Sunday, August 06, 2006

Rah-Rah, Sis-Boom-Bah!

In spite of a somewhat rocky start, Christy and Jonathan have one week of school under their belts. Only 175 more days to go.

Notebooks, graphing calculators, mechanical pencils, and the assorted package of new underwear litter bedroom floors, because, well, they indiscriminately litter their bedrooms with their stuff. But anyway, there is a charge in the air (and on my credit card) from all the excitement. Whatever happened to getting a couple of packs of notebook paper, a 3-ring binder, and some yellow pencils? These kids have gone high-tech.

Let's not even go into the cost of Vicky's dorm room, which, to be fair, she's pretty much paid for herself. She can't contain herself either, and the big move is this coming weekend.

Sensing a big change, the siblings have been doing a lot of "together stuff." Jonathan was even allowed a "V" concession today, but he chose not to go with the Deb and Flo show and catch a movie.

Meanwhile, the heat is still oppresive around here. Cross country practice has been moved indoors. How does one practice running 5k indoors? I had the same question. It turns out that it is one quarter mile from the front of the school to the back if you go along one of the corridors. Yep. They run inside. It's pretty crazy.

Everything else falling into the routine. I need to go sign another syllabus.

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