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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Yikes...

Wow...time has gone whippin' by! I just haven't had any computer time at all, last week was nuts, taking one kid to camp at Big Bear, one to the airport for her vacation, picking up kid from camp, finishing up before school shopping stuff, first day of high school, picking up kid from airport....etc. I don't know why, but I just didn't seem to find the time to blog at all.

The first two days of high school were very intimidating for the youngest munchkin. Bodie wasn't digging on it much, very scary teachers, huge campus, gigantic student population. She's still stressing a bit, but seems to be settling in well. I think the biggest change for her is the cheerleader thing. She has to stay after school 3-4 days a week and won't get home until 5-ish. she's always been one of those, "Get my homework done right away" types, so its killing her to have to do homework when I'm cooking dinner. Nobody likes change though, she'll adapt well, I'm sure.

Cheerleading....hmm...I think maybe I'm an old stick in the mud but I just can't get myself psyched up about the newest fundraiser. My not yet 14 year old Freshman is supposed to sell tickets to a bus trip, the bus leaves at 6 AM on a Saturday, returns at midnight. On the bus will be Jello shooters, $10 Bingo cards, etc. and its destination is Stateline, NV for a day of gambling. I know that she can only sell to people over 21, but I'm just a tad uncomfortable with my 13 year old selling tickets for Jello shooters and transportation to casinos. This totally makes me look like a stiff collared Puritan, and I'm really not. Vegas and gambling isn't really my thing, but I don't care if others go, I don't see the fall of civilization in it or anything like that. I just don't feel right about having 13 year old shilling for it. Am I over-reacting? Probably! But that's just how it goes!!

I did manage get reading done last week, now if I can just get the reviews written! I just finished a couple of very good books, so watch for those reviews soon!

5 comments:

bermudaonion said...

Wow! I'm with you on that fundraiser. It seems inappropriate for high school kids. Who are they going to sell the tickets to? Their parents?

Holly said...

I completely agree that is not really the type of fundraiser I'd want my 13 year old doing. Sounds more like a college type of fundraiser to me! :-) Oh man, you are not making me look forward to the teenage years. I am already dreading it. And my daughters are only 3 and 5 years old!

bookfool said...

bermudaonion..her big sister, (she's 26) was going to go, but its the same weekend as dad's b'day, so she's not going to. It was never really said who they were to sell to, I guess relatives,neighbors, etc.? We don't have any relatives in the area, except immediate family, and since I'm not letting her knock on doors to sell these, I tossed the tickets. Yeah...I'm a rebel..... ;o)

bookfool said...

Keep 'em little as long as you can, Holly!! I miss those days!

sheistoofondofbooks said...

Fundraisers are tough! I'd rather buy wrapping paper or a magazine subscription (or, just write a check to the group!).

My fundraising pet peeve is the boxes of candy bars -- kids use their lunch money to buy M&Ms!