I feel like Im missing out on something by not going back to school shopping!!
It goes soo fast! It seems not so long ago that I would send all 4 of mine off for a first day of school. new backpacks, carefully packed full with new trapperkeepers, notebooks and nice new sharp pencils! and of course an array of fancy erasers and crayons or markers and depending on the grade, highlighters! Each with with new sneaks, new clothes... each one squeaky clean, almost every hair on their heads perfectly in place; some spiked and some in pigtails. lunches carefully packed and marked for each child accordingly.. (they didnt all like the same things.. of course!) and there we would be on the first day.. everyone ready to get on the bus when the bus pulled up out front. Ha! that was the first day.. it seemed that every day the rest of the year it was more like me yelling.. "hey.. hurry up youre going to miss the bus! I'm not driving you.. you better hurry... What? Robert! your not even out of bed yet?? omg... lets gooo!!" LOL!!
and now.. they dont live with me any more. and I dont have to do any of this.. we moved on from first days of school.. to final days of senior years, then graduations, colleges, and then weddings and grandbabies... wow! where has the time gone!? and Now I find myself thinking that I wish I could stay home and keep my grandbabies with me so they didnt have to go to sitters.. and so I could take them to school and pick them up after school and have fresh made cookies and milk waiting for them. Would that all be sweet?
but I have to go to work and deal with boys who end up in foster care, often because they refuse to go to school from their own homes...
Life is so funny isnt it?
When I was a kid, evn as a little girl, I didnt like going to school.. and then as a teenager.. I did not go to school. my parents split up and I didnt care about anything after that.. and I got into lots of things I shouldnt have, to say the least! I started ninth grade in one school, basically skipped the whole year and failed. went to ninth grade a second time at an alternative school called school with out walls. somehow, I managed to pass that year.. though honestly.. I did very much of nothing! then at the same school for 10th grade, but only for a couple months, because as soon as I was 16, I dropped out!
amazing.. that for some reason I signed up for, showed up for and passed a GED test... and thankfully I did that because years later as an adult with small children I went to college for 4 and a half years to get a social work degree and graduated summa cum laude. And guess what? I LOVED school!
well, I dont know where all this came from this morning... maybe because its crisp and cool out this morning and it reminded me of my kids having first days of school... and the rest just progressed from there... eiy yie yie!! I got off on a roll...
Now, I have abou 20 minutes to get ready for work... YIKES!!
Im on call for CPS this weekend.. hoping that its not too busy.. I have other things I want to do too!
No pictures today girls!