Monday, August 16, 2010

I'm so ready.

Don't let the sweet, innocent look fool you ... OK, yeah ... they're cute.

However ...

I am quite ecstatic about the thought of these girls heading back to school today. EC. STATIC.

Seriously, what's all this talk about how sad it's making everyone? Come on. Be real.

My girls have gotten to the most extreme point of boredom that watching grass grow would be quite illuminating. Except for the fact that the grass grows and then quickly chokes and dies. Do you know how hot it is down here? It's so hot that they don't even want to go outside. Not even to the pool. You can get heat stroke just by walking there. My girls are officially over the pool anyway. Fini. Done. Bored With.

And, when they were not swimming for 15 minutes and then asking to go home, they were competing for the title of "I Can Irritate My sister in Three Seconds or Less." So far La Petite Belle has been in the lead.

I, for one, will not miss the bickering.

And, I'm looking forward to the routine.

Routine is good. You always know what to expect.

Although this week is going to be a little rough. The thought of waking up at 6:00 a.m. is not at all appealing to me and having to wake the girls up is even a more horrid task, seeing as they've gone to bed close to midnight and slept until almost noon most days. That life is now over ... cold turkey starting today. (Sleeping Late ... I think I'll miss you the most.)

But, a new regimen is always difficult at first. Living a disciplined life even harder.

I have big goals for this school year. BIG. GOALS. For me and for the girls.

Goals like not being a lazy butt ... goals like cooking ... goals like losing the five pounds I've put on just last night by eating ten oatmeal cookies for dinner ... I WILL PREVAIL. (Why is it I start every day in a very healthy way, but by 3:00, I'm ready for a bag of Sour Patch Kids? And, at 9:30, a bowl of ice cream? Ugh. Remember when people got their jaws wired shut? Sounds promising.)

Today marks Day One of the most successful school year and the year that I will finally be the best mom and wife ever ... plus lose 15 pounds. Oh, it'll happen. Check back in May for the results.


Chantelle said...

Sounds like a good plan. :)

Chantelle said...

Sounds like a good plan. :)

Tammy said...

WOOOOOOOO!!! Yay school!

Children need routine, they practically beg for it (right?).

Hope y'all have a great school year.

Sara said...

I'm in for getting my jaw wired shut! But then again the thought of drinking salad through a, I'll have to get back to you on that. How bout we start small, no cookies for breakfast. We can do that!!!
I still have three more weeks or bickering and boredom.
HeLp Me!

Sarah@Life in the Parsonage said...

Me too, me too, me too!!

Everything will be fantastic by May, right?

Teresa Dawn said...

Said a prayer for them to have a fantastic school year!

Out here the schools don't go back until Sept 7th.

Aspiemom said...

I'm sad about school starting today, but only because I'M HIS TEACHER! Yuck!

I just joined a great site called (just blogged about it today) It's free and it's GREAT! If you didn't know about it, check it out.

{Jodie} said...

Shawn was talking this weekend about kids going back to school. He said his Mom cried on the first day of K and he didn't see her cry like that again until the first day of summer. :) And then he said that he and his family had chosen to home school so they just cry randomly throughout the year.
Yeah, that's what we do too. We cry hot, jealous tears at all the moms who get that glorious free time. :)