August 21, 2012

Seasons Change

Troy is working from home tomorrow and Thursday, and we've arranged babysitting for the kids next week, and OH MY LIFE, I'M IN COLLEGE. 

It feels weird. I'm nervous and apprehensive, but super excited at the same time. And since school starts on a Wednesday, my first class is software design, which makes me heave a big sigh of relief, because that's my happy place. 

In other unrelated news, I haven't spent any money this week. I know that probably seems like a dumb thing to be proud of, but I generally grab a drink from somewhere, or I pick up a pack of gum, and I haven't done ANY of that, and I am really proud of it. The thing is, I noticed that my kids don't know a whole lot about money, and since I always use a card, they don't equate my card with cash. Which in turn makes them a little bit spoiled, and, you  know? I JUST DON'T LIKE IT. So I've stopped getting them treats, and now when they want a candy, they have to earn their money. And I don't pay for chores. So they're actually going out and working. (So far, we've had a bake sale, a drink stand, and a car wash) They are really protective of the money that they've earned, and when they DO go to use it, they try to make sure they're getting the best deal. 

Meanwhile, I know that I start school tomorrow, but I cannot WAIT for September 4th, when the kids go back to school. I'm done with the pool, I'm over the heat, the sprinklers have lost their luster, and my kids need the structure and social interactions that school provides.... I'm so glad that summer is almost over. 

Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go pick up my books.