Monday, August 18, 2008

Front Porches The Day Before THEY come back!

Here I sit on my my porch.  SO much to do today... so much. 

  I pretty much finished the playrooms inside last night.  ( Well, bar the cassette and CD racks that Randy is still putting up.   See.. I have decided he has ADD.  He is organizing them before he hangs the rack.  Organizing is good when you arent on a deadline and have too many things to do before THEY come back. But I dont find it too snazzy right now.  )  Anyway , the rooms are ready. I even put fresh paint in the paint tins and brand new markers on the art table.   I know, it all sounds easy but there are over 100 "must have" items that have to find a home.  Maybe trying to paint one of the playrooms after our hectic summer schedule was too much .  But it is done now and it looks good.  

So... here I sit on my front porch....

Today I move to the outside.  I will put a fresh coat of paint on the playhouse.  Wash all the toys that have sat untouched all summer, fill the sand  and water table, buy some new " learning equipment" ( aka --TOYS!) and put new ground cover down .   I have a busy day planned.   I need to get all that completed before 6 pm when I get to meet THEM at the park for a play date.   

As I sit on the porch and drink my cream with a little coffee...

 I watch the kids get on the school bus.   Isn't it cool how around 5 - 10 they are still excited about getting on that big yellow bus?   Somehow that joy diminishes as they get older.   I watch the neighbors get their two daughters off the school for the first day this year.   It was cute to watch them take pictures on their front porch - grinning and hoping no one saw them.   One of my kid kids from last year drove by on his way to kindergarten . His dad saw me and honked.  I said  a little prayer for him. I hope he has a good day.   The traffic is picking up and cars are filing by with anxious and excited children headed back to school with a clean slate -  ready to start a new year.

Here I sit on my front porch.

The " THEY " I am referring to is my  preschoolers.  I am so excited for school to start back on Wednesday.  I have 11 returning so I expect this will be a wonderful year.  As  I sit and reflect the weeds are growing in my flower beds that I want " just perfect " for my kids- so I better get off my porch and get busy. Wednesday will be here before you know it.  

 I think  I will sit on my front porch a few more minutes and hope one of my kids comes by.

4 comments:

Teacher Sheryl said...

I think I just might sit out on my front porch, too. So much to do! But I have a bit longer than you until it's time to be with my little ones again. Good luck between now and Wednesday!

Sheryl

Juliann said...

Do the kids get to play on the front porch? That would be so cool. Sounds like you have a lot of work to do. I like the idea of meeting at the park before the first day. Enjoy.

Juliann said...

Do the kids get to play on the front porch? That would be so cool. Sounds like you have a lot of work to do. I like the idea of meeting at the park before the first day. Enjoy.

MemoryMaker said...

Sheryl, I hope you made it to your porch.

Juliann, the childen are allowed on the porch. It is so cool. There is the traditional white wicker set with gingham pillows, a table set a deacons bench and a small child's ice cram parlor set. Many conversations are held on the wicker set. I put books on the ice cream set and blocks under the deacons bench. We can also watch the garbage truck arrive from there and Randy is known for grabbing his guitar and having impromptu singalongs. Hopefully the porch will have be a great memory for the kids.