Archive for September 2012

Kicking My Can

September 13, 2012

This whole school thing… it’s a whole lotta craziness. You’d think that the burden and stress would be on the kids, but I’m definitely feeling it. Endless piles of homework, fees for this and that, volunteering sign ups, reports and projects. UGH. Can I have my summer back?

Middle school has been an adjustment for Ian. While there are aspects that he really enjoys, this small dose of what the real world is like has definitely been a shock to him. I’m hoping that as the weeks pass, he’ll figure out what he’s supposed to do and what the teachers expect, and it’ll become his new normal.

The other kids seem to be settling into their classes pretty well. I’ve been shocked about how much homework Emma & Cooper have had. There have been nights when they’ve had 2-3 hours, and they are only in 4th grade! I’m already dreading the stupid Utah County reports that we have to work on this weekend. LAME!

While it’s been crazy, I am enjoying the few days a week that I get a full half of a day with some quiet. It’s amazing how much I can get done when the day isn’t broken up every two hours with kids coming home or other school responsibilities.

This morning as I was watering my garden, it was weird to be cold at 9 a.m. I can’t deny that my 2012 summer is on it’s way out. I’m not ready to say goodbye, but seasons are funny like that… they don’t really care what I want.

Guess we ALL have to get used to the changes around these parts.