Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The Angels are Singing: it's Back to School Time!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!  I’ve been singing it all week!  We had a great summer and I enjoyed having the boys home – I loved sleeping in late, staying in pj’s until noon, and splashing at the pool. 

But it was time.

I have neither the physical nor the mental stamina to entertain and stimulate 3 children any longer.  God bless the homeschooling mom . . . I don’t know how you protect yourself from rocking-back-and-forth smooshy brain.  I couldn’t do it.  We love each other a little more if we spend approximately 7 hours apart per day.

For those of you lamenting, “where did the summer go?”  I’ll tell you:
One of Mommy's FAVORITEST things to do:
take all three kids to the tire place!
  • It went to the dentist
  • It went to countless movies and ate many a bucket of popcorn
  • It went to basketball camp
  • It went to Dinosaurland in White Post, VA
  • It got a new basketball hoop
  • It went to the pool
  • It saw a Washington Nationals game
  • It baked cookies
  • It saw a Baltimore Orioles game
  • It got new tires for the Swagger Wagon
  • It saw two Richmond Flying Squirrels games
  • It built forts out of blankets and pillows
  • It survived a storm that may or may not have been a tornado
  • It visited Uncle Chris and Aunt Kathy and our new baby cousin, Maya
  • It had eye surgery
  • It went to Vacation Bible School
  • It constructed Lego masterpieces
  • It went to the county fair
  • It paid a visit to Patient First
  • It went on bike rides
  • It saw the Demolition Derby and the Rodeo
  • It went to a National Symphony Orchestra concert at Wolf Trap
  • It went to baseball practice
  • It watched The Muppets and/or Cars EVERY day
  • It cleaned and purged closets
  • It went to Hershey Park
  • It had several sleepovers
  • It went to Granny and Papa’s
  • It's hard work sitting in the seat while
    Mommy pedals all over the 'hood.
  • It went to Sesame Place

 I'm tired.  You kids enjoy gettin’ your Learn on.  Mommy’s gonna take a nap.


  1. Wow, you guys did a lot! I enjoy summer with my boys, too, but yes, it's time to go back to school. Our summer was longer by about two weeks due to construction at the boys' school. Summer was about two weeks too long for us. ;)

    Your boys are so cute. And yes, it's thirsty work riding along with mama!

  2. I'm exhausted just reading your list, mama! Cheers to your back-to-schoolers! We have one (long) week to go.


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