When you get the first day of school wrong


September 2, 2013 by Terumi

Yep.  That’s me.  Mom of the year.  I thought school started tomorrow, but it actually doesn’t start until next week.  Thank goodness I didn’t get the kids all ready and show up but now I’m totally scrambling to figure out what to do with them for ANOTHER WEEK OF SUMMER!

We scored the last Planes lunch bags at our local Target last week when we were still getting ready for the big day and I was super-excited that I found some lunch containers that have ice inside, but of course, I picked up one that was broken or somehow broke in transport, so now their quality is questionable in my books.  I think I might get these ones instead.


The good thing is I now have a full week to figure out their first day of school pictures.  I could drag the chalkboard outside again like last year but it’s since been destroyed

When you get the first day of school wrong

and I’m terrified that if I do those cute lie-your-kids-in-the-driveway-and-write-nice-things-around-them-in-chalk pictures I’ve been seeing everywhere, someone’s totally going to get run over.  But, we may just go for it anyways.

Another irrational fear I’ve conquered recently is finally taking money out from a bank machine.  I am totally scared of banks.  I don’t like the idea of going to a place where people can just ask for money and get it and bank machines are no different.  And I thought I’d forgotten my pin, which makes it even more scary if you think about getting held up at a bank machine, because I thought if someone asked me for ALL MY MONEY in a hold up, I would have to tell them I didn’t know my pin and they would think I was lying and that would be bad news bears for me.  Thankfully I wasn’t robbed when I went, but I’m not too excited about heading to any more banks anytime soon.

This week my shopping is bringing much love for this Splendid flannel shirt,

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this Solid to the Core shirt at Peek Kids 

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and this book, about it being better to have loved and lost than never have loved at all and it makes me cherish The Wandering Goose Cafe even more (they have such lovely pastries!).


“The Wandering Goose, a modern fable about how love goes,” is by Heather Earndhart, the owner of that restaurant and it comes out in a few weeks and I can’t imagine a better place to read it than in the cafe with a warm drink and a biscuit or lovely piece of cake.

Happy Monday!


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