Thursday, August 13, 2009

Back to School -- Back on the golf team

Just a little note about how much I've enjoyed school shopping with my kids this year. Actually, I haven't gone with my son yet. Probably because he's been consumed with making his high school golf team. Try-outs were Monday and Wednesday with the team posting listed Wednesday after 6 PM. Bug made the team! The coach also posted the eight players who would play in their first tournament TODAY. Bug made the 7th place tourney cut. He was stoked, as he was the only Sophomore to make it to the tourney.

But the big news is ... of the 32 players entered in the tourney, Bug took 5th! And his team placed first! There was only one other teammate who scored better than Bug. He hopes that means that he'll also be attending another golf tournament on Monday. (Only 5 players per team.) What a great start to the golf season.

In back-to-school shopping news, I've decided that going to multiple stores looking for shoes, capris, shirts, binders, markers, etc. is actually fun. It's a great chance to spend time with my daughters, to get to find out what their interests and tastes are. To get to reminisce about the good-old-days of my youth. (Dinosaur era.) And to catch their excitement about another year of school.

Bug and Lou successfully went through their schools' registration processes. Bug wanted me to go with him (as he was registering on the Junior's day due to golf try-outs), but Loula Belle just went with her friend from next door. After Bug and I were done and back to the car, he said, "I don't really like all the crowds and people."

"Well, I do," I replied.

"I know. I could tell," he said. "You get all chatty and hyper, talking with everyone and smiling your head off."

I guess he has me figured out. I really do get a kick being around lots of people. Plus I think that part of it is being in the school environment. It just gives me a buzz. Which means that I'll probably enjoy my foray into substitute teaching. And as of this moment, I'm planning to get my certificate current this year (maybe take a class Spring semester) and possibly apply to teach school. That's the plan, anyway.

I did a little quick calculating and figured out that we only have 3 more summers until Bug goes on a two-year mission. And in another eight years all my children will be through high school. Time doesn't march on so much as it goes at a dead sprint. I'm going to try to enjoy each little joy while I've still got my kids at home!


Flashlight Girl said...

Gasp! Okay the last little bit about 3 summers until a mission has me breathless. Oh my. Shopping has been fun here, too. I've broken it down into various "dates" with my children getting to spend some good one-on-one time with them. The painful part is paying for it all. :) Good luck with substitute teaching. I'm still going to wait one more year for that. But I'd love to know how it goes. I think I may take a technology class next. All of the schools/classrooms have smartboards and various computer stuff that I have no clue about. Going to school is so fun, isn't it? :)

Science Teacher Mommy said...

Congrats about the golf--that is fantastic. My oldest (only 8) has already told me he hates the shopping thing. His mom isn't much better, though. Last night Plantboy and I were looking for the food court at the mall and I realized that in two years of living here I've never actually BEEN to the food court at the mall. I might be able to drag the Jedi out long enough tomorrow to buy him some jeans if I promise to stop and get him lunch on the way home!