The kids were up earlier than their alarm clock this morning. They were fully dressed and ready to go at 7:13am! I got up with them, actually I couldn’t sleep either, to make their lunches, make sure they brushed their teeth and made their beds. The pants I made sure fit Q a couple of weeks ago… don’t fit any longer! We managed to find one pair that weren’t over the ankles.
I don’t like to spend the kind of money that society tells me I should in sending my kids back to school. They each got a nice new pair of shoes, actually 2… one for outside and one for inside. Q got a new backpack thanks to Papa and Nana, his broke on the airplane ride to BC. And we picked up a new backpack for Em’s last week on our way up camping. So as far as I’m concerned… they’re set. Now I’ll have to get Q some new pants… the shortest boy in grade 3 wearing floods… NOT! He needs all the help he can get.
I walked Em and Q to the bus stop… with my camera in tow. I was the only “crazy” mom with a camera – Q was a bit embarrassed. He’s reached that, “Augh Mom… do you have to?” stage.
Their backpacks were so full; Em’s could barely carry hers. The list for back-to-school supplies this year was long and very brand specific. I thought it was a bit odd that I HAD to buy “Crayola” crayons for Em. No other brand would do. Each also had to bring a box of Kleenex and a box of bandaids for a donation to their classroom supply closet.
Now it’s just Li and JZ running around the place. I have to run out and get diapers – I don’t have 1 single one left in the house and then I’ll have to spend a few hours cleaning the house. We’re having a barrage of Japanese exchange students through the house again today. Meeting a nice “normal” Canadian family…. if they only knew!!!! (the sound of deep borish laughter echos through the house)