For the past eight years, Miss Pam has been picking at least one of the kids up and driving them to kindergarten and first grade and then returning them safely home at the end of the day. That’s like one thousand four hundred forty days. For the last one thousand four hundred forty school days […]
The After School Struggle
I was at a birthday party with Number 7 for a girl in her class on Saturday, and I was sitting next to a mom I’ve never really spoken to. Since it’s the beginning of the school year, she asked me, as people often do in September, how Number 7 was liking school. I told […]
Last Day, First Day
Last day of school, summer is here. Last day of my baby’s kindergarten year. Last day packing lunches and taking the bus. Last day for alarm clocks and making a fuss. Last day for ripping the brush through the hair, and frantically searching for something to wear. Last day of forgetting to send in the […]
How To Not Be An A$$hole. Lesson 1.
While perusing old posts I had written today, I came across one entitled Don’t Be an Asshole. I wrote it last year in response to one of my biggest pet peeves… people who don’t return their f*&%ing carts at Costco. Or any grocery store, for that matter. It drives me insane. And it got me […]
Is your child suffering from ASMS?
After School Meltdown Syndrome is in full effect here in the NYAM household. Actually, the older kids are adjusting fairly well. But, as expected, Number 7, who just started kindergarten, is having some issues. Number 7 is like a mini Number 4. On steroids. Life is always a crapshoot, and predicting what the day will bring […]
The Relief is Real
Today I sent my baby off to kindergarten. It was a day I’ve been dreading for a long time. Even the thought of seeing her walk up the steps of the bus drove me to tears. Until about six weeks ago. This summer just destroyed me. And it wasn’t even a bad summer. Nobody got […]