Is it time for bed yet?

It’s September 7th.

I’m exhausted. Here’s what I’ve been doing this week:

  • Kids are a week deep in school. My son’s allergies are in full swing – bloody nose and all.  I’ve already explained to the school nurse that he’s totally fine, he’s not in any pain – it just looks like a crime scene from Dexter. On that note – I love that show but I’m not sure if they will ever get back to the glory days of The Ice Truck killer. I digress.
  • I went to NYC twice this week. I took a picture each day because I felt like I was in Groundhog day (do you love that movie like I love that movie? Bing!). Same gray day. Same me. Almost same view trapped in a tower.

  • I’m looking forward to two things: the weekend, and my Vanity Fair coming in the mail.  Did you know there was a Scientology Dating process? Me neither. I’ll report back when I have all the vital info.
  • One of the best things about going to NYC is that I get to read The New York Daily Post. Oh how I love that paper. None of that smart, fair reporting that other papers get stuck on. Just ridiculous headlines with a bias slant.  Some of my recent favorites: “Headless Body found in Topless Bar”, Bradley Cooper movie review title, “Bradley’s Stupor”.  “Forgive Me Father, For I Have Killed. A Priest Confesses”.
  • Ended a Back-to-School night in the best way possible – at a bar. Thank the lord for non-judgemental mothers who don’t look at me with disgust when I suggest we have a drink after the teacher meetings.  Ok – full disclosure – I actually wanted to skip the meeting but they made me go.

8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. on thehomefrontandbeyond
    Sep 07, 2012 @ 09:27:41

    I so love the idea of a drink or two after a parent school meeting–wish we had done that when I was in the PTA

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  2. melissa.scholes.young
    Sep 07, 2012 @ 10:27:38

    I would be so much more enthusiastic about Back to School Night and the PTA if there were a happy hour afterwards. I’m usually rushing from work to get to both and rushing home to see the kids before bed. A civilized conversation and a drink sound much more appealing.

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  3. melissa.scholes.young
    Sep 07, 2012 @ 10:31:16

    This also reminds me of a conversation we had on campus about how to help the parents of our freshman depart with dignity. It can get a bit messy and weepy and unproductive during those final moments. Understandably, of course, but it doesn’t seem to do anyone (the parents or the freshman) any good. I was told of a university that gets the freshman and their parents together in the quad for the good-bye. Then they blow a whistle to indicate that everyone has five minutes to say their farewells (after the long weekend of moving in, settling, orientation, etc). Then they separate the parents from the kids and host a reception for the parents. As the parents walk through the door, they are handed a mimosa. Cheers!

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  4. squirrel circus
    Sep 07, 2012 @ 13:37:38

    My boys used to BOTH have raging nose bleeds on a pretty frequent basis. This was back when they used a nebulizer to control their asthma symptoms. Those suckers really BLEED. Oh, and, I totally stopped watching after the Ice Truck Killer I needed to drop an addiction, and Dexter had to go. I went to last year’s fall parent teacher’s conference AFTER an impromptu happy hour (Scott drove). I don’t judge ;-)

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  5. squirrel circus
    Sep 12, 2012 @ 12:10:36

    :)

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