Saturday, July 30, 2011

School Days Are Quickly Approaching

I didn't do a blog yesterday.  Chalk it up to just not fitting it in, having a long day, and going to bed instead of taking the time to write. 

Yesterday K-Mart had a wonderful deal on jeans for children. The sale continues today... $7 for jeans for both girls and boys.  Since I have one of each, who start school on Aug 15, I decided I should run out and buy some pants for the kiddos.  My daughter came with me.  When I got there, there were very few jeans that ended up in this price category, but there were clearance racks for 40% off the lowest price.  So, I got my daughter 3 pairs of jeans for no more than $5 each.  They are cute jeans.  My son did end up with the $7 jeans.  Boys don't really seem to care too much for cute.  Socks are buy one, get one for 50% off, so I bought them socks as well.  Shirts are going to wait for another day.  I am always looking for a good deal on things that I need to buy.  If any of you hear of any good deals, please feel free to write a comment about it so that others may profit from your knowledge! 

It is amazing how quickly the summer time goes, especially with year-round schooling.  They finished their respective grades on July 1, and as I said, they will be going back on Aug 15.  Their summer break lasted all of about 6 weeks.  It seems like it will have been the perfect length though.  I have heard words like "I'm bored," and "There's nothing to do," creeping back into their vocabulary.  Perhaps this is because most of their friends are on other tracks at the school, and have already started back.

Year-round school struck terror into me as I heard the words being uttered at the school when I went to enroll them.  I quickly had thoughts running through my mind about what my children were going to think, how they were going to react, and if this is actually going to work.  Well, I have to say that I think that it is probably one of the wisest things they have come up with.  Children go to school for 9 weeks and get 3 weeks off.  My children loved the 3 weeks they got off within a couple of weeks of arriving here.  I also think this will work nicely when family from back East start making their homes in Nevada.  We will be able to go and visit them for awhile every 9 weeks, and not have to worry about the kiddos missing school.  That is definitely something that I am looking forward to!


  1. I was afraid too when I heard it, but I think it is working out better. I also look forward to more vacations year round then just in the summer with you and your family!

  2. Those are great deals you got! I am not looking forward to going shopping for Matthew.