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Thursday, August 07, 2008

Thursday Thirteen #56: Back to School Edition

Thirteen Things about Back to School

School starts Tuesday... I can't believe it!

1. My summer plan of lots of activities sort of worked. We didn't go crazy, but we also didn't do everything I'd hoped.
2. I am most eager to get my Panera time back, but that won't happen until Sept, because the littlest one does not go back to school until then.
3. King Soopers makes school supply shopping sooo easy. You go to the one nearest your school, and they have premade packages of everything for each grade. Buy one, and you're done. YES!
4. I'm now wondering how we'll fit all the stuff we still have left to do in the next couple of days, especially considering we'll be at my BIL's bike race this weekend.
5. School fees are ridiculous. The high schooler's fees were in excess of $500. No, she's not in any special activities or sports. That's just what the regular fees are. The second grader's fees were $40, up from last year. Whoever said public education was free is a big fat liar.
6. I'm looking forward to having more structured days.
7. The dog is looking forward to not being chased around the house all day.
8. I just realized that I need to start getting them back on a school bedtime schedule. Let the games begin!
9. This means I also start teaching taxes again in less than a month. I'm not sure I'm ready to go back. I've been really enjoying my time off. :)
10. My kiddos are really looking forward to seeing their friends again. I still haven't broken it to my daughter that she will not have the same kids in her class this year.
11. I might actually get to clean my house and have it stay clean for a couple of hours.
12. I'll be back on wardrobe patrol. It's amazing what they can and can't wear to school.
13. And let's not forget that their little minds will be filled with all sorts of information.

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Debbie@Like a Rose said...

Ahhhh, Panera time....

Clara said...

#3 sure sounds good. I hated school supply shopping the most. Enjoy your Panera time!

Come on by my place and learn a little about Michigan.

Lisa said...

We start on MOnday, and I can't wait. Well, my youngest starts Kindergarten so thats going to be hard!

Happy TT!

Geriatric Nursing said...

Oh my gosh $500 for high school fee? It has been eight years since I had kids in high school. School is definitely more expensive now. Good Luck.

Anonymous said...

Public education is definitely not free. I don't know how some families manage. Enjoy your Panera time.

Danica Favorite said...

Thanks! Panera time is the best!!

Melanie said...

#11 cracks me up...I just told my husband this yesterday! :)

Eaton Bennett aka Berenice Albrecht said...

Public education in Australia is supposed to be free too...our school fees are similar to yours in high school. Primary school still below $250.00 per child. Uniforms in high school, so expensive. Books for both my high school girls this year were just on $1000.00 ~ but I'm still smiling. :)

Unknown said...

I'm still a couple weeks out, but I can't wait either. You think school costs a lot, we have to do braces. Yikes!

Danica Favorite said...

Yep, the house doesn't stay clean for long.

Ouch! That's expensive for books.

Jaime, we did braces on kiddo #1. We won't discuss the college thing. Ignorance, my friend, is bliss. Though start setting aside everything you can now. It goes fast. We'll probably need braces for the littlest one, too. We can't get her to stop sucking her finger and she's pushing her teeth forward. Ugh.

Seriously, why don't they warn you about how expensive kids are?!