Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Back to school

Carlie spent her day today planning her fall makeup color pallette. I am not even making this up. Have you met me? My makeup color pallette consists of brown/black mascara and -- oh wait, that's all.

Middle school. God help us.

The stress of our back to school situation is not helped by the fact that we still do not know which school she is going to. Her current school (Catholic, private) starts one week before her potential new school (Art School, public), which means if the Art School waits until the last minute to let us know that she is in, we will have to (a) purchase unnecessary school supplies from the current school's list (b) buy 6th grade uniforms (which we have zero of, because it is different than the 5th grade uniform and (c) pay the first month's tuition.

I don't want to do any of those things.

I am considering homeschooling her, except I get hung up on the part where we are (a) at home together and (b) doing school type stuff. Other than that, homeschooling is our backup plan.

I am really very much not ready for summer to end. Or for my baby to grow up.


Cheri @ Blog This Mom!® said...

So, if you homeschool Carlie, you should take a field trip to San Diego so that she can meet the Mac God for makeup lessons.

That is all.

Jen on the Edge said...

I seriously will not know what to do when my girls want to start wearing makeup.

Oh wait, I'll just pay Carlie to tutor them.

Anna Whiston-Donaldson said...

Makeup? Dear Lord. I am not ready for that!!!


Fantastic Forrest said...

Why not just start off this year frontloading the inevitable absences? No need to buy supplies or uniform or tuition. Then when the art school gets off its butt and says she's in, you can just call the private school and say "so sorry, didn't you get my letter that she was going someplace else?"

You're welcome.

Clare said...

This is hilarious! Good luck with the beginning of the school year. My kids go to Catholic school, and I heart the fact that they wear uniforms with all of my heart. Less arguing in the morning always equals YAY for me.

Keetha said...

They still have not let you know anything?? Ugh.

A back to school makeup palette. Go Carlie, O Organized One.

Before I started 8th grade, I cut up slips of paper and carefully wrote an outfit, including accessories, on each one and planned out my entire first month of wardrobe changes. I think that lasted a week. Or less.