Shannon Stacey

One down…

The tall kid’s at school!


The Back to School routine wreaks havoc on this family. Because of the husband’s hours, we tend to eat late and go to bed late in the summer, and it’s a shock trying to return to responsible hours. Especially for me as I move almost totally to a second shift life, bordering on third at times, and now must go back to first. And the short kid will miss the tall kid desperately for a few days.

The short kid goes back next week, and then I’ll have three afternoons a week alone. I can’t wait.

But the tall kid and his friend arrived on time today, both fully dressed with summer reading projects and fully stocked backpacks in hand.

Time for my cookie.

(On the other hand, I have 7696 unread emails, so maybe Doritos would be better.)

3 comments to “One down…”

  1. Dee
      · August 29th, 2005 at 10:26 am · Link

    LOL! My kid don’t go back til Sept 8th. (WHIMPER!) I’m totally jealous, but yes, getting him in bed before 9pm again is getting to be war. The child is a natural night owl, so forcing him to school hours is like getting a lion on a vegetarian diet.

    Here’s wishin you luck!

  2. Anna Lucia
      · August 30th, 2005 at 2:26 am · Link

    I saw Secret Window yesterday (I swear I will never disrespect my muse again) and I had to laugh when I saw Doritos were the snack of choice…. Hey! Shan’s a crazy writer!

    And this is news, how?


  3. Shannon
      · August 30th, 2005 at 10:05 am · Link

    Do you know I’ve owned that movie for about two months and have never watched it?

    But Johnny Depp and Doritos? I don’t know if my heart could take it. Must watch it soon. :love:

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