Thursday, August 7, 2008

11 days and counting

The kids start school on Monday, August 18. I asked both if they were excited about school starting. Neither of them sounded too happy.

I would think that Jeff at least would be excited since this is his senior year and all the hoopla that goes along with it. Nope. He is too worried about getting good enough grades to get into the college he wants to go to, which is Embry Riddle. It's a great school for Aerospace Engineering. Jeff has a very demanding schedule this year. I cringed just looking at it. It's not that he doesn't have the smarts to pull it off; it's his lack of discipline that is the problem. This school year leaves no room for his slacker mentality. I will have to become the school warrant with him this year, I just know it.

Not only have I been shopping for the necessary school supplies and some clothing. I have also been shopping for an acne scars cream or solution. Jeff's acne is doing better. He's not getting many break outs but his skin is scarred. I would like for him to have better confidence in the way he looks. He is a good looking kid, biased mom or not, he is. I haven't come across one yet that doesn't make his face all red and does not cause peeling. I have seen commercials promising certain outcomes but unless I know of someone who has tried it and has success with it. I won't bother buying the product. I am not one to just throw my money away. It's not like we have a lot of money to begin with so what we do have has to count.

Katie is pretty much all set in the school department. Her school publishes the supply list on their website so it was easy to get everything that she needs. Now we just have to stock her up on clothes. This kid grows so fast it's hard to keep up with her. What we buy now will not fit her come Christmas time. It's enough to make me want to pull my hair out.

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