The summer buzz has grown out, the flip flops have flipped their last flop, we're down to the last 5 otter pops, new freckles are scattered across their noses and the novelty of swimming every day has worn off.
This year I am definately ready because besides multiplying and replenishing the earth (and a visit from my family), this summer has been lame-O. There are some things that I will miss, and here's the break down of the pros and cons of school starting...
The house is so quiet without the screaming, chasing and teasing that comes as a package deal with boys, but now nobody is here to entertain Maddox; the house stays cleaner, but now nobody is around to delegate the baseboards, dishwasher and all my dirty work to; Ryder naps better without the mass chaos, but now Kylie's not here to help feed him and change his diapers (diaper score: Kylie seven, Jason one); everyone is in bed by 8:00, but no more relaxed schedule; they finally have something besides the wii and Phineas and Ferb to stimulate their brains, but now we have to deal with the homework drama; I love getting back on a schedule, but now I become a freakazoid if they don't follow my schedule... So I guess I'll take the good with the bad and roll with it. It's just nice to finally have a chance to catch my breath, four kids all summer long has been quite a doozy.
Maddox packed his little back pack with his snuggles and 3 packages of mini oreos in hopes that he could go to school too. He was crushed.
Jason re-booked his flight so that he could be there to take the kids on their first day. Love that man.
Ryder and his chubby cheeks joined the festivities. (as a sidenote- he slept NINE hours straight last night. Of course it had to be the same night Maddox was up at 1am with a leg ache, and up for the day at 5:45, and Jason was out of town so I was on Maddox duty.)
Jayden, first grade with Mrs. Hsu