Thursday, May 20, 2004

Last Day of Vacation

Well, this is it, the last day of school for the kids, which means my vacation is over.  In fact it is over at noon, when they get out for the summer.  The house is already showing signs of abuse, backpacks and old assignments are laying around, don't know why the kids keep them in their lockers and desks all year and knowing that they'll never need them again... they bring them home!  Why?  Are there no trashcans in the school?  And judging by their collection of pencils, pens and crayons I will probably never have to invest in writing implements again.  I'm thinking theres enough to supply a school in Iraq for a year, that might be a nice charitable contribution. 

Another reason I dread summer is that I was really getting off easy not having to worry about lunch for the kids.  For $1.50 for the girls and $2.00 for the big boys they got a decent meal.  Theres no way I can feed them lunch on $7 a day and please them.  At school they get those chicken flavored cardboard nuggets and they say 'Yeah!', but when I serve them they wrinkle their noses and ask what ELSE is for lunch.  And where did they get the idea that every meal has to be followed by a dessert?  This summer if they want dessert they can have a spoonful of jelly!

I'm soooo sad right now.  There's only 3 1/2 hours left before mayhem and those last peaceful hours of freedom will be spent at work.  So this is really it.  Once I walk out the door its over. Alas, and woe is me!

5 comments:

theonlygrlhere said...

Gosh, school is out already?? School here doesn't get out till next month!! Man I would have loved for school to be out in may. There is like 2-3 more weeks here (I think). My daughter starts preschool in September. So I'm gonna get my first taste at dealing with school as a parent instead of a student.

linglestownrose said...

nice journal

dornbrau said...

And so it has begun.  The kids fussed that I made them come in the house at 8 because it was still light outside and they didn't have school in the morning.   They fussed because I wouldn't let them put a movie on at 9:30 even though it wasn't a school night, and they cried 'FOUL' when I insisted that they go to bed at 10:30.  Oh no, this is not going to happen all summer long!  Tomorrow night my husband can put them to bed, I'll be in the hot tub!

kristiejune34 said...

I kinda know how you feel......... My son is 17 and today was IT for him...... He and I (share) the 'puter......Ive relished my "alone time " with my "keyboarded friend".......but now I'll have to SHARE! ......

dornbrau said...

I finally got my new computer so the kids have my old one and we don't have to share anymore!