Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Like Kindergarten! Only With More Drugs and Facial Hair!

It's been one of those days, you know? Some questionable health news about our kitten which sort of makes me want to throw up with worry; a 10 year old who was more than a little bit stubborn about dividing his fractions during math and whether or not the "e" was dropped when the word "trade" became "traded"; and having to prep myself to walk into the high school for my eldest's high school orientation.

It's kind of like the first day of kindergarten. Only worse, because we've been through this whole scene before and it wasn't such a thrill the first time. I had considered keeping my reggae tam and ratty hair with tear-streaked make-up so that I could be all "WHAT?!?" to any parent or administrator who gave a sidelong glance when I said we homeschool, but I decided that this was just a wee bit immature and, perhaps, setting my son up for a poor experience. Instead, I have a moderately clean shirt on with brushed hair and fresh make up. I even reapplied deodorant.

That's going all out, folks. All. Out.

Deep Breaths are going to be required. Mock me all you want, but this is going against everything I have fallen in love with in these past 4 years of freedom. I feel like I am being forced back into a box full of windows again...


Here's a puppy and kitten love-fest picture to distract us all....

11 comments:

Frosted Fingers said...

Your son will do fine! I sure hope Claire kitty is ok. She's been in my thoughts all day.

Vicky said...

Whoa! Deodorant? Now that goes under the "good mommy" list.

Stacia said...

Hope the kitty baby gets an all-clear soon. And hope the high-school box isn't too stifling for you or for him. Hugs.

StephLove said...

It will be fine, just another step on the journey (says she who's never had a kid in high school). I hope your kitty's okay.

Kat said...

I'll have to be deep breathing it when my kids start high school too. Just thinking about it makes me sweat.
Deep breaths, mama!

Sandee said...

With all the support he has at home, your high schooler will do great! Take a deep breath!

Colleen - Mommy Always Wins said...

If there's anything I know its that kids are more resilient than we could ever give them credit for. When my oldest is ready for HS I know I'll be doing deep breathing exercises as well, but it will only be hard on ME, not him!

Melisa said...

He will be fine, and so will you. I promise. xo

Deb said...

Ahhh. Good luck! I hope he lets you tell us how it goes.

(I put on deodorant about once a week, so I get how that's all out. LOL)

Cherelynn said...

Oh happy day!
It’s rainy here, the family is watching a Fringe dvd marathon and the crockpot is bubbling!
Hope this finds you having an awesome day too!
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Marianne said...

Deodorant? I save that sh*t for weddings and funerals. You went all out in my book.

He'll do great. I'm guessing he has a keen sense of humor and wonderful way with people...DNA being what it is.

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