Back to school is finally here. School starts August 20 and we did the obligatory Target run this weekend for school supplies, totaling more than $100 once you add up the must-have new backpack. But it’s done and all is packed and ready for meet the teacher day.
I can’t believe this pic of my boys was taken the last week of school – which seems like it was just yesterday.
But I think it’s time to head back. I’m starting to get that “I’m bored” tone, and we all tend to work better with a routine.
Our successes this summer?
So far, we’ve managed to read half of one book, which I guess is better than nothing. But I feel like a crappy mom because I didn’t push it more. Walker is a great reader, but could care less about Harry Potter, which breaks my heart a little bit because seriously, WHO DOESN’T LOVE HARRY POTTER?
Does this count as handwriting practice?
We’ve learned a lot about Minecraft and basketball, which I’m sure are really good skills to have for the future. Minecraft is all about survival and that basketball scholarship isn’t going to earn itself.
And swimming, lots of swimming, which come on, could save your life if you’re drowning, so I’d say extra practice is always a good thing.
We’ve seen 5 movies, learned proper movie etiquette when asking someone in front of you to turn their cell phone off (hint, remember you’re with children) and how to properly work the new self-buttering machine and the auto-ticket dispenser at the theater. Bonus, we’ve also earned lots of AMC Stubs rewards, so it’s like I’m making money.
We took our first hike to the Eno River, Walker learned how to swing on a rope and we then learned how to remove ticks from our private parts. We also learned that the very scary, rocky and winding path we took to the swimming hole was the wrong way to get there. Next time, we’ll know better.
We learned that watching video’s on mom’s iphone while driving back and forth to the beach incurs A LOT of data overage charges and that sometimes we may just be ok to look out the window and take in the world.
We also met Walker’s new baby cousin Mary Charles, and he learned that sometimes, girls can be pretty cool.
All in all, it was a successful summer. We learned about life by just living it, taking it a day or week at a time. Sleeping in a little later and working a little more from home. And just being together.