The Start of Another School Year

The kids go back to school tomorrow. Taylor is a senior now and Katie a freshman. You read that right. Two kids in high school. I can’t figure out when that happened. My Facebook peeps are telling me that either I blinked or turned around. Well thanks a lot, friends. Why didn’t you warn me earlier?

Oh wait. You did. It’s not that I didn’t believe you. I guess I just thought I was blinking quicker or spinning faster so I wouldn’t miss anything. Apparently that doesn’t work.

I think I’ll quit before this post turns maudlin. Besides, I have to go to bed so I can get up early and see the kids off to school. So I’m going to cheat and repost what I published last year at this time:

Ye Olde Tale

And it came to pass in those days that a decree was sent throughout the land stating all children shouldst return to their scholarly pursuits. And so it was the offspring of the house of Todd, garbed as was appropriate to their station, boarded the conveyance of saffron which wouldst carry them to places of learning. And thus there was much wailing and gnashing of teeth upon the carriage. But lo, the women rejoiced, singing praises to the Lord and joyfully dancing in the streets.

Ye Olde Tale, Part II

But woe to those who didst sing praises and dance joyfully in the morning, for their joy wast turned to sorrow. Though Jenster, wife of Todd, son of Phillip, was gladdened in her heart as her children departed the conveyance of saffron from whence they came, she wast overcome with despair at the multitude of scrolls those in governance over the learned places deemed she should writ her name upon. Verily, the sorrow didst continue at the command Jenster, wife of Todd, son of Phillip, shouldst make haste to the market place and thereby give a goodly sum to the merchant in exchange for bindings with which to hold the scholarly scrolls and the tools with which to document the knowledge learned by her children. Yea, though she rent her clothing, donned sackcloth and covered her person with ashes, her mourning was turned back to joy for by the next time the sun didst rise much toiling wouldst be finished so she could then enjoy the fruits of her labor.

And so it was.


  1. Monnik on August 31, 2009 at 8:12 am

    "the conveyance of saffron"HA!

  2. Gretchen on August 31, 2009 at 10:44 am

    I'd be happy if I could write like this for even just a day. So funny.I'd be happy to call the superintendent of schools and have both K and T held back for an indefinite period of time, if that helps any. For I am here for you and have your back.

  3. Tara Marie on August 31, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    A senior in high school – yikes.We don't go back until Sept. 9th–can't come soon enough 🙂

  4. Carpool Queen on August 31, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    Your kids are starting and mine are getting out for their first quarterly break. I'm doing my last dancing before they start me hopping!

  5. God's Guitar Girl on September 7, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    I love it when you get all King James-ish on us! So funny!!

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