Today was the first day of school for the Kent School District here in the rainy Puget Sound area. To be honest, I cannot remember any first day of school being so rainy. Sure, maybe we did have a rainy day on Kauai when I was a kid but usually in the Seattle area we luck out with no rain on the first day of school. Most years, we enjoy a nice September of great sunny weather (and wish our kids were out of school in September instead of rainy June). Last year, we had awesome sunny weather until October 1st.
That doesn’t mean that our Labor Day Weekend is always good. We’ve had Labor Day Weekends full of solid, miserable rain where we were stuck in the lake house the whole three day weekend. On the bright side, this upcoming Labor Day Weekend is looking fairly good according to the TV weather folks.
Yet happiness has returned to our household with the first day of school. Over the summer, the kids did argue and have a few fights. I know that is shocking considering what an awesome father I am and how well behaved my children are. I also may have forgotten to feed my daughter lunch a few times during the summer. But in my defense, she is 10 and knows how to make a sandwich. Besides, I was doing yard projects and my hands were dirty….well, not really I wear gloves…gotta keep my hands soft.
The kids returning back to school is always a mixed bag for me. I like having my kids around but I need them to go back before I go nuts. The internet and Xbox can only entertain your kids so much during the summer before you actually have to do something with them. You know, take them to a beach, do a vacation together, etc.
However, our summer is now over. It just blew by in a hasty mess of activities, summer camps, vacations, and trips and still left me with the feeling that I didn’t do enough with my kids.
So for the next 9 months of school, I’ll plan a really fun summer of 2014. We’ll do a bunch of hiking, road trips, vacations, river rafting, and stay weeks on end at fancy resorts paid by my hugely successful Blog of Worthless Advice! So hit that “Like” button now. Make some insane comments and have your cute photo below this post!