Today I was happy spending the day with my family.
This week starts off poorly and then it gets better. Tomorrow morning we have Tommy’s m-team where we will hear the Knox County schools’ mantra that never makes it into the meeting notes, “We don’t make accommodations at the high school level.” Tomorrow evening is a support group meeting so Doug and I will have to decide who stays home with the children and who moderates the group. I have to get the fair entries mailed for Girl Scouts and continue searching for a meeting spot for the scout troop. Churches and schools no longer welcome scout troops. Are scouts that messy or delinquent? Wednesday I have a scout leader meeting and Thursday night is 3rd grade parent orientation. I think that if it’s your third child to go through third grade you should be excused from those meetings. How many times do you need to have the rules read to you (even though they’re on the paper in your hand) and get a lecture about how “this year is more serious.” Friday is my brother’s birthday and Saturday the Girl Scouts and I will be making a scarecrow. Any advice?
This year the school buses have combined routes and made changes that result in both 8-year-old, impulsive Noah and preadolescent Sarah having to run across Northshore during morning rush hour traffic. Add to this the fact that both buses come at nearly the same time but in two different locations, so only one child can be monitored. I know it could be worse. I heard there’s a bus stop on Pellissippi Parkway. That doesn’t make it any less stressful and dangerous.