It’s the first day of school here in Monticello and the kids were very excited to get back in the school day routine. Mac had 1st day jitters and due to stomach butterflies she had to have a Tums , her new shoes were rubbing and she had picked out pants to wear but it’s going to be hot so she swished to shorts at the last minute. But we made it through and they both were dropped off on time.
But on the way to school Will told me he wasn’t happy with the backpack he picked out. He chose a very nice Iowa Hawkeye bag so
I was intrigued by what he thought was better. Apparently while watching T.V. he saw commercial advertising backpacks designed to prevent bullying. With the pull of a cord you engage flashing lights and sirens which is supposed to ward off attackers.
I assured him that he will be in no danger especially considering
that I drop him off and pick him up but he’s adamant that he wants the “Safety Backpack” for next year. I think he wants it for the bells and whistles and not necessarily for safety purposes. I can assure you that William would be the kid pulling the cord to activate the alarm just for fun. I can also assure you that he will not be getting a $60 backpack.
I guess it’s a sign of the times but how sad that this type of backpack is even necessary.
Windows Wide Open
For the past few days we’ve had the windows open after having the
central air on for months. I really enjoy the fresh air circulating throughout the house but it’s embarrassing at the same time. My family is REALLY loud. No one can watch TV without the surround system on and when video games are played I can just image the neighbors ducking from the sound of the bullets flying. And when the kids argue or even play, things get out of hand and I find myself saying, “will you please keep it down, the neighbors can hear you!.” I never hear the neighbors but I’m certain they can hear us.
But oh well, I suppose in no time at all the windows will be up and the heat will be on and we all will be complaining about the cold.
A couple in Texas are the new parents of five babies. They are
missionary workers in Papua New Guinea and when they had problems conceiving they began shots to help with ovulation. They already have an eight-year-old son. Stories like this amaze me. I can understand a person’s “want” to have their own biological children but when it doesn’t happen naturally I don’t understand why they don’t adopt. I would think as missionary workers they would see plenty of children in need. I think it’s a selfish act to take the risk of having that many children at one time. It compromises the quality of life for the children involved.
Hopefully these kids grow up healthy and lead amazing lives but as we’ve seen on reality shows, it doesn’t always work out that way.
It’s time to buy that lucky ticket! Mega Millions is at 45 million dollars for the drawing on 8-17. You can’t win if you don’t play and you can’t whine if you don’t win – those are the rules!
Have a fantastic day!