Things I Love Thursday: School and Normal Life
Finn 2016 - St. Simons arm break via monkey bar fall
Charlie 2018 - Black Friday Partial Finger Amputation in Durham hotel door hinge
We've perfected the trash bag with rubber band shower maneuver, but when your son googles this himself, you're like sure. Why not? Broken arm swag.
We'll probably need it again anyway. Seems like we're on an every other year vacation ruining plan.
2022? Come at me.
He was on the good drugs at that point.
Here below he's angry that big cast was needed instead of little cast.
Can't say I blame him.
In the days of yore when Back to School was a thing, I used to get very motivated to turn around the slacker ship of Summer that we sailed on loser-style.
Chore charts, healthy lunches, reusable things that won't kill the earth, baths.
I can't play. Never-ending Covid Summer has killed the buzz in this area.
However...there is a spark of newness in the air with two of the brood returning to school this week, so I'm reminded that I need to at least attempt to get things together.
Here's a POST about chore charts, allowances and money management for kids from a couple of years ago.
But one thing is new to our system is Greenlight. We scratched the other apps.
Greenlight a debit card hooked into your bank account.
Move money in and out of kids accounts.
Automatic weekly payments for chore completion (or not if they're lazy)
Give the card to your kid for swim meets and such and can monitor and control where they spend it.
Because all four of mine would shamelessly spend their entire savings at a Parker's gas station on candy alone. And while I can't blame them, I can try to cut back on our dental visits and bills.
Full disclosure, I'd rate our system an A- and our commitment to it a C.
School. And Finn.
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I just love school. And Finn. And Finn at school. And everyone at school. And learning. And Friday night lights. And school supplies. And friends. And even lunchboxes (before forgotten fruit episode #1)
Finn started today. Jack tomorrow. The littles after Labor Day, virtually.
Not by choice. But, c'est la vie, loves.
Here we go, y'all. Let's get after it.
Go halfsies on the brown sugar (can't believe I'm saying that)
1/2 or 0/0 the red pepper flakes if you have a spicy-aversioned crowd, but we liked it.
My sis in law added some veggies to the mix, and gave it a YAY.
I love rainbows and clean colons. Sue me.