First day of school after the holiday break

This morning I had a crying kid and a grumpy kid who both didn’t want to go back to school.

Holiday laziness is over! Welcome back to routine…

I said:

Name me one kid who wants to go to school today.

No one answered. Ha. 🙄

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Midway through: trekking along through September

It’s already Wednesday.

Or, it’s only Wednesday… 😛

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Back at school: lunch time, junk food and mom’s home-cooking

Every day they want to eat dinner. Right?

This means someone’s gotta cook. That would be me. Good thing I don’t mind cooking, most days…

The other day my mom was telling me she was out at lunchtime. She noticed long lineups at fast food joints located around some schools. She looked closer and it was all middle school and high school kids, waiting in line for a burger and fries, or some such junk.

She was astonished and so am I. I mean, I know kids buy food at these places, but every day at lunch?

My question is, at what point do kids have so much money they can afford a fast food lunch on a regular basis?

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All alone at home on the first day back to school

So I accompanied my 10yo to school this morning. First day of grade 6! Her previous days’ anxiety is gone and she chatted pleasantly during our walk.

By the time we got to the street light where we had to cross, a tram stopped. Out piled a bunch of kids my daughter knew.

We all crossed the street together and then it happened:

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Hot hot hot: on summer, labour day weekend and back to school lunches

It’s stupid hot today. I went to dump a large watering can of water on my cucumber plant and lost 10 pounds in sweat. 🙄

As if. 😶

I wish! 😝

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Almost back to school: parenting kids with anxiety

It has begun again: the back to school preparation is in full force.

Both kids have their supplies, provided by Grandma’s generous supplement, plus the boy has new, men sized shoes (yikes), and the girl a new lunch bag.

For the remaining two weeks of August however, they are happily leaving all thoughts of school out of their brains and continuing with their summer laziness relaxing and fun.

Sort of.

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Youth sports and scheduling

Well, it appears I’m still an amateur….it’s September, my kids’ activities schedule is out of control, and I go around thinking I’m On The Ball, On Top Of It, and In Control.

Sigh.

Tonight’s dinner table conversation went something like this:

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