep the students reading over the summer put the closed captioning on when they are watching TV." Yes, really.

Those $10,000 in property taxes we paid on our 1,500 square foot house in NY aren't looking so bad right now. Yes, northern schools are so much better & worth every penny in taxes paid to make them that way.

August 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJill Tz

Jill:
I am truly shocked at how much TV is going on in your school!!
Can you look into a different public school? Maybe a charter school or get scholarships to a private? Oy. Now I understand why many choose to home school! What a nightmare. Sorry you have to keep fighting it but keep fighting it!!

August 30, 2010 | Registered CommenterJanine Nickel

my babies are in school! tell E and E to do their homework and that Aunt Linda loves them!

:)

September 2, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterlinda

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