Good morning everyone!
I have to blow off some steam today. Anyone who has, or has had, a girl child between the ages of 9 and 16 will understand.
The first day of school apparently went very well – no homework, except for spelling, no conduct numbers and people we like in our classroom made for a very good day.
The second day has started out rougher. She is now on her fifth or sixth outfit – each one has something wrong with it, with six minutes left before she has to leave the house. Let’s just say if Mandy finishes eating her food before you’re dressed, you know your dressing process is taking way too long.
I think she finally acquired an outfit, but is putting on her sneakers at a pace that would put molasses to shame. I still have yet to see her emerge from her bedroom with a complete outfit on.
This delay means that Kayla will miss first breakfast here at the house, but not to worry – now that school has started, she also gets breakfast at the after-school center where she catches the bus and at school, so she won’t go hungry. I, on the other hand, have felt three more grey hairs pop out on my head since I have been repeatedly exhorting her to get dressed.
She finally emerged from her bedroom, fully dressed. (Do I hear a sigh of relief from the galleries?) In doing so, she tried to quietly slip out of the house with two book bags – the small one she insisted on buying with her own money when we went shopping for school supplies and the large one from last year which we told her was still in excellent condition and would work better anyhow. I think she was hoping we would neither notice, nor comment. Why she would think that given the two parents she has, I don’t know.
While on the surface, it has been a rough morning, deep down everything is okay. We are healthy, together and taking care of each other, so all will ultimately be good. Still, tonight – THE CLOTHES GET LAID OUT FOR NEXT MORNING!
Have a great day everyone!