2 weeks before the first day of school:
-Make vow to get the kids in bed earlier and up earlier so the first day back isn't so difficult.
-Put "go to bank" on the list of errands to get dollar bills and quarters to be prepared for school lunch money.
-Set schedule for the procrastinating reader in the family to finish summer reading books.
-Shop for school supplies.
-Find latest school documents that contain important dates.
1 week before school starts:
-Make vaguely non-sensical threats along the lines of, "If you don't get to bed sooner, it's going to be really hard for you to get up on Thursday."
-Move the "go to bank" reminder to the dashboard of car.
-Spend quality time with procrastinator reading summer reading books "together".
-Look at school supplies in their nice white Target bags on the dining room table.
-Feel confident that the important documents are either in the "upstairs pile" or the "downstairs pile".
Two days before school:
-Decide that an 11pm bedtime is "making prgress".
-Hope Busy Girl comes back from the beach with money so they can eat lunch the first day.
-Scout Internet for book summaries so I can at least make sure he's got the "high points" what he's read. Have Fleeting thoughts of (me) reading Cliff Notes.
-Wonder where school supplies went.
-Ask someone if the first day of school is a half day or a whole day.
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