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Archive for 24. August, 2010

2010/236: Back To School

Yesterday was the first day back to school for the girls.
Sara started second grade, and met her new teacher last Friday. At breakfast I asked her if she wanted me to walk in with her, but she said that she just wanted to get dropped off in the car lane (I’m so proud of her!). When I picked her up in the afternoon, she said that the day went well and that she had fun.
Melissa started highschool this year and was really nervous. We missed the schedule pick-up day because we were still on vacation, but we went last Thursday morning to pick up her schedule, along with a map of the school, and we went to find her locker and all her classrooms. Her school is huge and she’s getting quite a workout, walking back and forth to get to her classes.
This morning she was nervous that she would get lost, but it turned out that she never did, and she said that her day went pretty well.
Dropping her off and (especially!!!) picking her up was a nightmare!!! Good thing we left a little early in the morning, and she had plenty of time to pick up her “blue schedule”, although she didn’t have time to get her ID picture taken. No big deal, since she still has a few days to take care of that. Then picking her up was even worse. I was stuck in school traffic long before I even got to the school zone. I had sent Melissa a text, letting her know that I had left and to just look for the car. I get a text back from her while I was on my way to the school, letting me know that she had to get her picture taken and that it might be a while. No problem, I was stuck anyway. Then I thought about picking her up outside the auditorium, which is of the opposite side of the school, and sent her a text and asked her if she wanted to go over there, but I heard back from her too late (was already across the intersection and in the pick-up line with no way to turn around) so she had to walk all the way over to the other side of the school again. Then I had to deal with these idiot drivers! They leave two or three car lengths between themselves and the car in front of them, and if they would just move up, the back-up wouldn’t reach as far back. Ugh, I hate that!!! Seriously!! It took more than 30 minutes from the time I left home until we were out of the school parking lot! Starting today, the plan is to pick her up in the auditorium parking lot. She said it wasn’t busy at all, and she can stay inside the building (especially in this awful heat, and when it rains) and I can pull right up to the doors. I can take a different road to the school as well, and hopefully won’t get stuck at the stop sign for 15 minutes, waiting to cross the intersection into the school. Oh, and let’s not forget about the idiot who made a left turn out of the right-turn lane at the elementary school in morning, and cut me off (and got honked at!)!!
Then of course we got to go to Wal-Mart, school supply shopping. That was fun! (NOT!) but at least we were able to find almost everything she needed, just need to look for poster board somewhere else. Makes me even more thankful that we ordered Sara’s supplies from the PTA.

Today can only get better, right? But just in case I do disappear, never to be heard from again, you can find me in the rubber room of the local loony bin 😉