Friday, June 19, 2009

Stream of unconciousness

You know what they say ... No more pencils, no more books, no more teacher's dirty looks.


The school year may be over, but it's really more like "The king is dead. Long live the king."

Because it's never REALLY over. Summer school starts in four days. A full year of biology done in six weeks.

Oh, and cheer.

Two or three practices a week, plus gymnastics classes.

And cheer camp.

Somewhere in there she might have to do homework. We hope.

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On a similar subject, my baby girl is now a SOPHOMORE.

Somehow a full year of high school slipped by me. It only took, oh, about two or three minutes, and I don't know how that happened.

In less than a month, she will turn 15. Six months after that -- or so she tells me EVERY damned day -- she can get a learner's permit. And then six months after THAT, a driver's license.

Drat you, state of California, for allowing our children on the road at 16.

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Here's something I'm REALLY excited about:

I have somehow become the official photographer for the Roo-girl's cheer team!

I have no idea how that really happened, except that I happened to take a pretty decent photo of the congratulatory school sign when the girls won a national championship.

Yes, I took a picture of the SIGN.

And the coach and advisor apparently thought that made me an expert.

I mean, it was a pretty good picture of the sign, but SERIOUSLY.

Based on that, I was asked to take a team photo (which came out pretty good, if I may say so).

And based on THAT, I have been elevated.

So my responsibilities will include photos of the team in their new uniforms (when they come) and individual shots of the seniors for the football program. (HUH???)

It also means shooting the girls at football games.

From field level.

Whoooohoooo! I get a field pass to the varsity football games! (Yes, I'm a dork.)

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In a fitting bit of whacky, I have entered the monthly writing contest at Scribbit.

The subject for this month is food.

I entered this post.

I'm going to hell.


justmylife said...

I know how you feel about the kids getting older. It just goes so fast! My baby will be 10 in just a few days.

I love your choice for the contest! I was laughing my butt off.

Grand Pooba said...

I my gosh, I laughed so hard at your last comment.

Hey I've been on my way there for a while now!

Burgh Baby said...

I'm always afraid to blink because when I open my eyes, Alexis is going to be Roo's age. Why does it have to pass so quickly?

Nap Warden said...

I can't take the "it goes by so fast"....can't take it!

Jaina said...

Sounds like summer is no vacation for the Roo girl. Congrats on being the official photographer, that's exciting! And a field level pass? Too cool! As for the license, well, as the parent you still have the final say on that one ;) said...

OH, OH! I am TOO! Going to hell, that is.
NO YOU'RE NOT! Heh, now I need to go to those links and see what you're talking about.
My youngest daughter just graduated this year. And yes, it does fly by SO fast.

Debbie said...

I have always told my kids that I don't care what the calendar says, they will get that license when I think they are ready. 16 is so young!

Karen said...

At least you get to photograph the event your daughter is in. I have to watch every pig show until a winner is declared.

The Duchess of Wessex said...

I'm so excited for you! Field level, means only the best Pictures possible! Roo will have to pose for, "the" photographer - it'll be your, "job" now. So, Yea!

You just have to let the driving excitement go... As annoying (and expensive) as it is. There's no stopping that.

I got through it by remembering how excited I was at that age. I couldn't get into that 1979 Ford Pinto fast enough!

As for my boys... My oldest drove until the State said he couldn't drive any more - after the fourth speeding ticket, I sold the car and refused to keep any more lawyers in nice ties to keep things off his record.

Now, he makes the car payments and has his own insurance policy - both he treasures like he never treasured the car we bought him or the policy we allowed him to share.

Live and learn!

Roo girl will be great! It's just the other six million people on the road we have to fret over!

Rachel said...

Janet!!!!!!!! That is awesome! I'm so excited for you!!! That is truly well deserved and YAY for you on field level WOO HOO!!!!!

Pamela said...

you'll be in good company there. snort.

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