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Get the Funk out!

on June 1, 2011

Hey friends. Just wanted to drop a shorty short note and let you know that I haven’t forgotten about you! I forgot my phone number, my address and my kid’s birthday, but not about you! Ha ha! just kidding, mostly.

We are just winding up our school year and it’s crazy how it seems to go faster the closer we get to the end. I don’t get it, it never seemed to work that way when I was a kid!

I’m also dealing with some feelings of nostalgia. A funk, really. My son, my oldest, my most precious first-born is finishing elementary school today. I can’t believe how quickly the time has gone. They have been wonderful years and they’re coming to an end. Next year he’s in middle school. And on top of that, we’re putting him in a private middle school, which is um, less than appealing to him. The public school in our district is a very good school, my problem with it is the fact that 14 elementary schools come together in one building for a class of approximately 1100 kids, PER GRADE. In one building. Yeah, can you say ginormous? We don’t want him to fall thru the cracks or feel like he’s not worthy or good enough. The school we’re putting him in has 35 kids in the 5th grade right now, in two classes. It goes thru 8th grade and then feeds to one of three private high schools. It has been a very difficult decision to come to and it’s a serious commitment for the next 7 years and beyond. I think the part of it that’s the hardest for me, besides the end of elementary school, is seeing him unhappy. He so does not want to go. One of his classmates will be going to this school, and he knows a few other kids there (it’s connected to our church in the way that Catholic schools are part of a parish I guess) so it won’t be a sea of unfamiliar faces. I think the reality’s setting in and it’s a major change. Even though I’ve told him it will be a major change either way. Agh, it’s tough being a parent sometimes.

And of course, in the midst of all of these mixed emotions, some numbnuts computer genius managed to get his stupid malware virus on my laptop, so it’s at the IT guy’s right now getting a thorough cleaning. Grr. If those ppl would use their brains for good, think about what a world we’d live in!

So, please forgive me for not posting any new recipes for a bit. I’ll be back next week with some delicious offerings. Think about roasted Vidalia onions, tomatillo salsa verde, and Tuscan chicken to name a few. Come back next week and see what’s new!

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2 responses to “Get the Funk out!

  1. I think your son will be okay after the first day of school. It is hard to start over somewhere where you feel a bit alone even when he is not. Just the majority of people he know will be at the school that sounds over crowded. In the long run you made the right decision. It will be good for his grade and academic development. Plus less risk for him to fall into any groups if any are there.

    • You are so sweet, thank you. I know he will be fine once he gets there, it’s just the lead up, the anticipation that’s hard. I did tell him that I wanted him to keep an open mind because you really can’t decide whether you like something or not until you’re actually there. i think the hardest part about this is knowing that he’s unhappy because of a decision that we made. Even though I know in my heart it’s the best for him, and so many of my friends would do the same thing if they could swing it financially, it’s still so hard to see his big blue eyes welling up with tears.

      I will say, I had some grown up time today with several other moms at a gorgeous pool of one of the mom’s and it did wonders. I feel much better just getting out of the house and not dwelling on it. sunshine, swimming pool, adult beverages and friends can cure alot of things!

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