- Are y’all ready for the eclipse August 21? We should have a pretty great view. Don’t look directly at it, though. It’ll burn your eyes. The NASA website has a video tutorial on making your own, safe eclipse viewer. I hear you can get free glasses at the libraries. I wish they’d just cancel school for the day and give us an eclipse holiday.
- Columbia County will extend their day by 45 minutes. The reason they give is silly. The announcement states that they don’t want the buses having to transport students in the dark.
- Richmond County has made it an early release day. They also don’t want kids on the roads in the dark.
- Don’t school buses operate early enough in the morning that it’s sometimes dark? What about after school functions? Don’t those happen at night sometimes? I’m not saying a big deal shouldn’t be made of the eclipse. It’s a big deal. But to say that students shouldn’t be traveling in the dark? Weird.
- I’ve recently discovered Kroger Clicklist. You order your groceries online, and someone brings them to your car. As much as I have always enjoyed grocery shopping for the most part, this would’ve been quite handy when my kids were toddlers. Interestingly enough, they’re just as difficult to take to the store these days.
- Does anyone else have a kid who constantly asks to buy things at the store? Like, no matter the store, “Can I get this?” is inevitable. She wants everything. She has her own money, but she wants me to buy this and that. I say no and no. And no. And no again. And again.
- Does anyone else have a kid who has made thirty-five million batches of slime this summer? Now is the time to invest in the Elmer’s corporation.
- Does anyone else have a kid who procrastinated all of his summer school work? Procrastination is an art, for sure. I’m guilty myself. However, when reminded thirty-five million times, he didn’t seem to feel any pressure to get it done. Now he spends his last week of summer slaving over this school work.
- Summer school work, in theory, is probably a good idea, but it’s somewhat torturous as well. The Girl actually likes doing it, because she has a neat little packet of handouts to complete. The Boy isn’t on the same page. He’s actually not on any page at the moment, because he still has an entire book to read within the next week. It’s doable. It’s just not preferable.
- Both of my kids will be in the same building, beginning this year and continuing for the next five years. I’m pretty excited about it. Not only that, but they’ll both be at Davidson Fine Arts, which is a pretty darn great place for them to be.
- If your kids’ weeknight schedules are busy, or your spouse works late, how do you do family dinners? I have friends who start dinner at 5 p.m., just to be able to eat together. Unfortunately, that doesn’t work for us. My kids aren’t over committed. They are involved in fewer activities than their peers. However, family dinners are a rarity. I wish they weren’t.
- Some kids in Atlanta went back to school in July.
- I’m looking forward to the routine.
- I’m dreading homework.
- Best of luck and blessings to all the teachers caring for our kids this year. Cheers to each and every one of you!
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