Yeah, I know… I haven’t been here in awhile. What can I say? With a new lease on the old ticker, I haven’t felt much like sitting. It’s weird but since I have energy I don’t know what to do with it.
Since the kids have been out of school, sitting in front of a computer screen hasn’t been on the top of my list which has really put me in a pinch for trying to get some writing done. They WERE supposed to be a source of inspiration but they seem to only be a source of persperation!!
But with school only 16 days away I can almost begin to dream about the time I will have to get some things done around here. But then there’s Peanut… oh sure he’s only 6 months old but by the time I feel like I am making some headway in either writing or cleaning, he will figure out how to crawl… I just know it, I can feel it now.
I’m glad that school is starting. I’ve been talking to a friend of mine lately and we have run out of things to bitch about it seems. With the kids home, there are no teachers, homework assignments, or sports events to complain about so I am actually looking forward to some much needed bitch sessions. With school starting I am almost guaranteed a good 2 hours of complaining before the first week of school is over!!
Getting the supply list was a good starting point for my bitching this week. The task would have been lots easier if I had known what teacher Bebe had. It’s very annoying to get the supply list only to see that there are about 4 lists (and 5 teachers) for the same grade. Each teacher has a different list it seems. I can’t buy anything if I don’t know who will be teaching my daughter. The school doesn’t seem to be in any hurry to help us out either because they just posted the class lists yesterday… Uh hello? School starts in 16 days!! I just think it’s a little ridiculous for them to expect us to get everything on this list when we don’t know where our kids will be. What’s more frustrating is that they had an inservice day at the end of the year (day off for the kids) just so they could figure out who will be in whose class. Are you freggin kidding? You all took a day off to figure this out AND you had all summer and no one still knows??? WTF?
So wait, then it gets better. I talked to my friend and she found out that the reason our kids have practically no one in their class from the previous year is because us parents from that class were way too good of volunteers. Apparently the other teachers weren’t so lucky and didn’t have a high volunteerism so all the kids got literally thinned out amongst this year’s teachers in hopes that they would be blessed enough for good parent volunteers to show up and do what we did last year. Hmmmm…. doesn’t sound like my kid is getting the best teacher for her, sounds like this is more of a convenience/Hail Mary thing. “Let’s spread out Mrs. X’s class next year so all those other parents will be forced to step up or the poor schmucks that carried us through the year last year will be holding the bag again this year”.
It’s not that I mind volunteering but I get to spread myself thin enough without the guilt. The kids are great at guilting me, I don’t need the school’s help. I did the class parties last year and I was pregnant and trying to make it to this year when I could get my pacemaker replaced and the surgery over with, AND I worked until the doctors finally told me I needed to quit. So help me… If I hear one parent complain about how they are too busy to help out, I will have no fear in letting them know what I went through last year and I still did my time for the 2 I had in school… this year will be 3, so don’t sing me a song about your busy life. I am not going to hear it.
Well, it looks like this will be a productively bitchy year after all.
Now where did I put my “My child beat up your honor student bumper sticker”?