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  • Sunday, August 13, 2006
    The girls are IN the building.
    The whole time the kids were gone, I was an utter and complete SLOB. Almost like I was in high school. The place was a disaster. Beloved did pretty well at not complaining, b/c I would put little efforts in each weekend to hold things over. I cleaned my bathroom a few times. I cleared off that dining table at least 3 times. that's pretty big. Once, I even brought the recycling down. Oh, and I vacuumed once.

    However, this morning? I woke up at 8, and I disassembled the kitchen, scrubbed the counters and the walls (that splash guard thingy), and I wiped down all the cannisters. I scrubbed the stove. I CLEANED!!! It looks awesome.

    This is just one example of how having the kids back home makes everything slip back into place.

    They are wonderful. TAN!! like I would not believe. Thing One has tricked me all these 10 years, making me think she was MY child who freckles and burns - does not tan. Last night she ripped her shirt off while readying for bed (no, modesty has not kicked in yet), and I screeched at the tan lines on her back. She looks like ... CARAMEL!! They swam a LOT over the summer - pools, oceans, lakes. Their faces look relatively normal - just a little sun kissed. They told me they were very good about sunscreen, but their backs got a lot of sun due to the whole water intensifying the light issue.

    Unfortunately, the Schlurg has earned that name for himself. Thing Two had started her summer homework, and then he promptly lost it. She started it THERE, so I know it wasn't me who lost it. Now tomorrow, we need to call the school and see if I can get a packet of 3rd grade homework, and have her start all over.

    They had Thing One's homework, and she's 4/5ths done with her reading, and zero percent done with her math.

    We now get to cram a summer's worth of homework into 2 weeks. Yee ha!!!
    posted by Zuska @ 9:51 AM  
    • At Monday, August 14, 2006 12:34:00 PM, Blogger E. McPan said…

      I can't believe they have summer homework for THIRD graders. Yikes. I barely had summer reading for honors English in high school, and even then most of us didn't do it.

    • At Tuesday, August 15, 2006 8:26:00 PM, Blogger rain_rain said…

      Summer homework? I never had summer homework. I've never, to be honest, heard of summer homework.

      I would like to say something more, but I actually have no response to that.

    • At Tuesday, August 15, 2006 8:35:00 PM, Blogger Zuska said…

      For my daughter going into third grade, the math summer homework is just busy work, and could be done without.

      My daughter going into fifth grade, however ... the summer homework should be more intense. She "loses" a lot over the summer - primarily in math. She spends the whole year working to learn her multiplication tables and division and such, and then after a summer where no attention is given to these things at all, she is back to square one in the fall, feeling frustrated and irritated.

      Summer reading homework? I think it should be doubled or even tripled. They're required to read five books. Fortunately, I'm sure that my ids are reading closer to 20, but there's nothing wrong with more being required, in my opinion.

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