Monday, August 1, 2011

Back to School

Hey Lifers...

So I have nothing interesting or funny to write about today. No today is sort of a sad day for me. Well maybe sad is not the right word. More nostalgic I guess.

You see my clowns start school tomorrow. This year my oldest will be in the 4th grade, and my youngest will be starting pre-school. Usually when the clowns go back to school it doesn't faze me in the least, but this year is a little different.

I know the ol' your only as old as you feel crap, but let me explain a little.

You see we have a little radio that sets in our kitchen. We don't use it much, just when the DW and I are playing cards or a game or something. Yes from time to time we actually enjoy each others company.

So anyway the other day my oldest asked me if she could take the radio and put it in her room. Which she did. That night all three of them were in their room having a dancing party. Now I told them that  I like dancing parties too, but they wouldn't let me in. Apparently they've been warned, informed of my dancing skills. 

OK so no big deal right? So they're listening to a little music right?

Except this is the first time that they've ever wanted to listen to music on their own. I mean when we're in the car or cleaning they have no choice really. They listen to whatever the DW and I listen to. But this. This is just the beginning of them staying in their room all night long with the stereo cranked up as loud as it will go. I mean, it won't be long before I'm beating on the wall yelling you dang clowns, turn down that racket. I don't know how you stand it up so loud. I can't even hear myself think out here. Boy that sounded like that old dude from UP didn't it?

And then tonight after Karate we stopped and had dinner at our favorite Mexican restaurant, Taco Bell, and all three of them ordered off the adult menu.

Don't you see what's going on here People. They're growing up. They're getting older. Everybody always says that once they get in school the time just flies by. And it's started. It's happening. It's happening right now. Do you know what this means? Do you?

That's right. Only 12 more years until... THEY'RE GONE. 


Leave me a comment Lifers


  1. The first day of school was always a sad day for me. I never wanted the boys to go back after being home all summer. Going back to school was that summer was over and the routine of homework, bedtime etc. all started again. Enjoy these school days. They won't last forever. Be sure and let us know how Luke did his first day of pre-school.

  2. Oh how I feel your pain. I still remember when my son starting ordering off the ADULT menu. It was a big deal to me, weirdly. Those little things they do when they start exerting their independence. Mine only has two years. I need to go have a cry now. Sigh. ;)

  3. A)Your school district starts super early

    B)My kids will never order off the adult menu. I don't want them to so they won't. That's how it works, right?

    C)My dad would hide the Back To School catalogs under my sheets starting in July so that when I got in bed I'd see them. I think he might be kind of mean.