It's amazing, though, how not stressed I am about it. I remember when I started this job TEN YEARS AGO, Welcome Week was THE major stressor in my life. I think I am in that sweet spot where the kids are big enough to make most things easier. But it's not THAT sweet. There's still childcare, etc.
Also, everyone has been fighting like WILD DOGS since we got home from Hilton Head, so it will be a nice reprieve for a few days. Also also, the academic calendar has changed, and I am meeting two days this week and 2 days next week instead of the whole week in a row, giving me three days before Labor Day weekend to make sure all the kids' stuff is ready. Then we all start classes the week of 9/3. TOTALLY DOABLE.
The pool closes on 9/2, and any time between now and then that I am not doing precisely this is a WASTE OF TIME.
|I should turn Dorothy's bedroom windows into this exhibit.|
|OMG I loved his clay face|
|Cooper for sure needs one of these|
|Tiny Frank Lloyd Wright|
|She was very serious about her dirty cloth pies|
|Garden! On the roof!|
|Always with that pose.|
|In zoo news, Harry is almost a gibbon.|
|For the first time ever, Dorothy is brave enough to ride an animal, not just the zoo bench. But she still won't go on an up and down animal. Baby steps.|
How can summer be almost gone? I feel like we are just getting started.