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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Reasons for Why I Need School to Start Immediately

It goes without saying, though I have to say it or I'll feel guilty, I love my kids. There is a certain amount of joy in the freedom that comes with summer. Though the ideal is far from my reality. There used to be a time when summer meant lazy days or days spent by the pool. This summer, we have been to the pool maybe 5 times, not including our vacation. Here are the reasons I need school to start:

1. I am tired of shelling out money all day long. Though they find ways to earn it, I feel like this was the summer, I bled money.

2. I am tired of the kitchen being open all day long. I am shocked by the amount of food that five teenage boys can eat in a two hour period of time.

3. I am tired of my days starting at 7:00am with Gia and then just when she is getting ready to go down for a nap at 11:00, the other three get out of bed ready for their day to start.

4. I am ready for the mornings to start with showers, breakfast and treatments instead of TV, TV, "Can I call someone?"

5. I'm tired of hearing, "Whoops! I forgot to eat breakfast" or "Whoops! I forgot to eat lunch."

6. I can't wait for Gia's nap to mean the house will be silent for about 2 hours.

7. I am tired of saying, "Ssh! Gia is sleeping."

8. I can't wait for the kids' social lives to take a backseat to school, football and cheerleading.

9. It will be nice not to communicate with Nico by texts every hour asking him, "Where are you now? What are you doing?"

10. The house can close up by 9:00pm.

11. Children will all be in bed by 10:00.

12. No more fighting all day long.

13. Summer has sucked the brains right out of my kids. Quick example: The twins were begging to go outside. I told them after lunch they could. They wanted to ride bikes. They were out a half hour when Tommy and Belle went rushing into the bathroom. I was trying to put Gia down for a nap. I went to see what happened and Tommy got hurt riding his bike down a big hill. He kept saying, "I'm fine, Mom. I'm fine." He washed his knee, hand and arm, put a band-aid on the scrapes and off they went. Ten minutes later, Belle runs into the house holding her hand. I ask what is wrong and she says, "I'm sorry. I hurt myself really bad. I went down the hill Tommy did and fell. I'm sorry. You are going to be mad." She was very right. What part of their little brains thought it was a good idea to go down the hill that Tommy just fell down? Was she as calm as Tommy was when he fell? No she was not? Did the hysterics keep going all the way until we left for cheerleading? Yes, they did. This is why my children don't go outside. Bad things happen. They fall in window wells, hit the metal part of trampolines and then go down hills where kids have already fallen down. I need them to go back to school so I have proof that they are indeed smart.

14. I am SO tired of hearing these questions: "Can I have someone over?" "I'm bored." "Can we go to Dairy Queen?" "Can I go to Target with you ?" "Can we have a sleepover?"

15. The biggest reason I can't wait for school to start is: NO MORE SLEEPOVERS!!!!!!!


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