Monday, August 26, 2013

Happy Monday!

Only 9 more sleeps til the big kid goes back to school!
I can make it.
I can make it.

*sings* "It's the most wonderful time of the year"

Sounds terrible, I know. I'm just tired of the kids fighting and am really looking forward to having a routine back.  I think they are ready too.

Camp was fun, exhausting, frustrating and rewarding.  The camp last week was an all day, weeklong scout camp.  I was a "den escort" which basically means that I would bring the kids to each of their scheduled activities.  The hardest part of the whole experience is having to repeat yourself a hundred times a day, "keep your hands to yourself" was the biggest issue.  The other frustrating part was when the boys wouldn't listen to instructions from either myself, another escort or a program instructor.  They missed out on completing a few projects because of such behavior and they were spoken to by the camp director because one of the program areas complained about our den.  Now, you might be thinking it was me who couldn't keep them in line.  No, not quite.  My group had 15 boys with 4 adults and then we had another den with us who had 8 kids with 2 adults.  For some reason, the two groups just couldn't get their stuff together.  Alas, we made it.

Even with the problems though, I really did enjoy myself.  My favorite moment was while the boys were fishing.  Sure, I was almost hooked in the face twice and had to help hook a few worms (ewww) but when the boys listened to my instruction and actually caught a fish, oh to see their excitement!  Made all the frustration worth it!  There were a few moments like that throughout the week.  It was those moments that made me realize why teacher's teach; the other moments made me realize that teacher's really need to be paid more. Oye!

Anyway, it's back to (mostly) reality.
Still working on the bathroom. Waiting to find someone to do the shower pan.  This has been a crazy adventure.  Hopefully we'll get someone in here soon. Tired of not having my own shower. It's really beautiful though!  I'll post pics when everything is done.

This week is all about finalizing the back-to-school lists and getting back into some sort of a nightly routine so we are all fresh in the morning. We're also working on getting us all back into better eating habits.  I really thought I would be good last week. The thing I really realized is that when you are overtired and not sleeping correctly, it's a surefire way to overeat. So very true.  Last week was a disappointment in the food department.

Putting all that aside and am ready to get back into the swing of things.

Have a happy and healthy day.


  1. "It was those moments that made me realize why teacher's teach; the other moments made me realize that teacher's really need to be paid more."
    I remember my first moment like that. I was teaching a 5 year old piano and she completed her first 2 line song on her own. The joy in her eyes was truly priceless. Now ... well, let's just say, I head back into the classroom on Sept. 1st. You know that joy you're feeling? Ya, teachers don't feel it that much at the end of the summer ;)

    Glad camp went well :)

  2. I remember going to camp one time. I wasn't impressed! I didn't have a counselor cool enough to put a worm on my fishing hook though.

  3. Hi Jenn! Happy school days--for you! I know the feeling of that age of kids getting back to school and the bickering stopping-woo hoo! :D

  4. Jenn,
    You are awesome! That is all I have to say! :D