Tuesday, September 1, 2009

First Day of... Something

Urban Dad Returns to Great Big Urban High School tomorrow morning.  No more looking at the clock three times before finally deciding that 8:30a is plenty late, and we should get moving.  No more curling up to him before he gets up.  No more of seeing the hot guy at the gym splayed across an exercise ball getting a thorough core stretch and thinking, "well thank YOU" only to realize, "hey wait, he's MINE!"  The road trip for the year is over.  The bigger projects are done.  It's time to give him back to his students.


The Urban Kids & I will call tomorrow our first day of school.  Well, sort of.  Urban Kid 1 & I started dabbling through history a few weeks ago -- nothing formal, just sort of figuring out the routine -- and are in Ancient Egypt right now.  The Chicago Field Museum has a permanent exhibit called Inside Ancient Egypt.  Real mummies, a mock village set up, a free tour at 1p.  Oh, and tomorrow is a free day!  So I figure that rationalizes driving and paying for parking (Urban Kid 2 can still be a bit of a wild card; when it's time to leave, it's time to leave.)

Spanish & Piano classes also start this week.


But I've nothing to complain about.  It really has been a wonderful summer!

Now let's see what we can work up for the rest of the year.


Uptown Girl said...

I must say, when the summer ends for all you moms, it is rly fun for me bc you all post more often!


G said...

We loved Ancient Egyptian history, so much we did it 2 years ago and then over this summer.

Hope the kids enjoy the museum, and good luck with your sort of first day!

rita said...

Wow. Our kids started back on the 24th, and I had to be here on the 10th. The summer gets shorter every year.

It may be good for moms, but damn, I enjoy not working, too!

Hen Jen said...

I hope you had a great first week back! Egypt is such a fun unit to study, hope the museum went well!