Back to School 2015

It’s a pretty good indicator of how my week is going that my youngest started her first day of 7th grade yesterday, and we were shopping for a backpack the night before at 8pm.  It’s also pretty telling that I started to write this blog post about how all three of my kids were off at school, and I forgot that only two had already left with my husband, and I still had to drive the youngest to her school, a fact that she reminded me of as I sat marveling at my solitude.

Here they are: my oldest is a junior, my son is a sophomore and my youngest is now in 7th grade.


Because I’m apparently senile, I’ve spent the last 15 minutes making Siri set all kinds of reminders and alarms for drop offs so I don’t forget one of them somewhere.

Summertime, and the living is easy (for kids)

I had a three day weekend, and boy howdy, was it appreciated. Things have been a little ragged lately – my calendar looks like an enthusiastic graffiti artist had a good time with it.  Summer school started for my one kid, the other two have been doing minimal chores and staying in their pajamas all day and my husband has been out of town on the first of several week-long business trips.  I’ve got several of my own trips planned for business, and I honestly don’t know how I’m going to get everything done.

But! I am determined to do fun things as a family this summer, and so we saw Jurassic World.  It was great.  Then we came home and watched this silliness:

Really, the raptors on motorcycles would have been sa-weeeeet, and we missed Dr. Ian Malcolm but other than that, we enjoyed the heck out of it.

Anyway, Saturday we did some stuff, I don’t even remember what, but had a nice day. And then Sunday, we headed to the beach. In typical Sonoma County coast fashion, it was overcast and cool, but we had a blast anyway. I took a bunch of photos with my Big Girl Camera, and did a Periscope broadcast from the beach, until my kids started talking about farts and other rude things and I decided MAYBE that’s not what I should be broadcasting to the world. Or, like, the seven people who were watching when that started up. Sorry about my rude kids, random internet strangers!

Coming home, I had a bit of a Sunrise, Sunset moment looking at the photos – we’ve taken so many pictures at the beach over the years. They just keep getting bigger, but they act the same.Sunrise Sunset

Anyway, we had a great time playing in the sand and no one barfed in the car on the windy roads home. Victory!