It's here!  The first day of school in Texas and while we only have to send three off to school today, the other three return after school and we'll be up to seven attending–the youngest goes to school Tuesday.  Tonight we will have stacks of paper to read through and sign.  We also will have the normal hubub of getting one the gymnastics, feeding the masses dinner, and hearing about the new school year.   Fun.  As of today, we will have two in elementary, two in middle and two in high school.  Wild times here at the house.  Ashleign starts MDO this week, too, and then once again Kari will get to catch some quiet in the house.  Well deserved quiet.

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AFTER SCHOOL TONIGHT

By law in Texas, school stars today.  When I was the Communications DIrector for Dallas ISD, I remarked with some urging once upon a time that this should have been called the Six Flags Law because the theory was that they were behind the late start in August so that they could squeeeze a couple more weeks into the summer season and make more money.    Do you think that was the case?  I mean really, if we're out to save money by not running the AC for schools in August in Texas, who much are we really saving by running them in June instead?  It's hot in Texas then, too, you know. 

Can't wait to hear about all the new teachers our kids are going to meet today, let alone their new friends.  It will no doubt be loud at the dinner table tonight as all will want to talk–AT THE SAME TIME. 

Kids, be careful today.  Drivers, please slow down and watch for the school zones.  And while you're watching for school zones, don't forget to look out for those kids who are crossing while they aren't in one, too. 

Publc school teachers across America, thanks for what you do to help educate our future.  Our children thank you, too, even though they don't say it very often.




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