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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Obligatory First Day of School Posting and Evidence of How Cruel I Have Become

Wanna see da Boo on the first day of school? Of course, you do! Why else would you be here? My contest is closed and it's not like I post much of interest lately...

Anyway, here she is:


We had a bit of a clothing emergency the night before school started. See, I recently discovered Crazy 8's clothes and I really love them. I had an outfit all picked out for that big first impression, but when I went to lay it out for her...the skirt looked ginormous. She tried it on and it slid down her hips. Not exactly the look I was going for. Luckily for us, we were also out of bread and milk and baby wipes so a trip to the store was already essential. I joined the ranks of the forlorn, hunting for correct sizes amongst the picked-over racks in Target (since I'd much rather give them my money than Wally World). And since the mall was already closed. I found this ensemble still on sale. Crisis averted!


The Boy starts kindergarten this year but not until next week. He's looking forward to riding the bus but not actually going to school. I think it's because he's going to miss me. And you can't really tell from this picture but his shirt has a zombie on it, demanding "BRAAAAAINS!" Apparently I am not the only one anticipating an undead apocalypse. We just vary in how excited we are at that prospect.

One of the things I like about my community are the seasonal traditions we developed over the years. For instance, on the first day of school, parents and kiddos gather at the bus stop, bringing breakfast with them. We've turned it into a fun little party; a nice way to send the kids off to school, where we can give high-fives to other moms or maybe even hand over the tissues to the occasional teary-eyed ones, all while we munch on donuts and silently pray that our daughter doesn't dump that whole cup of chocolate milk down her shirt because boy howdy, would we be in a fix. Or at least, most people bring donuts....Remember how I am trying to trim down my fluffiness? And have I mentioned how we're getting much better at recycling? So I stroll up to the party carrying this:


Mmmm...totally drool-worthy. Oh, but wait! I haven't opened it yet! Inside? Are these:


Frozen grapes. Like popsicles without the sticks and in wrappers that you eat! Who wouldn't love 'em? Well, everyone who was expecting cream puffs, apparently. I think they're the perfect snack to eat just before the kids get home from school, you know, so you have the energy to finally get out of bed and get something done, other than determining if those teens shuffling down the street might be looking to increase their grades by eating your brains.

9 comments:

Janell said...

Boo's adorable.

You're evil for advertising something as having chocolate when it hasn't any chocolate at all!

Popcorn House said...

What a great neighborhood activity, such a great thing to do. I love Boo's first day of school outfit. So fun that The Boy gets to go to school this year too.

We love frozen grapes here too BUT I agree when you are thinking chocolate and get green grapes.....

We live in a Zoo! said...

Lol! Oh, I would have been disappointed about the grapes. But it would have been disappointment that they were frozen ;D (My teeth can't handle the cold, ouch) I love that you do a bus stop breakfast party. How fun! Kinda makes me sad that my kids don't ride the bus......

rocslinger said...

Okay, Trying to pass off grapes as cream puffs........I think their's a law, or should be.

Annette Lyon said...

I've heard good things about frozen grapes.

But now I want creme puffs. And I haven't eaten breakfast yet.

Mary said...

good job for sticking bringing something healthy!! I've found some great recipes in the few Biggest Loser cookbooks I have (but almost anything tastes good when you're only consuming 1100 calories a day!)

Me (aka Danielle) said...

I'm not going to lie, I would have been disappointed had I thought there were actually cream puffs in that container, and was greeted with grapes! Props for the healthy selection though!

Brooke said...

We like Crazy 8 too, oh yeah, we already talked about this. Huge sizing...

Jessica G. said...

Sure, chocolate-covered creme puffs are a tastier alternative to frozen grapes but for breakfast? Really?

:)

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