8.18.2008

And the Buses Roll Again........

...although my kids won't be riding them. Budget cuts have forced them to 'streamline'. The only stops are too far away for me to let even my 7th grader walk home alone.
They also cut in half our music and art programs. Instead of having both all year, they'll have music for half of the year and art the other half.
But yet, our pro sports players make millions.
This country's value system is way screwed up.

On to happier things! Today was the kids' first day of school. The Princess was nervous but happy. She's shy until she gets to know people. The Ladybug is going into 7th grade, and therefore is way too cool to act excited.
But she was. I wanted to take more pictures of her, but she told me I was a geek and that I was embarrassing her. Mission accomplished!




The Princess had her eyes closed, but the picture was cute so I'm sharing it anyway.

Now my house is quiet. They are having fun and learning.
Nice.

26 comments:

Lauren said...

Is that you in the photo?

DYSFUNCTIONAL MOM said...

No, that's Ladybug, my 12 year old DD.

Melissa said...

Happy day for you!

We start next week. And there wil be much rejoicing, I can tell you. :)

And don't get me started on all the cut backs....

A Buns Life said...

Too cute!! We started last week....I still have to post about it. I'm so far behind. Again. Happy days are here for us all!!!!

Kel said...

Oh...my daughters first day was last week. How are you doing? Enjoying the solitude yet? The time sure does fly by when we're having fun!
~K

Ness said...

Your daughters are cute.

I think this is the first time since 1982 that I haven't had a child in school. I think I'm finally done.

Seems like schools are starting back early this year. Dontcha just love it? Cut out the Fine Arts but don't mess with those sports teams! Aaarrgghhh!

Bad Momma said...

Sweet! We have one more week.

Too bad about the music & art & busing... Goes to show you where our priorities lie.

Tammie said...

oh do i spy a littlest pet shop backpack? my daughter loves that stuff.

don't get me started on the art/music thing...it really pisses me off. another thing i've noticed (here where we live especially) is that there seems to be a lot of first year teachers getting jobs before more experienced ones. i have nothing against a first year teacher and i know everyone has to start somewhere, but im irritated that my son is 10 and has already had 3 first year teachers. i know of at least two older, more experienced teachers who don't have jobs, but yet there always seems to be a postition for someone just out of college. i have to wonder that this has less to do with what is best for the kids and more to do with who will work for less money.

(excuse my rant:)

Jennifer said...

Aw, they look so cute and I love your little one's backpack!

That's too bad about the cuts--a few years ago our school had a major cutback and we lost art, music and foriegn language for a year. Luckily it all came back. I hope that happens w your school too!!

Ari_1965 said...

Lovely photos.

Wep said...

That was my biggest fear as an art teacher :( So sad!

BoufMom9 said...

OH! I just HATE that! Our schools have cut a lot of the art programs, yet they keep pouring so much money into the sports programs! So frustrating!
It's not our country, it's the school districts! My town gets PLENTY of money from our taxes to pay for the programs, but they first give themselves nice hefty pay increases, then worry about the school budget! UGH!

Kelly said...

1st day for us too...so exciting for the kidlets (whether they admit it or not!)
Hope they had a good day!

Sandy C. said...

Aww, such sweet pics :) I hope they had a lovely first day of school!

I couldn't agree about the budget cuts.

Jonara Blu Maui said...

I love the name of your blog lol! Thats such a positive take on the word because we are all quite disfunctional lol! I also love your blog template/colors..it's beeautiful!

Thats crazy about the schools! I homeschooled my son and he's 17 now..so I'm not up on whats going on with that. I only know that more then once since I've lived here in Hawaii..have our schools made it to like the 2nd worst schools in the nation! Pretty sad.

On a positive note..you've got beautiful children! Aloha!

tinabean1988 said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog.
I love your blog if it's ok I'm putting you on my blog roll.
Way to go on your weight loss, how are you doing it?
You look fantastic & you have a very cute family.

Amy said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Your background here is beautiful, I love the purple :D
It's great to have the girls back in school here, too but one was sick last week and one this week. Yuck!

mommaof4wife2r said...

love the capture...and my #2 dd has the same backpack! it's purple and has puppies...so perfect!

Casey's trio said...

Happy 1st day of school. My girls started preschool today...I know the time will fly by and they'll be in 7th grade before I know it. And too cool to take pictures--HA!

Kelly said...

08/19/08 10:42 pm - How weird is this storm?! Looks like it's taking a little trip to the beach to get stronger and heading back to you guys up north. Stay safe and dry!!!

Joyce-Anne said...

Just stopping by from Momisodes. Loved the post. My son starts kindergarten in two weeks and my oldest daughter starting 2nd grade. Boy, time flies!

Drama Mama said...

Sure am glad my kids are back in school the dramapond functions best with routine!

Swirl Girl said...

We still have another week..yee haw!
where in FL are you? Hope you didn't get 'Fayed' too much. I got family all over that state -

thanks for stopping by my site and come back for more!

ps- love your blog design, especially the way the purple scrolls and background stays still.
cool!

Chel said...

Ok, they're both just precious!!

Caffeine Court said...

So darn cute!

Brenda Jean said...

Adorable girls:) My girly is in 3rd grade this year, and my two boys are in 9 and 10th grade. The youngest and oldest are excited, the middle is also too cool to be excited. I always take first day of school pics too:) They start next Tuesday.