Fly on the Wall: Back to School Edition

Welcome to a Fly on the Wall group post. Today 16 bloggers are inviting you to catch a glimpse of what you’d see if you were a fly on the wall in our homes. Come on in and buzz around my house.

Fly on the Wall PostCamping in the Rain

We went tent camping one last time in August, and to my dismay, it rained and was just damp and overcast for much of the weekend.  My mantra that I was repeating was, “Embrace the rain.” After all, camping is part of being outside and enjoying nature in whatever state. Fortunately, we camped with family who own a towable camper, so we could retreat there during our stay.

Knowing that it would be a cooler weekend, we packed pants and sweatshirts. I encouraged little brother to pack jeans, but he explained, “No, I don’t want to wear jeans. They’re my work pants.”  No wonder why he doesn’t wear jeans much!

Along the drive in the rain, we passed a car with Illinois license plates. Daddy O. remarked, “Wow, it’s a car from Illinois actually driving the speed limit.”  This is quite rare, like seeing a unicorn! ha ha.

Apparently the trail mix that I brought along camping was NOT a hit with my son. He said, “These are poisonous!” I think he was referring to the raisins and preferred to only eat the chocolate candy instead.

Back to School

Before school we had a chance to meet big sister’s 5K teacher. My daughter is a bit cautious when it comes to meeting new people, so I was so surprised when she gave her teacher a big hug right away! We were talking about the school year, and I expressed that big sister had said she was nervous – mostly about meeting friends. Her teacher replied,

“Want to know a secret? I get nervous for school too!”

It was so sweet, and I know she’s in great hands!

Here was big sister on her first day with me & Daddy O.

Mama O., big sister, and Daddy O. on the first day of Kindergarten.

Mama O., big sister, and Daddy O. – all excited for her big day!

In getting dressed the first day, big sister asked:

“What if I wore leopard print everyday?”

I replied, “Well, I think you could if you split up your leopard print things.”

She initially had wanted to wear pink & purple leopard print with her tan / black leopard print, but my opinion must have encouraged her to use leopard print sparingly. I have a dear friend, who I met in elementary school, who LOVES some animal print. I shared a pic of my big girl to which she texted back, “There’s NEVER too much leopard.” I think she made it for three days straight with leopard print with one of those days just being a hair-tie. Ha ha!

I’ve been packing lunches for big sister, and it’s been interesting to see what comes back home un-eaten.  I asked:

“Do you want tomatoes in your lunch?”

“No, they’re too delicious,” she said.

Okay….not sure I understand that, but I have stopped packing them.

Pinterest Pain

I do enjoy searching Pinterest and pinning various recipes and random things. You can find my Pinterest page HERE. I tried using apple cider vinegar as a wart remover (sorry TMI, I know, but we’re among friends here!), and it HURT. I made it 4 night using this cure and was lamenting to Daddy O. about it.  His feedback:

Did you baste too much? If you mix it with balsamic vinegar, you’d make a good pot roast.

Wise guy…I replied, “or with olive oil for a salad dressing.”

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9 thoughts on “Fly on the Wall: Back to School Edition

  1. Loved your line “Embrace the rain” When my kids were little and we went camping, it often rained. I left hubby with the kids and snuck back home to sleep in my own bed – back in time in the morning to fix breakfast!

  2. You are a trooper for camping in the rain! Still, you were making memories for the kids. Always think of that 🙂
    Your son’s “work pants” comment made me laugh. The things kids think up. Very sweet.
    Tell your daughter congratulations on starting Kindergarten. Also tell her that her choice of animal prints is FABULOUS!!

  3. Yay for Kindergarten!

    My youngest son won’t wear jeans either – only athletic shorts.

    You’re braver than I am. I wouldn’t camp in the rain.

  4. Basting warts, now there’s an image that’s going to be hard to remove.

    I haven’t gone camping in years, the last time I was pregnant with my little girl and I went for a three day trip with my dad for one of his deliveries. Not the best time to be sleeping on the ground in a tent, but I did enjoy it, especially the part where we slept less than 20 meters away from a beach.

  5. That is probably why I don’t camp. I enjoy the comforts of home and being dry way too much. Yay to you for braving it, though!!

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