Monday, August 15, 2011

Misty Water-Colored Memories

Tomorrow night we go to Plus One's new school to meet his new teacher. We got her name in the mail a few days ago, and I've been googling her ever since. (That's the idea, right?) We also get to drop off the $60 worth of school supplies I had to buy. They better serve cookies or something. Donuts?

Glue sticks aside, there's still something about the whole back-to-school thing that doesn't feel too real yet. I haven't bought the kid any shiny new duds, the air is still heavy with summer heat, and my husband won't be here for Plus One's first day. But I have a week to let it all sink in and practice not-sobbing in the school drop-off line.

In the meantime, I've been looking through some of his baby pictures. Because I'm pretty sure that will help me keep it together. I mean...right?

Yeah, that's backfiring just a little bit.

Be sure to find me at The Mouthy Housewives today, giving advice to a mom who wants to intervene in her daughter's school schedule so the girl can be with friends. (You should also enter their contest--which ends tomorrow--to win an iPad 2!)

I'm also at Moxie Bird responding to an incredibly inflammatory Forbes article that suggests "blogs for women are bad for women," implying that we're all unintelligent, lazy, man-haters. As you might imagine, I have a lot to say about this.