Monday, August 29, 2011

First Day of School !!

It was kind of a letdown and it's all because of a mis-communication between the transportation department and the bus company. I had all my ducks in a row with Transportation.  But apparently they didn't line things up with the bus depot.

I was all excited with camera at the ready to get the shots of the kids coming off the bus after their first day of school only to be extremely disappointed, surprised, shocked and worried when first Chloe did not emerge from the bus. And then later in the day Aedan did not get off either.

I was worried about Chloe freaking out at a Day Care center that she hadn't visited yet, with people she has never met.  She of course got through it like a champ. Cool, calm and collected not even frazzled. Me ? I was pissed, and upset because I missed my photo op and I can't let anything go.

I specifically called transportation 3 days ago to make sure everything was in line for today and they were set up the right way. Apparently I was speaking jibberish.

Tomorrow the kids will each have a note in bold print telling the driver where they need to get off the bus. I hope that works or we have may have other issues.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Potty Training Boot Camp

We have 2 weeks. Alexa starts back at Daycare / Pre School in 2 weeks. I found out today that she will have the regular pre-school teacher for the next 2 years until she goes to Kindergarten which will be PHENOMENAL because we LOVE Miss Maggie. She rocks. Problem is.. I'd prefer Alexa not go into Pre School still not potty trained. The stubborn mule has sat and has gone on the potty but still refuses to go all in and go on the potty full time and live diaper free.

Starting tomorrow she is in Mommy's Potty Boot Camp. Do or Die time kid. Well be doing lots of laundry I think.. and there may be a few puddles ... but I can't take this anymore.. I want to be diaper free.

Lord bless me and please keep my temper in check as I go into this battle of wills with the Master . May I survive and come out on the other side victorious.

Monday, August 22, 2011

It's sink or swim time

Not sure I can remember the stroke. We are at that time of year again where we start looking at bigger houses because we realize, once again, that we have outgrown our starter home. A starter home usually doesn't last 13 years and 3 kids.

We are bursting at the seams and it can't come at a worse time in the real estate market. This time we have found the perfect home. It's new construction, the perfect size, the perfect area.  We wouldn't have to pull out of the School district we love and Aedan could finish out the year in the school he is currently in if we happen to move in the middle of the year.

But.. yeah there is always a but. I'm nauseous just thinking about the $$. I worry that we will jump and then we will be struggling to pay our bills. And I'm worried we'll jump and our neighbors will hate us for moving. And I'm worried that we will start the process and then we won't sell our house which means we can't get the new house..

I suppose when all is said and done I'm scared of the unknown. I'm comfortable here simply because it's familiar and affordable and the kids have friends. Not because we all fit. I'm sick of rubbermaid bins everywhere.. and moving stuff to get to stuff. I want space. I want the kids to have a room of their own to play in so their stuff isn't taking over my living room. And I don't want arts and crafts and homework/school paperwork taking over my kitchen. I want to park my car in a garage and still have a place for the bikes and scooters and wagon etc. I want a laundry ROOM.. not a closet with my laundry scattered in the hallway constantly. I want to be able to host a family party without renting the community clubhouse. I want my own yard and be able to do with it what I want.

I want space. The new house would have space.

I think I just answered my own questions. Looks like it's go time.. I can only try . I'm not afraid of failing. It won't kill me. So step one is DIVE IN. I have my goggles at the ready...

Sunday, August 14, 2011

20 Years and Not Much Has Changed

I attended and informal 20 Year High school reunion last night that was organized through Facebook. I was excited to see a bunch of ladies that I literally haven't seen in person since graduation. I have missed all of the official reunions over the years.

I would like to start off by saying, I had a blast. I got to catch up with alot of girls that I chat with on FB and also with some friends I get to see a few times throughout the year. It was a nice night out without the man and midgets tagging along to say the least.

All the girls were just like I expected them to be. Of course that statement can be taken however you'd like to take it. The same girls I talked to in High School were the same girls I talked to last night.

What I don't get is this. If you are going to act like you are too good to be there then why bother showing up ?? I suppose it's simply to see how everyone turned out, but still..seems pointless to me.  Just gives everyone else the evidence we needed to keep our opinions of you the same and realize that some people really don't grow up after graduation.

Oh well.. there's always Thanksgiving..maybe the ones that really want to be there will come and everyone else will stay home..  ;)