Monday, August 24, 2009

It is what it is

Today is the first day of school for my 11th and 8th graders. I was more excited to finally get them out of the house of what they thought was a fast summer. I got tired of coming home in the evening from work to see them still in pajamas and hadn't been up except for a few meesley hours. During the summer, I was off on Fridays and my kids hated to see that day come because they knew I wouldn't let them sleep like hubby let them sleep. I would make them get out of the bed and clean up and help with whatever else needed to be done. I was the enemy but my kids must realize that sleeping in every single day is not part of the real is what it is.

My hubby comes in and just put his stuff anywhere. Yeah I know he lives there too, but everything has its place. I don't just throw my stuff around and can't find it later. He then yells throughout the house if anyone has seen his glasses and his medicine. I don't mind helping but I asked him if I wasn't there and the kids were in school, who would help him then? It is what it is.

Classes started back at the college today. There are students who have been misplaced in the wrong classes. There are a lot of classes that are full and we can't put even one more student in thes classes. I mentioned to them that they will have to change their schedules around in order to fit into some of the classes that are open. They wanted to know if they could be an exception. The answer is is what it is.

Our 13 year old son has now started playing football. He seems to enjoy it and so hubby asked son if football and school was going to be too much on him, son said no. I said that in life we must learn to juggle a few things at one time and still have a good head on our shoulders. This will help son to understand that life isn't all about fun and games and that there does come a point in life when certain decisions have to be made, whether it's a good one or a bad one....that's life...and it is what it is.


  1. I know exactly what you mean...I'm starting to get fed up now with the children not being dressed until midday. It's getting on my nerves and I crave a bit of routine. I couldn't even tell you what time my son got up today, I'm too embarrassed. Anyway, they are supposed to go back next week, fingers crossed because I still don't know for certain what's happening.Funny we went back to football training tonight.

  2. Great point. Kids do need to know what happens in the real world. It definitely is what it is!

    Winks & Smiles,

  3. What can I say? It is what it is! These words sure stop a lot of arguments (lol).

  4. I still have two weeks before I go back to work. My graduate classes start next week though.