Summer is officially over for my kids this year as they returned to school last week. We now only have two kids in public school; my son, a sophomore and my daughter, a seventh grader.
This summer seems to have flown by, more so this year than in any other. Of course, this summer was also the most unusual summer we’ve ever had.I’m praying my kids have a great year, that it will be better than last year.
I’m also praying I don’t wind up stuffing a pair of my son’s stinky socks in my daughter’s mouth and duck taping her to the wall.
I’m not kidding.
She started the EXCLAMATION POINT (as my husband calls it) last month for the first time. She’s not been her normal sweet self. She thinks her big brother, Tyler, jinxed her, because right after he told her that “it is going to be funny when you start your period, Faith. You will probably freak out, and you know your life will be over right? It’s all down hill after that” it happens.
Maybe he did jinx her.
Late that night, she slowly walks out of the bathroom in the hotel, with a wide eyed look and says, “Mom…I think I started my period.”
Sure enough. It called for a late night trip to Wal-Mart, during which, I made a tearful call to my mom because my baby is growing up. I was really hoping I’d have at least another year before this happened.
The next day, she wanted to go swimming as it was her last day in Florida.
“Oh my God, I have to put that WHERE?! Tyler was right, my life is OVER!”
She decided to forgo the swimming. Here begins the life of a teenage drama queen.
But I digress….I pray my sweet children (Noooo, they are NOT really pod persons from the planet Mars!) have a wonderful year at school, that they become leaders (for GOOD) and not followers. Please be good, children. Please.