Friday, August 13, 2010

It's Almost Backpack Fairy Time!

I can't believe it is that time of year again.  Less than a week until the first day of school.  Everyone but Zane is excited.  Zane wants to go work in the barn instead of go to school.  He was quite sad when Michael told him that wasn't going to happen.  Dillon likes school, but given the option I think he would choose the barn too as long as he could drive the horses while he was there.  The first day of school also means a visit from the backpack fairy.  The kids have already been talking about her.  What will she bring this year?  Unfortunately, the backpack fairy has had a long summer and is out of ideas and steam.  Hopefully she can gather enough up to get this one last thing done before school starts.  Probem is, she still has to make two batches of fried pies, go to three eye appointments, get papers filled out at the dentist and then mailed to school, make a trip to Brookings, go to back to school night for 4 children, write a poem to leave with the prizes and actually go somewhere and get the prizes.  All this has to be done around the normal things of laundry, cooking supper, taking the kids swimming, cleaning, grocery shopping, church stuff, and a husband's ridiculously busy work schedule.  The backpack fairy is trying to avoid caffeine and too much sugar which makes the afternoon slumps a little slumpier and the need for a nap a little greater! 

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