Back to School

Yesterday the power went out in our area.  It was about 3:00 in the afternoon when the outage hit.    We prepared for an evening without power, getting all the candles and flashlights out.  And then just before darkness came, the power came back on. To be quite honest, I was actually a little disappointed.  I was looking forward to an evening of being “unplugged”.   Once the power turned on, the kids went back to doing homework, laptops were turned on and the usual hum of the household returned.
We have four bathrooms in this house and nine lazy kids.  Every single time I go into a bathroom, this is what I find:
What is the DEAL with this?  They all know how to change the toilet paper roll.  But they don’t do it.  They would rather just set up the new roll on top of the old one.
But I shouldn’t talk.  I remember doing the same exact thing when I was a kid. (shhhh…don’t tell my kids that!)So this week we went back to school, and what a crazy-busy week it’s been with all that goes along with that.  The kids were all excited to be starting a new school year.

I have two in high school

I can’t believe these two are so grown up already!
one in her last year of elementary school
one in his first year of middle school
and three are homeschooling in the elementary grades
These three are going to give me a run for my money this year.  When they are together, mischief usually breaks out if I’m not watching carefully.  If they are left in the room alone for just a minute or two, they start playing “grab-butt”  (which is what we call horsing around) and all school work and concentration comes to a halt.  They need a lot of “breaks” during their school hours.
And so do I.
I can already tell that I am going to need an extra set of patience this school year!

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  1. Anonymous says

    Hi! I read often but dint comment too much… I was just curious as to how many bedrooms your house has and how you decided on who shares with who? Feel free to answer in a comment or blog post:)

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