After two weeks of multiple first days, book days, registration days and numerous early dismissals as well as a quick jaunt to North Carolina and back (in two days, mind you!) to pick up my camping girl,
SCHOOL IS FINALLY BACK IN SESSION!
days are my own, at least until I start another maternity leave in late
September. This time I will be substituting in middle school,
teaching science and math. I can hear you all wholeheartedly (and
skeptically) wishing me good luck. Before looking ahead to all the
school year brings, I'd like to take a moment to reflect on this summer.
mentioned before that I was totally obsessed with Pinterest and have
even managed to get a few others addicted as well. I must say, while I
did spend lots of time on the computer enjoying the website, I balanced
that with getting off my rear end and using many of the ideas I found.
Looking back, we had a great summer, in part, thanks to Pinterest.
I found this idea early in the summer and incorporated it almost immediately.
We made soap, lots of crafts, did science experiments, played board games and made a movie with the ipad.
We enjoyed our favorite frozen yogurt, ate Choco tacos and yummy fruit bars as well as cooked something from a kids' cookbook.
went to the Aquarium, French Quarter and bowling alley. We went to the
beach and visited my sister in Dallas. And who didn't watch tons of
Whew! That's a great summer! As you can see from the photo, we
didn't move all the sticks to the "Done" cup. Oh well, there are
weekends in the fall, Christmas and Easter break and then there's always
next summer. The thing is, it made us sit down as a family to talk and
and plan our summer and then it provided a tangible reminder of all fun
we had once the dog days hit and no one had much oomph or energy (that
would be me) and we all resorted to a little extra screen time of our
I am not the best mom in the world but I am surely not the worst and now I have the popsicle sticks to prove it! So there!
On to another school year...