Thursday, July 31, 2008

Thursday Thirteen #30: Getting ready for Back to School

Thirteen Things about getting ready to send kids back to school:

1. We have 33 days until school starts.

2. Shopping must be supplies, clothes, shoes, musical instruments.

3. Before shopping, we have to make sure there are working backpacks, clothes must be tried on, supplies must be inventoried, and lists made.

4. We have to figure out where the $$ is going to come from to pay for this.

5. We have uniform rentals to pay for, for Marching Band and Concert Band.

6. We have to get through two weeks of Band Camp.

7. The house still needs to stay clean.

8. 99 more meals must be cooked, served, consumed and cleaned up from.

9. Approximately 100 more loads of laundry must be sorted, washed, folded and put away.

10. There are teachers to three different schools, for 5 different students.

11. There are *only* 33 more days to spend playing outside with friends.

12. Library books must be returned (TODAY!!).

13. I only have 33 more days to enjoy having my chidren home with me....before my life gets overly hectic again...

***Anyone else looking forward to Back to School?

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Baby Mama said...

Thanks for stopping by my Thursday Thirteen.

It sounds like the next 33 days are going to be plenty busy for you all! Enjoy the last few weeks of having your kids home with you!

Keeper of The Chaos said...

Oh my word, back to school!! Those are just joyous to my ears!!

Happy T 13

Monday through Sunday said...

I am SO not looking forward to it..and plus..I have to register week..argh!

Stace said...

I remember those days. I'm homeschooling this year though, so my back to school list will be a little different.
I invested in LL bean back packs for my kids because I was tired of replacing them every year..and sometimes twice a year..LL bean guarantees their backpacks for life (if they break you send them in and they fix them) and my kids have had theirs for 3 years and nothing has broken..not a zipper, nothing. It was well worth the investment for us. :-)

~Just Me~ said...

Lol...I remember those days. I kind of miss them, just kind of lol.

Alice Audrey said...

I usually can't wait for school to start, but this year I'm tutoring them over the summer, and we are NOT ready. Not at all.

Shannon H. said...

My kids go back to school in 15 days and I am so not ready!

Happy Thursday!

Sue said...

I've been counting the days - lol! My kids have 27 days till school starts. Haven't gotten around to planning anything yet. Great list, I have to get on some of this stuff too :)

Soul Pockets said...

I am so glad to be homeschooling next year. I am not good with back to school.

Kristi said...

I am so not ready to send my son back to school. It has been such a fun summer and he is going into first grade...the big time where I lose all control to his peers.

the teach said...

But you're not counting or anything... Ha! :)

anthonynorth said...

As the father of seven, I can identify with this list. Although most of mine are grown up now.

Geriatric Nursing said...

I remember those days well. I actually miss them. The excitement of the first day of school and hearing everything my children had to say. It was a hectic time however over way too soon.
Thanks for visiting my blog. said...

I only have two kiddo's-- but I also have the trips to the dentist on my list, and therapy,finding out -- at the last minute just which school my son will be at-- My kids have been growing sooo much recently I am putting off buying school clothes until later in the year!

Chryste said...

Those thirteen things about getting ready to send kids back to school is fabulous.

Brandy said...

Thanks for stopping by yesterday!

I see from your list that you are a fellow band mom. I can SOOOO relate to your list. I'm actually the Band Booster President this year so I have my own "to do" list plus getting SS ready. ~sigh~