Time Changes Need Superheroes

Time Changes Need Superheroes

I’m not sure who came up with the whole time change idea, but I’d like to have a conversation with him (I’m sure it was a man). I’m not saying it’s bad altogether. I love having more sunlight in the afternoon. But whyyyyy Suuundaaaay??? (read in a groaning whiny voice)??? Why not Saturday!? (read in a cheerful uplifting sing-songy voice) Here’s my case for changing it from Sunday to Saturday: there’s no school Saturday. That’s it. Sure, you may be saying, there’s not school Sunday either. BUT there’s school Monday! Making time change on Saturday at 2am as opposed to Sunday at 2 am, will give our internal clocks 2 whole days to readjust. Mondays are bad enough already, right!? Anyway, if someone somewhere would like to do something with this, be my guest! I don’t need credit for the brilliancy of my idea. Here’s where the superheroes come in: I tried to soften the blow of this throw-off day by letting my kids wear superhero capes to Aldi. I think it actually made things worse. I think they thought they could defy gravity. The two oldest decided to climb up on the counter (where people bag their groceries and there are signs everywhere saying not to climb on the counter and my kids are NEVER allowed to climb up on ANY counter to begin with). Well, one didn’t make it and he came down on the top of his head. Literally the top. I’m still not sure how this happened. So every person in the check-out line, shook their head and made some comment. The entire group was...
Rainy Tuesday

Rainy Tuesday

Right now, it’s 75 degrees and raining outside in the middle of the afternoon, but I have a hot coffee in hand, am wearing leggings & socksĀ  (guess I’m ready for Fall!) and listening to classical jazz crossover music on Spotify. I’m in a weird mood. The kids are at Grandma’s, and I spent the time after school this morning/noon time at the library and… the dreaded Walmart. We were behind MY schedule and then drove circles around town because I realized I forgot our book list (including location references) for the library when we were a block from the library, and then after we got the list, we were halfway there…again and I realized I could drop the baby off at my mom’s because she was now home. She already had the middle guy, so it was worth a quick turn around to her house. (No stroller and hungry little guy? Yes, thank you.) So then, it was just my girl and me headed to the library… only 1 hour after I’d hoped. I’d call that success…now, but at the time I was just a little perturbed at my lack of planning and memory. Oh well, here’s to a quiet afternoon with hopes of accomplishing something on a lengthy to-do list, but not really caring.  ...
School on Vacay?

School on Vacay?

This weekend, our dear friends (that’s them above) came to visit from Michigan with their 3 kiddos. Tomorrow we’ll head to the beach with them. When we scheduled this visit and trip to the beach, school was not even on the edge of my radar. Oops! Guess we’ll be doing school at the beach. I decided to not worry about all of school, but just our CC memory work. We’ll see how that goes. So, what is the protocol here? I’m trying to stay disciplined with school time and resist scheduling anything before 11am or trips/visits during school weeks. I now know that I may have to budge a little with thisĀ  new boundary, but I’m afraid I will fall into old habits. We already had a nap schedule that bound us to the house. But during non-napping time, flexibility was somewhat of a weakness before now. I like a little spontaneity in life. Now I’ve got to be even more rigid. I don’t want to be too rigid though. And, shoot! Vacations are so much cheaper in the off season. What do y’all do? Side note: my posts will be light this week, but I hope to post some pictures from our visit! Here’s a few from my iPhone. It’s amazing all the different light temperatures I got just from changing the direction I was shooting. Excuse the iPhone pix, but here’s my disclaimer: this is real...