With summer winding down, we’ve been spending our days trying to pack in every last bit of fun possible. We’ve been museum-ing, amusement park-ing and doing our best not to yell-ing. Some days have been better than others.
Lesson #1: Having your husband leave town and your coffee maker break is a bad combination on a Monday morning.
Lesson #2: If the Incredibles or King Julian taught school, my kids would totally be in GATE.
Lesson #3: The only thing as funny as watching your kids at an amusement park is watching all the other parents watch their kids—on the teeny tiny screen of a camera/video recorder lens.
Lesson #4: Just in case you’re looking for the inside scoop on Gilroy Gardens, I’ll share what I discovered. Yes, some parents dress their kids for an outing without checking the weather and assume it’s going to be hot, only to find out it’s actually cold and raining. Yes, some parents buy their kids $10 worth of cotton candy and proceed to eat half of it themselves. Yes, some parents give their screaming 2-year old a pacifier so their 5-year old can enjoy one more ride on his last day of innocence before being thrust into big kidship. Yes, some parents actually do buy those ridiculous pizza hats. And, yes, some parents do almost all of the above. (I mean come on, a pizza hat?)
Lesson #5: Knowing my first baby will officially be a kindergartener tomorrow breaks my heart just a little bit.
Good luck to all of you sending your babies (of all ages) off to school this week. Here’s to new beginnings! (And kleenex.)