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g8trmom1
08-18-2008, 02:47 PM
Am I a bad mother for feeling this way????

It's so nice and quiet. Even though Pete is here and a 21 month old Jason.

Now I need to clean this pit of a house after a long summer....I can't wait. I want my house back!:cool1: :cool1:

PolynesianPixie
08-18-2008, 02:55 PM
No! You are not a bad mother!:lmao: My kids don't go back until Wed. and I didn't think I was ready to let them go until Annalise pitched a mega fit today and in all her flailing smacked Lexi in the lip with a Barbie. I just looked at them and said...so when does the bus come? :laughing:

VACAMPER
08-18-2008, 03:02 PM
Mine don't go back until Sept. 3. I know what you mean about the house. I gave up on mine this summer.

Marek 4
08-18-2008, 03:07 PM
Mine start back the 25th. Although the house needs a break, I am torn - my "baby" starts kindergarden this year. :guilty:

VACAMPER
08-18-2008, 03:08 PM
My baby starts preschool but i'm going with her.

Gatordad
08-18-2008, 03:30 PM
My baby starts preschool but i'm going with her.

you might learn something:lmao:

ntsammy5
08-18-2008, 03:54 PM
My youngest one finished her DPT 4 years ago - but the grand kids start next week!

2goofycampers
08-18-2008, 03:57 PM
you might learn something:lmao:

Good one, Pete.

auntie
08-18-2008, 04:14 PM
Sept. 3rd here. Honestly I feel our summer was pretty short. Our schools didn't end until the 27th of June..and now they are starting a bit earlier being that Labor Day actually falls on the Sept. 1st this year. We always start the first Wed. after Labor Day.
Was at the Orthodontist with my son earlier today and they were giving next appts in six weeks..and that was OCTOBER! I can not believe how quickly this year is going.
How is it that the older I seem to get, the quicker the years seem to pass. :confused: When you're a child a week seems to be an eternity..now it's the blink of an eye.

BRDof3
08-18-2008, 04:26 PM
Good one, Pete.

Since he used that response already, am I safe now to say that I am going to k-garten with the little guy tomorrow? :rotfl:

des1954
08-18-2008, 04:43 PM
School began today in Polk County, Fl. Now, they get tomorrow & Wednesday off courtesy of Fay!!

g8trmom1
08-18-2008, 05:25 PM
GREAT...

my vacation was short lived. :sad1: School is closed tomorrow due to the storm.

I am glad I didn't start cleaning the house yet!

Shannone1
08-18-2008, 05:36 PM
We get out of school here the second week of June and go back the day after Labor Day. So we have a couple more weeks yet. I am always excited when the kids get out of school for the summer because we get to sleep in and have a much less hectic schedule. But by the end of the summer I am always happy when they go back to school and we get back to our normal routine. I like having the house to myself during the day !! :woohoo:

VACAMPER
08-18-2008, 06:04 PM
you might learn something:lmao:

:lmao: Smarty pants!

Good one, Pete.

And look at Denise backing you up! I'm so hurt.

Us3
08-18-2008, 06:10 PM
DD9 has been back in school for a week now. I'm glad to be back in the routine of school!

g8trmom1
08-18-2008, 06:36 PM
We get out of school here the second week of June and go back the day after Labor Day. So we have a couple more weeks yet. I am always excited when the kids get out of school for the summer because we get to sleep in and have a much less hectic schedule. But by the end of the summer I am always happy when they go back to school and we get back to our normal routine. I like having the house to myself during the day !! :woohoo:

My sentiments exactly!!!

specialkidsmom
08-18-2008, 08:43 PM
My oldest son started back on the 7th. my youngest son started today.:cool1: :cool1: :cool1:

allisophie
08-18-2008, 09:56 PM
DD 8 started July 17... cycle break starts the 18th of Sept goes back 10/13


DD 17 went back the 12 of Aug, her fall break is Oct 5 till 13th..

going to the fort... 10/5 :banana:

oh and the house is still semi cleaned...:laundy: DD17 earned alot of disney $$ while I was at work

AuburnJen92
08-18-2008, 10:01 PM
I was glad to go back to work last Wednesday! DS goes to VPK at a Christian school, so he went early. I was so glad to go back to work. Granted, it could have been somewhere else, but back to work I went.

auntie
08-19-2008, 12:39 PM
DD 8 started July 17... cycle break starts the 18th of Sept goes back 10/13


DD 17 went back the 12 of Aug, her fall break is Oct 5 till 13th..

going to the fort... 10/5 :banana:

oh and the house is still semi cleaned...:laundy: DD17 earned alot of disney $$ while I was at work


I'm a bit confused by this :confused3 ....the break that is. Does she attend school year round? I've always wondered what the school calendar year was like for those districts.

RNmomnFL
08-19-2008, 01:28 PM
My elementary and middle school kids (two) went back Monday...the before and after school drop off and pickup process took an hour and half or more each as it was a prolonged, slow process. I was exausted just from all that. Didn't get much cleaning done. Then today the baby was to start preschool (and the aforementioned two were to go to before and after school care while I go off to work) but with Fay all were closed. Tomorrow will be the big day. I'm so nervous about our baby princess going off to preschool. I hope she doesn't cry and carry on, I don't know if I'm strong enough to walk away. I'm considering making DH go along (don't know if it's worth making him late to work though). Anyway, Monday was a big relief when I got the school age kids safely off. Most years I'm a little sad but not this one.

seabee
08-19-2008, 01:40 PM
Mine start back the 25th. Although the house needs a break, I am torn - my "baby" starts kindergarden this year. :guilty:

Mine go back the 28th. I know what you mean. My "baby" started kindergarten last year.:guilty: She was very excited but I worried all day. As much as my kids drive me nuts sometimes, I'm sad when they go back to school. :confused3 If I thought my kids would do it, I would homeschool. But then one of them throws a hissy fit about something stupid and I think, what the heck am I thinking. But then we want to go see something interesting or take a trip that is more than a weekend and can't because of school and the homeschooling feeling comes back. I do really hate how much they are gone during the school year. I feel like the family really looses its connection because we are always running around. I get them up in the morning, and before we know it, it's showers and bed and I have barely seen them. A mother's curse I guess. Sometimes I wish they were still 4 and 1. Then I wake up at 10 am, and find them already up and had breakfast and no one woke me up and I think. I love that they are so independant. Oh well thus is life.:flower3:

PolynesianPixie
08-19-2008, 01:58 PM
Mine go back the 28th. I know what you mean. My "baby" started kindergarten last year.:guilty: She was very excited but I worried all day. As much as my kids drive me nuts sometimes, I'm sad when they go back to school. :confused3 If I thought my kids would do it, I would homeschool. But then one of them throws a hissy fit about something stupid and I think, what the heck am I thinking. But then we want to go see something interesting or take a trip that is more than a weekend and can't because of school and the homeschooling feeling comes back. I do really hate how much they are gone during the school year. I feel like the family really looses its connection because we are always running around. I get them up in the morning, and before we know it, it's showers and bed and I have barely seen them. A mother's curse I guess. Sometimes I wish they were still 4 and 1. Then I wake up at 10 am, and find them already up and had breakfast and no one woke me up and I think. I love that they are so independant. Oh well thus is life.:flower3:


I could have written that myself ::yes::

allisophie
08-19-2008, 02:49 PM
I'm a bit confused by this :confused3 ....the break that is. Does she attend school year round? I've always wondered what the school calendar year was like for those districts.

Auntie,
Yes, the district in which we live in has year round elementary.

July 17 - Sept18 Go 9 weeks then they are then off 3 weeks
Oct 13 - Dec 12
Jan 6 - March 5
March 30 June 4

If we have snow days, they take away days of cycle breaks and add on to June 8th..

The middle and High schools Fall break Middle/HS 10/6 10/10
Aug 12, Oct3 :santa: Yup Christmas on all paper work..
Oct 13 Dec 19 Middle/HS 12/22 01/05
Jan 6 March 12 :flower3: break
March 23 May 26 Middle/HS 3/16 3/20

dd 17 graduates 6/6

hope this helps .. any questions just holler away

just paid off our ressies for the Fort.. 10/5 10/11:goodvibes

DisneyBishops
08-19-2008, 03:04 PM
Damn I am old. My baby started the 11th grade yesterday. Now he gets today and tomorrow off thanks to Fay. I have another DD who started Junior year in college yesterday and had today off thanks to Fay. I have another who barely got out of HS and now has 2 kids of her own.

Dang how time flies.

drafthorsecrazy
08-19-2008, 03:30 PM
I'm a grandmother to two ; A 7yr old step grand daughter and a grand baby 14months. My son is 28, so its been a decade or more since I've had kids let alone babies in this house for extended periods. I've been babysitting this summer to help them out instead of sending the kids to daycare. Let me tell you I have been checking the calendar daily since the middle of July. School starts here on the 21st. I'm planning a back to school party for myself. Sleeping in till after the sun is up.....going shopping all day.....eat when I want and have an adult beverage!:cool1:

BigDaddyRog
08-19-2008, 03:37 PM
This is the 2nd week of school for 3 of mine...last week they were all up at the crack of dawn on their own, dressed, lunches made and ready without as much as a single tantrum...this morning I had to DRAG 2 of them outta bed and threaten to kill them most of the morning....good to have things back to normal!!!

PolynesianPixie
08-19-2008, 03:40 PM
Mine go back tomorrow. It looks like I'm going to be partying all day. One friend is talking about meeting for Mimosas in the morning, and Amanda and I have a girl's night out tomorrow night! :banana:

VACAMPER
08-19-2008, 06:05 PM
And boy i'm i ready for it.:banana:

seabee
08-19-2008, 06:23 PM
Auntie,
Yes, the district in which we live in has year round elementary.

July 17 - Sept18 Go 9 weeks then they are then off 3 weeks
Oct 13 - Dec 12
Jan 6 - March 5
March 30 June 4

If we have snow days, they take away days of cycle breaks and add on to June 8th..

The middle and High schools Fall break Middle/HS 10/6 10/10
Aug 12, Oct3 :santa: Yup Christmas on all paper work..
Oct 13 Dec 19 Middle/HS 12/22 01/05
Jan 6 March 12 :flower3: break
March 23 May 26 Middle/HS 3/16 3/20

dd 17 graduates 6/6

hope this helps .. any questions just holler away

just paid off our ressies for the Fort.. 10/5 10/11:goodvibes

You know, that must be nice. I wish we did that. I would think it makes it easier to take vacations at other times of the year, rather than just having a longer break over the summer. When we lived in Nevada they had year round schools and a lot of the people liked it.

seabee
08-19-2008, 06:25 PM
Mine go back tomorrow. It looks like I'm going to be partying all day. One friend is talking about meeting for Mimosas in the morning, and Amanda and I have a girl's night out tomorrow night! :banana:

I need to move to VA.

PolynesianPixie
08-19-2008, 06:37 PM
I need to move to VA.

Yes you do!

VACAMPER
08-19-2008, 07:26 PM
i'll second that. Yes you do!!!!!!!!!!!!

2goofycampers
08-19-2008, 07:55 PM
I could be designated driver, if I lived there. You really need me.:lmao:

AuburnJen92
08-19-2008, 08:56 PM
Well, I am out of school tomorrow, but the county north and south of us are in school tomorrow. DS goes to school tomorrow too. Now, I just have to get through the water to get him there!:eek:

ntsammy5
08-20-2008, 07:58 AM
You have to take the aircard with you. We've had a lot of problems at work the past few days - massive computer problem (mainframe) so I haven't been on much here - working at night too. We'll be gon the rest of the week but I may be on at night.

I heaard that the TS is sticking around down there or will be coming back. Everyone OK?

The otters love this stuff, but they're almost out of beer!

VACAMPER
08-20-2008, 08:14 AM
I could be designated driver, if I lived there. You really need me.:lmao:

I'll drive Ami home. Believe it or not i'm really not much of a drinker.

PolynesianPixie
08-20-2008, 08:34 AM
I promise to behave, Mama Denise! I won't let Amanda get me drunk!:lmao: We'll just have a little drink and gossip about everybody! :goodvibes

Us3
08-20-2008, 08:38 AM
Have fun tonight ladies! Dont do anything I wouldn't do! ;)

PolynesianPixie
08-20-2008, 08:42 AM
Have fun tonight ladies! Dont do anything I wouldn't do! ;)

What wouldn't you do, Sonya? :lmao:

Just kidding!


Well, my kids are off to school. They all were up, showered, dressed, fed, packed up and ready early! If only this will last past next week! I was awake for a few hours last night wondering if I gave them a good summer. We didn't camp nearly as much as I wanted to...but I think it was ok, despite all the trips to NC under not-so-happy circumstances.

Now, to keep my promise to myself to get more exercise! And be able to keep my house clean ALL DAY!

Momof626x3
08-20-2008, 04:35 PM
My kids go back Sept. 3 (upstate NY). Since we are in Ft. Wilderness/camping for a couple of weeks we will have lots of quality quantity time together! I'm sure I'll be ready for them to go back when the time comes. But bittersweet for me too...my baby is going to K as well this year. It's the afternoon kind (half day). I haven't had time to myself in nearly 10 years. I'll be breaking out the bon bons. Actually I'll probably be setting up a chair in front of the principles office because the three boys will be in the same school for this one year. Setting up camp in front of her office will make things easier for all of us! :thumbsup2

AuburnJen92
08-20-2008, 08:40 PM
We are all flooded. Out of school for the rest of the week. I may have to go back on Friday for a work day, dunno yet.

DS has to go back to school tomorrow. I have no clue how I am going to get him there on time with the main roads flooded and the general stupidity of people trying to put regular cars that are close to the ground through big puddles of water. I am sooooo glad I have a jeep!

Now we will have no Wed before Thanksgiving, and three days less for winter break! I would have rather gone through the water and gone to school frankly.:drive:

Shannone1
08-20-2008, 11:06 PM
Now we will have no Wed before Thanksgiving, and three days less for winter break! I would have rather gone through the water and gone to school frankly.:drive:

That stinks :sad2: School just started and you already have to make up days. Our district gets the whole week of Thanksgiving which I think is great. Our first trip to FL was over Thanksgiving so we could take advantage of the school break. That was before the motorhome though so now it takes us longer to get there and the kids are getting too old to be able to miss days of school here and there for vacations. :sad2:

allisophie
08-21-2008, 07:59 AM
We are all flooded. Out of school for the rest of the week. I may have to go back on Friday for a work day, dunno yet.

DS has to go back to school tomorrow. I have no clue how I am going to get him there on time with the main roads flooded and the general stupidity of people trying to put regular cars that are close to the ground through big puddles of water. I am sooooo glad I have a jeep!

Now we will have no Wed before Thanksgiving, and three days less for winter break! I would have rather gone through the water and gone to school frankly.:drive:


Good luck ... we hate loosing days too, as it messes up our "scheduled" vacation time.. :headache: Hope you didn't get tons of water in the house or cars.

AuburnJen92
08-21-2008, 03:26 PM
thanks...no water in the house...a little in the jeep, lost a seal in the back


what a stench today...

PolynesianPixie
08-21-2008, 03:53 PM
Every year I take first day of school pictures. How do they go so quickly from this:

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff45/polynesianPixie/100_0717.jpg


To this:

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff45/polynesianPixie/040.jpg

Gatordad
08-21-2008, 03:54 PM
what's with the socks on her arm

PolynesianPixie
08-21-2008, 03:56 PM
those are arm warmers. They are pink with skulls. That's very cool to a 7th grader.

BigDaddyRog
08-21-2008, 04:04 PM
The circle of life......
http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t296/dj_bigdaddyrog/0309ae3d.jpg
http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t296/dj_bigdaddyrog/bcf93b6c.jpg
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa258/thefreshprince101/glove3gw6.jpg

AuburnJen92
08-21-2008, 10:06 PM
Rog, I don't see skulls though...those pictures can't be cool for a 7th grader then, (according to Ami, I have no 7th grader thank the Lord!)

seabee
08-21-2008, 11:19 PM
Skulls are cool to my 4th and 1st grader too. We have shoes, headbands, and earrings.

AuburnJen92
08-22-2008, 08:02 AM
My kid goes to a Christian school, so skulls are a no go there...whew.

DisneyBishops
08-23-2008, 01:47 PM
Jen just wait until you have a 7th grader. That can be quite a ride. But is you have a boy it might not be so bad. I have had both and can tell you the girls are the hardest to deal with in middle school.

g8trmom1
08-23-2008, 03:39 PM
Well my Megan just started fifth grade at a new school. She hooked up with some girl friends already, no problems, thank goodness. All of a sudden she likes boys, one in particular. The last few years she's had them pursuing her, but she never cared. I am getting nervous...I didn't want to get to this stage so soon. He seems like a nice boy though. He got her a spoon in the lunchroom, and helped her open her thermos. But it sounds like they are inseparable already and it's been a week.:scared1:

VACAMPER
08-24-2008, 09:48 AM
Girls change so much that first year of middle school. Mine went from a tom boy that hated boys to a diva wannabe, boycrazy loonatic.

TiggerinBama
08-24-2008, 01:01 PM
Brittany starts next week, although we are doing a distance learning program through the computer. The school up here (Alabama) are awful public and private. we had her in a private school last year and she told the headmaster that she had goals in life and they weren't helping her get there. I about had a fit myself( to me that's disrespectful but she tells it like it is). She's a stickler for the rules, if you meet her you know what I mean. she really did have some bad teachers and they wouldn't send anything home. If she makes a C she's going to put herself on restriction( she's hard on herself). but at least I don't have to grade her papers this year, she's got a teacher on the other end and we can do our on schedule as long as it's 180 days. Britt wants to do choir this year so that's ok, she's in karate and I don't know if she's going to play fall ball or not she hasn't decided on one yet.
All I can say is God give me strength.

AuburnJen92
08-24-2008, 10:04 PM
Jen just wait until you have a 7th grader. That can be quite a ride. But is you have a boy it might not be so bad. I have had both and can tell you the girls are the hardest to deal with in middle school.

I coach high school girls. I can relate. It is a horror story.:eek:

AuburnJen92
08-24-2008, 10:06 PM
Brittany starts next week, although we are doing a distance learning program through the computer. The school up here (Alabama) are awful public and private. we had her in a private school last year and she told the headmaster that she had goals in life and they weren't helping her get there. I about had a fit myself( to me that's disrespectful but she tells it like it is). She's a stickler for the rules, if you meet her you know what I mean. she really did have some bad teachers and they wouldn't send anything home. If she makes a C she's going to put herself on restriction( she's hard on herself). but at least I don't have to grade her papers this year, she's got a teacher on the other end and we can do our on schedule as long as it's 180 days. Britt wants to do choir this year so that's ok, she's in karate and I don't know if she's going to play fall ball or not she hasn't decided on one yet.
All I can say is God give me strength.

Is she going back to karate next to my sister's store? If so, tell her I said hey and hey to my future niece or nephew, whatever is cookin' in there! She won't find out.

Gatordad
08-24-2008, 10:32 PM
what did she tell the headmaster she wanted to do that he wouldn't help her with.

TiggerinBama
08-25-2008, 12:15 AM
she got mad because they were giving out grades, she made a C and they gave her an A on her report card, gotta love the bell curve, and it pissed her off.
Her exact phrase was I have goals in life and yall are not helping me get there, and I can learn more with my mom homeschooling me.:lmao:
I was so embarrassed, but she was telling the truth.

needless to say their were 15 kids that left the school since then.

TiggerinBama
08-25-2008, 12:27 AM
Is she going back to karate next to my sister's store? If so, tell her I said hey and hey to my future niece or nephew, whatever is cookin' in there! She won't find out.

no Brittany doesn't go there anymore the lady that is teaching over there has gone crazy so now Britt goes to wetumpka for karate, but I will make a point to go see everyone in the store:goodvibes

momoffive
08-25-2008, 03:09 AM
Well it's 3:18 am here and in just 5 hour the kids will be back in school :cheer2: !!! I just finished my charting for the weekend :surfweb: and I'm going to catch a nap, just wanted to share. It took me 2 hours to finish up all the last minute paper work for school ugh, and I know there is more to come.
Loretta