Thursday, August 4, 2011


So, here's what went down in July.

Son: summer soccer (in 100+ degrees).
Me: teaching.
Daughter: gymanstics team training (in Y gym with 2 AC units out).
Me: more teaching.
Son: nature camp with university biology folks.
Me: catching a defiant plagiarist.
Daughter: Made the top level for swim lessons. Learned to do a flip turn.
Me: did actually bike to work for a week.
Hubby: stayed up late gaming.
Son: claymation camp, followed by invention camp. Made elaborate roller coasters and video of a bank robbery.
Me: wore flip flops to all classes after the first week. Bought farmer's market produce from students.
Son: came home from "outdoor adventure camp" with heat exhaustion. Cried.
Daughter: began the Harry Potter series.
Son: saw the seventh film, three times. Cost us a fortune.
Me: more teaching. And an entire two seasons of Damages. (Yes, I unplugged but not from my beloved Netflix, which was the only thing that got me through summer school.)
Hubby: stayed up late gaming.
Me: learned to make GF bread from scratch. Learned the secret to enjoying baking is to stay on Atkins, where I have lost 20 pounds. Baking is now a lot more fun.
Daughter: Made this discovery: "Wait. So that's where I came from?!"
Son: Began a Yugio collection and formed a duelling club. Had a "Platform 9 3/4 party" to celebrate being 9 3/4 years old. Harry Potter robes worn by all (except one creative Sirius Black who had a face-painted beard and a dog nose). Many killing curses hurled around the yard, in between Quidditch and Potions class. Restroom renamed The Room of Requirement.
Daughter: learned how to put a ring sprinkler on her head and chase everyone at said party. Then filled the birdbath, colored it with green food coloring left over from Potions class, and everyone stuck their faces in the "Pensieve." Sirius Black went home with green eyebrows.
Hubby: Ran Potions class and a Quidditch match, and then stayed up late gaming.
Me: Hurt my wrist playing Scrabble on my Kindle.

Wonder what August will bring? Hard to top that!


  1. Wow, so many cool things! And you caught a defiant plagiarist? You're my hero.

  2. Hubby would like to add that in addition to late night gaming, he also taught. :)

  3. I laughed at "That's where I came from?" ha. I remember learning that for the first time and thinking, "ew, ew, ew."

    Sounds like you all had a BUSY, but lots of FUN month! Awesome. Good to have you back. :)

  4. And I'm not anonymous, I'm LKL. Blast you, Blogger.

    Ink: Still defiant, unfortunately. But so busted!

    Hubby: Pshaw. You know it's true.

    Fie: She keeps forgetting, and then relearning, this particular factoid. I guess she likes the gross out factor! And thanks. Good to be back!

  5. You can play scrabble on the Kindle?! I'm glad that I don't know how to do that. That would be dangerous. Three cheers for getting through summer school and for making it through the mixed bag of summer!

    My verification word is "ingrat."