Monday, September 7, 2009

Twas the night before school...

Please note that the subtitle to this post should be "Why I need to replace my digital camera".

I don't want to jinx anything, so I'm going to whisper.
Lean in reeeeally close.
Can you still hear me?
School starts tomorrow!
*gasp* Shhhhhhhhh!
Was that a wee bit of excitement in my voice?
It's been so long, I'm not sure if I would recognize it anymore.
Kay. Now pretend like I never said anything. Back to this blog's regular post.

Jaysen has been bouncing off the walls for the last four days. Not that I've been counting.
The kid is acting like he had a case of Red Bull. I mean, flippin' BERZERKER.
Maybe it has something to do with school starting, maybe it has to do with Mercury being in retrograde. I really don't know. What I do know, is my son has never had a "night before school" where he hasn't had a meltdown of epic proportions, refusing to go. 'Tis not the case tonight.

I put him to bed an hour ago, and he's been out of bed twice already.
The first time was understandable- I was sharpening pencils.
His teacher requests each kid brings 4 dozen pencils- sharpened. 4 dozen pencils? Seriously? Who does she think is going to sharpen all these pencils? I can tell you it's not the kid. At least not my kid.

So why would Jaysen come downstairs, just to watch me sharpen pencils?
It may have been because the only pencil sharpener I have is shaped like a cat- that you stick a pencil into its butt, and it meows as you're sharpening. Yes, for real.
And it's loud.

Bring on the school year.


Casdok said...

Hope Jaysen settles down as he gets back into the school routine.
4 dozen pencils??!

Heike said...

I'll be thinking of you (well, dreaming)

datri said...

4 dozen pencils? Seriously? And we only have those tiny ones that the kids aren't even allowed to have in school anymore because they might take the blade out and use them as weapons!

Corrie Howe said...

Can't wait to hear how it went.

Amber said...

Wow, I've seen a few crazy supply lists but man - that's a lot of freaking pencils.

And those are the best sharpeners ever. I feel the deep seated desire to search ebay for pencil sharpeners....

Ashley's Mom said...

I had a great school supply list for my daughter also:

pencils, pens, a ruler, notebook paper, disposable camera, etc.

Doesn't seem too bad, does it, until you realize the MY DAUGHTER IS BLIND!! She can't see to write with pens or pencils and doesn't user notebook paper. A ruler - I'm not blind and have a hard time reading the little lines on those. And a camera - wtf??

And yes, the school district, teacher, aides, principal, etc. all knew she was blind because we have had several marathon IEP meetings on that subject.