Monday, September 05, 2011

'Twas The Last Day Of Vacation...

Well, today was an interesting end to the kids' summer vacation. It was kind of nice for Julie & I. Both of the kids spent almost the entire day (9-5ish) outside playing with their friends in this insanely chilly weather and that gave us an chance to just relax inside and veg for the day.

How lazy was it? Well, I beat a game during the afternoon and then sat down to watch the extended cut of The Blues Brothers. And to top it all off, we were able to watch the first chunk of Empire Strikes Back (woo Hoth!) before the kids went to bed. Heck, Garrett was so tired that he didn't even want a story or anything. He just got up, shuffled over to his room at 7:30 and climbed up into his bed on his own volition.

Tomorrow is his first day of school and he's pretty excited. He had a bit of an emotional breakdown after supper when I tried to convince him to let his caterpillar, Sunshine, go free. We reached a compromise where we'd leave the container open on the backyard table and it would be up to Sunshine to stay or go. But other than that, Garrett's pretty excited to have a new class and make new friends.

Kara doesn't start school offically until next week, so that gives me a chance to see her off on the bus for her first day of school proper. She is going for an orientation day this week though but Julie's got that covered.

And now I'm off to get in my last burst of gaming for a bit before I'm off to the cottage to fish, read and play lots of board games for the next few days.

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