Monday, July 31, 2006

We're kidless for a week! (and other thoughts)

Kinsey has gone to Grandma and Grandpa's for the week so we are without a kid. After dropping Kinsey off with Grandma we went to Roswell and went shopping at Sam's and Wal-Mart. It was so nice to shop and not have someone asking for a drink, the bathroom, or toys (Ok, Neal found a few toys but he knows he has to wait). Then we went to Red Lobster and had a very nice lunch. I didn't have to cut up anyone's food..yipppeee! When we got home we both took a long nap then had a nice little supper of tuna fish and chips.
Tonight we both have shows we want to watch so we'll be in separate rooms enjoying our evening. I do miss her but really enjoy this week we get every summer. It kind of recharges my batteries.
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School starts in 23 days.....only 23 days...wow! Where has the time gone? It just seems like yesterday that Kinsey was learning to walk and getting teeth in. Now she's starting school. I'm sure I'll be the Mom boo-hooing outside the school because yes, I'll miss her but wow! she's grown up so much!
Kinsey is so ready for school. She has learned so much and is ready to read. I was helping her on a website the other night ( www.starfall.com ) and she was just almost getting it. I think a few more times and she will "get" reading.
I'm excited to see how she is going to do in school. Her perception of what school is and what it actually is are pretty far apart. She went for a 2 hour trial day and thought it was wonderful but wait until she's there from 8am to 4pm (we are on a 4 day schedule). I'm sure the first few weeks she is going to be super tired but she'll get used to it.
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Don't ya hate trying to decide what to make for dinner?? If I was smart I would make a menu for a week or month and buy the things for that menu so I would just know what to make...but that would just be to easy. I usually buy meat to last a few days then hopefully pull something together about 5:30pm. By 6:30pm we are eating. During the summer we grill a lot so it's not so bad but man in the winter I just about die. I tend to go to my old stand-by's but that gets boring too.
tonight we are having grilled pork chops, chicken rice-a-roni, and a yet to be named veggie. Guess I had better get to dinner...............

1 comment:

Sarah said...

8am to 4pm?? That must be so hard for the kids. Do those hours stay throughout the school year?

I have never heard of a 4 day school schedule? Hmmmm...

Enjoy your alone time!

It is so funny my husband and I have such different taste in tv we always watch tv it in seperate rooms.