Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Can't Seem To Find The Time

I can't seem to find the time to post anymore. I seem to go, go, go from the moment I fall out of bed in the morning until I drop into it each night.

Can I tell you that middle school is KILLING me? Offspring is having a great time, but seeing her off to the bus at 6:42 am is *really* cramping my style. I used to be one of those people that rolled out of bed about 20 minutes before I had to be at work, eking out every possible second of sleep that I could. Gone are those days. LONG gone.

She seems to be adjusting well to middle school life -- has fun riding the bus with her friends, and is overjoyed that her best buddy is in her homeroom (and same "block" schedule) so they get to see each other all day.

She's already had several info packets about upcoming papers and projects sent home, and even turned in an "All About Me" project this morning. The work load is heavier, but it's not too much just yet -- as the year gets fully under way, I expect there to be more work.

The one thing she was bummed at: her school does not have lockers. She REALLY wanted a locker. And, judging by how freaking heavy that backpack is, they really need to get them lockers. That thing weighs a ton!


Marni said...

She is just so freakin cute!

J-man got his mid-term yesterday. NO failing grades! WOOT!!!!!!

ccw said...

She looks beautiful! She has really grown this summer.

The school schedule is killing me. Even pre-school is difficult because it requires all 3 of us to be dressed, in the car, and out of the car by 9:00. Oh, how I miss the lazy time after Kid L's bus comes.

Miche said...

Wow! Big middle school girl!

(And ick, early morning commitment.)

Wonderful picture!

Yankee T said...

She is way too cute for words!

amy said...

Wow, what a big kid! Sorry about the sleep crunch, though. I think I didn't think about how early I'd have to get up with a kid in middle/high school when I decided to have my first. Oof. Is there still time to send her back? :| (I kid, of course.)

Also? How you manage to find time to post anything is beyond me - with a growing child, a full time job, a spouse, and a house. I'm attempting it right now for the first time, and it's Kicking My Ass. Like the kids say: Mad props to you, Home Girl.

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liz said...

She looks fabulous as a middle-schooler!

Karyn said...


Block schedules.



I think I'm breaking out in hives. I didn't really think about the fact that I'd have to go through school WITH these two. It was bad enough I went through it - and barely survived it - once.

I don't know I have it in me to do it again.

Oh crap.