I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Monday, September 9, 2013

Back to School

Me - Back to school, wowish! I am excited to start over in a new school. I am excited to make new friends. I am excited to decorate my locker. I am excited to not be bored. I like going shopping for school supplies. I have no idea why, but I just like it. I  like going shopping for new school clothes. I'm excited that in my new school I will not have recess. I love the new school library. It has so much more chapter books than my old library. I like having new brand school supplies. I like when all my pencils are sharp. I like when all my markers are full of ink. I like when my crayons are pointy and new. I have a nice new backpack with around seven compartments. I am looking forward to switching teachers for every subject. I am looking forward to getting home earlier. I am not looking forward to waking up early again and even earlier than I had to last year. I am not looking forward to not being able to stay up late at night and get up late the next day. I am not looking forward to schoolwork and homework. I am not looking forward to mean teachers and mean kids. I am not looking forward to a new routine. I am not looking forward to so many kids I don't know. The school year is exciting and scary to look forward to.

Mom - I look forward to my kids going back to school because we get back to our normal routines. I also am not looking forward to my kids going back to school for the same reason. In the summer, we have so much free time, and we are not really on a schedule. During the school year, I have more time to myself, but we are on more of a schedule. Even though my kids still read and do school related things during the summer, it is not so much pressure because we can do it at our leisure. During the school year, homework is a lot of pressure. I am not one of those parents who does homework for my kids, but even just making sure they get it done can be stressful. With my stepson, by the time he got to middle school, he refused to do his homework at all. Melia usually does her homework on her own although for a year or two a lot of time she kept forgetting to do certain things and getting missing assignments. Aurella does her homework, but she tends to linger over it, and she likes someone to sit with her. She was only in first grade last year, but already she had quite a lot of homework. I'm afraid to think about what it will be like now that she will be in second grade because I know it will get worse. Also, my other two kids started getting a lot more homework from second grade on, so I worry about what it will be like with Aurella since she already had a lot of homework in first grade. I hate shopping for back to school supplies. Luckily, my husband usually takes charge of figuring out where to get what. Also, we usually have a lot of stuff left from the previous year because my kids treat their school stuff well and don't lost it so much. We don't usually buy a lot of clothes for back to school. It is usually warm when school starts so we tend not to go through their clothes  and see what they need until school has already started. My Mom usually buys them new outfits for the first day of school. Anyway, I guess the kids going back to school is like most other things. It has its good points and bad points.

And that's our view. What do you like and dislike about the kids going back to school?

Tune in tomorrow for Tips for Tuesday.


  1. Cute idea for mom and daughter. Back to school is bittersweet for us, even as a homeschool family.

  2. Great post. A lovely idea to show the 2 different views.