Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Spring Break with four kids

NOT FUN!!! I am ready to vote for year round school. And while we're at it, why not throw in Saturdays and Sundays. After all, we have to catch up with the 37 billion countries that are outscoring our kids in Math and Science (forget English, Literature and any other art. Who needs those loser subjects anyway?)

It wouldn't be so bad except Sarah doesn't want to do anything except watch bad (and I mean BAD) Chinese soap operas on the computer and chat with all 1 billion Chinese nationals on QQ (kind of like facebook but Chinese.) Aside from the fact that spending 18 hours a day staring at a computer screen might fry her retinas and her brain at the same time, there's the little matter of the viruses from the site that hosed our computer. Steve was up until 3 in the morning trying to fix it. Luckily, he understood the importance of Math and Science and didn't waste his time on that English junk, so he was able to remove the viruses, and now our computer is in lockdown mode.

With the new computer hiatus, Sarah has been forced to interact with the rest of us, and that means going outside. Not one of her favorite things (unlike calling people "toilet heads" which is one of her favorite things.) So she's been a little sulky, the boys have been fighting because they want to go outside, and Grace, well, she's Grace.

All in all, I say bring on year round school!


Aus said...

I dunno - if you had year round school - would you forget how nice having them in school really is?:)

Hugs guys - aus and co.

Sharon said...

It sounds like you have your hands full. Welcome to parenting an older child. Keith is 15. Sometimes we think he is having a GREAT time with us. Then we see where he posted on FaceBook from his phone that he is "so freakin' bored" during this same time we are thinking he is enjoying what we are all doing. aahhhh....isn't that sweet?

Fortunately, he also posts similar things when he is with his mom and stepdad so we know that he is equally bored no matter where he is and we don't take it personally.

Toilet head??? Nice! Brinley currently refers to any stranger she meets as "Peacock". What's up with that? LOL

Hang in there!