Back to SCHOOL!


September 17, 2007 by Marj Hatzell

It’s back to school time!

You know, apples, kids ripping the knees out of their pants, losing their lunch boxes on the bus.  Two days in a row.  Homework, back-to-school night, fundraisers (yes, GROAN, already), Home and School, volunteer opportunities (tell me to say no, tell me to say no, tell me to say no).  School pictures are next week for both boys so we also tried to give them half-decent hair cuts this weekend. Which means crooked hairlines that no one will notice by next week when it grows in a little.  And since Bugaboo rarely holds his head up straight anyways…

Back to school time!  WOOHOO!  Today is the first day I get to GO TO THE GYM and have the whole day to myself. I planned on that being last Monday, but with the stomach virus and all that stuff I ended up sleeping and spending the day sick instead.  This week marks my first time in seven years that I am home alone during the day.  I have plenty to do!  I plan on walking the dog as soon as Bug Boy is on the bus, going to the Y, coming home to shower, putting away the laundry I conveniently forgot last night, vacuuming with my new vac (yes, the old one broke AGAIN this weekend and we were finally so fed up we bought a new one.  Fourth one in eleven years!) and picking Bugaboo up early from school and taking him to the pediatrician for a sick visit.

Yes, you read that last one correctly. Back to school time also means…you’ve guessed it…Bugaboo has his first COLD!  WAHOOO!!!!  No fever, just some runny nose, but the croup-y cough and the ears have started. I sent him to school anyway, I’ll let them call me when they are ready to get rid of him.  He acted fine this morning so I am praying he makes it through the day.  Bugaboo CANNOT miss school!  It is HORRIBLE for him when he misses school.  He becomes so anxious and “off” and the teacher knows this and tolerates him being cranky and having a cold.  They will keep him for anything but a fever and something super-contagious.  The strange thing is that none of the other kids in his class ever seem to get what Bugaboo gets, it seems that he is the only one who gets colds.  Once last year two kids had a tummy bug that Bugaboo escaped, other than that…Nada.

I’m off to get my workout in before they call…

3 thoughts on “Back to SCHOOL!

  1. Cryssyer says:

    Whoo-hoo! A workout!

    I am happy to hear that there will be days when you get some “down” time. I just hope Bugaboo’s cold doesn’t result in you having to pick him up early or keep him home.

    Hey, what kind of vacuum did you get? I am on the hunt for one – but one that does both hard wood and carpet. Suggestions? (can’t afford an Orek, so that one is out!)

  2. Anjali says:

    Hurray for back to school!

    Hope the cold stays a cold, and doesn’t get much worse.

  3. BOSSY says:

    Yeah, what’s with all those fundraisers and back-to-school nights and all that? Can’t they just let us work out in peace?

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