August 21, 2007

End of Summer

Today was spent getting ready for school. And ending the summer.

VW met the boys and me at the beach this morning. It was rough surf, so the life guard came down to where we were and talked to us about what was going on with the currents and such. (He only had our five boys to watch and we are diligent Moms anyway, so it was a non-event for him, I am sure.)

Anyway, his coming to talk to us, that pretty much made my entire morning. Good grief. He was a hottie.

The boys had a blast and we left about 11:00, where we headed home so my boys could shower and we could run our last minute before school errands.

I spent the greater part of tonight, labeling folders, putting paper in notebooks, helping cover their text books, essentially helping them get organized.

It is odd… but, as much as my eldest gets all ‘12’ on me, there are some things he still enjoys. He still loves sitting next to me and having me help him get his school supplies together. All the boys enjoy that… but I like the fact HE still does. And he still wants me to come up to his class for drop off, but I’m only allowed to say, “Bye.”

Umm… by his imitation that would be a guttural “bye” without moving my lips.

I promised him I’d not kiss him or say, “Bye SWEETIE!” We were laughing about it at the table.

So as much as I’ve been dreading school starting, we are all looking forward to tomorrow…

Posted by Boudicca at August 21, 2007 09:02 PM | TrackBack

What kind of covers did you put on their books???? Anything fun? Roaches? Sloths? Snipers?

Posted by: Angus of Argylshire at August 21, 2007 09:20 PM

That would be Mo's friends- snipers, Mo's food -roaches. I couldn't wait to wake up in the morning to see what Dad had put on my book covers. My friends loved it too.

Posted by: Morrigan at August 21, 2007 09:30 PM

I don't remember the snipers. I remember the roaches though!

They have these bookcovers you can buy now... book socks or something. We use those. Brown paper bags is so passe. ;-) Besides, I don't think Ringo would be caught dead with my having designed a book cover for him... although I suspect if I cover one in roaches, he might be cool.

Posted by: Bou at August 21, 2007 09:36 PM

I'm thinking that, should you drop the occasional "Bye, Sweetie" in there, Ringo would appreciate the humor.


Posted by: That 1 Guy at August 21, 2007 10:51 PM

The boys loved it. Tot talked to Mamaw about going to the beach with your boys. Which means a lot coming out of his mouth. High praise. Thanks for inviting us!

Posted by: vw bug at August 22, 2007 05:31 AM

Roaches? Yep, my dad would definately do something like that! I remember brown paper bags, I also remember having to remove mine by the third day of school for vulgarity *guilty look*

Posted by: Oddybobo at August 22, 2007 08:04 AM