Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The end is nigh!

The end of summer, that is. Why does it always go by so fast??? I finally gave in and got the school supplies yesterday. Fortunately, my sixth grader loves school and shopping, so she's been hounding me for weeks. I'm pretty sure I'd be doing it all last minute if it weren't for her. :o) I hate it; it's like saying goodbye to fun (and, um, sleeping in).

We've had a fun summer, spending it mostly at my parents' place a) because it's fun and b) to save me from having to clean the house for showings. I'm so thankful for my mom and that she (mostly??) likes having us around! Unfortunately, our house STILL hasn't sold, so the kids and I are stuck here for a while longer while hubby slaves away in our future home city (7 hours from here). I'm also thankful for my sister, without whom we wouldn't even have entertained the thought of taking this fantastic job opportunity. My husband has a place to stay, and we don't have to pay rent on top of our mortgage. What would we do without such a great family??? I don't even want to think about it.

So, instead of planning a move at the moment, we're gearing up for another school year. Fortunately, the kids' schools are super excited about us staying (phew!). We decided to home school the 2 high schoolers; my oldest is going into grade 11 and rather than lose a semester's worth of credits by moving mid-semester, she's going to take online courses (again). My #2 is going into grade 9, which is high school in my little city, but he has cerebral palsy (albeit a rather mild case compared to many) so with the big adjustments, I thought it'd be best to just keep him home rather than make him transition twice in (hopefully) a few months time. Besides that, when we do move, he'll be back in Jr. High, so it'll be a little less stressful to become the top dog at a new school. He's pretty excited to stay home for a bit because we'll be working on American History (not really something that's covered in the Canadian curriculum...). We'll also be focussing a lot on Math so he doesn't get behind. He's less excited about that, though. ;-)

One good thing about school starting (and the inevitable routine), is that I look forward to finally catching up on some blogs to see what everyone has been up to this summer!



Laura said...

Good luck with the house, Tracy. I hope it sells soon!

Ixchelle said...

Your oldest is in 11th grade...no way!! Tracy, where does the time go?? Holy Cow!! Please post pics again, so I can see those kiddos. Love you.

ali cross said...

Oh man. I'm so sorry about the house! But YAY for great families who can help us handle the curve balls of life.

It just totally blows my mind that you have an 11th grader. Crazy! I simultaneously think it would be awesome to have MEN for kids and also terrified of letting them age a single day beyond their birthday (11) this week.

Good luck with all the goings on, Tracy!

Medeia Sharif said...

I hope you sell the house.

The summer does go by really fast. I just want it to last longer (since I'm a teacher who has it off).

Michelle Teacress said...

Hi Tracy! I've been gone for the month of August, so I'm glad to be catching up on blogs. Good to 'see' you, and I'm sorry your house hasn't sold yet. Yes, thank heaven for family. :)

MTeacress said...

Hi Tracy. :) I know it's been almost a year since you've blogged so I imagine you may not even get this comment, but I just wanted to let you know I still remember you and miss seeing you around the bloggerhood. Happy Sunday.

Ryan said...

Hopefully everything worked out for you by now. You may never know the reason but sounds like you guys handled it well.