Wednesday, August 31, 2011

all pencils sharpened



During the summer, Blue Daughter attained the rank of Station Officer in her imaginary fire station and is eager to meet fellow (but subordinate) firefighters in Junior Infants. Pink Daughter mastered skipping, crochet, cycling and rock & roll.   The merry old round of early mornings, packed lunches and hustling people about resumes tomorrow.  Now that I make my own yogurt my nerves will surely be up to it.

27 comments:

  1. Mise, with those life skills I am sure they will do great things at school this year.

    I hope they have a good day today on that ever important first day.

    Chania

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  2. i can't get over all the different school start times there are around the world....our kids don't go back until the 6th here in Ontario.

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  3. Hello Mise:
    Can Junior Infants be ready for Station Officer Blue Daughter? We think probably not.

    Will school be able to offer anything more to the all cycling, all crocheting, rock and rolling Pink Daughter? We think probably not.

    We blame the yogurt making parents!!!!!!!!!! Happy New School Year to you all!!!

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  4. The schools here re-open on the 5th of September and in Scotland some opened last week. I don't understand the differences.

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  5. well, now you make your own yoghurt darl, i'm sure you'll be on top of it all. no doubt the girls will be taking their school lunches in tiffins.

    my boys sadly have to make their own lunch. i really must buy a yoghurt maker.

    xx

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  6. How do your little folk get to be so stylish?

    Ah, yes.

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  7. I HATE MAKING PACKED LUNCHES!!! Can it not still be the summer holidays? Pleeeeeeeease!!!! Cx

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  8. Clearly they excelled in Advanced Sunglasses Wearing as well.

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  9. pink daughter mastered crochet? Well, I feel pretty useless right about now ;) You have all been very busy with your various skills, this summer. What has Scottish husband been up to?

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  10. What a talented bunch you are. I have yet to master knitting let alone crochet! That jacket and scarf onpink daughter is gorgeous. She wears it well.
    I have embraced the return to routine and lunch boxes by soaking till pruned in the tub today. And they are saying September will be our warmest month!

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  11. It seems that both the blue and the pink daughter have spent the summer really well. Good luck to them in the school year!

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  12. I heard on the news this morning that the mum's are all in competition as to who dresses the best at the school gates so, don't worry about the children....they always cope ( especially if they are as high up in the Fire Service as Blue daughter is !)
    You have got to make sure that you are in Armarni, heels and an appropriate lip gloss Mise. XXXX8

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  13. Anyone who is brave enough to write a post about vignettes can cope with back to school! Now you will have time to do all those things you have put of all summer because the girls were at home!!

    http://frayedattheedge.typepad.co.u

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  14. You'd have nerves of steel now that you make your own yogurt, Mise. Hope your little ones have a good start to the school year.xx

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  15. I have had a miserable week, but you made me smile, so thank you! And good luck with morning madness.

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  16. They are so fetching! All the best for your yoghurt-fortified first day back.

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  17. Love the Fireman Sam bag for blue daughter - something tells me she is quite a tomboy!

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  18. They're a stylin' little pair, your daughters. Sharp as their pencils...

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  19. Hi Mise

    Blue Daughter and Pink Daughter will bethe life and soul of their classrooms with such skills to impart on their subordinates!

    At the rate they are progressing during the summer holidays, it will be only a matter of a few years till they enter university.
    Fondly,
    Helen xx

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  20. Is that a Fireman Sam backpack. You go Blue Daughter. Enjoy what peace comes between the hustling to and from.

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  21. I think Blue and Pink Daughters deserve a big round of applause for those achievements! And one who can make yoghurt is truly ready for anything. It's an old Ferst saying. ;-)

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  22. I wish the three of you had been with me on the Cape.

    i went into a yarn store intending to buy a crochet hook and some yarn but it was all so confusing I left and had ice cream instead.

    Clearly their summer has been better spent then mine.

    xo jane

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  23. I hope that first day went well, I think I need to make that yogurt.
    I love Blue Daughter's Fireman Sam bag.

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  24. Congratulations on such a summer. So glad you have your home made yogurt to shore you up for the school year. Perhaps I will give it a try. (Lets see, for us? this summer we prepared Captain Spectacular for more Catholic School with a thorough education in all the Greek and Roman gods, now he knows them better than I.)

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  25. If you own a pink Avoca wraparound cardigan you will always look great at the school gates. I have the green version and it stood me in good stead in the playground. I may wear it when I take my last child up to university in October.

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  26. The main thing is not to let them know this is a day to be dreaded. (Although if I could crochet, I probably wouldn't have been roughed up on the playground so often.)

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  27. I am calling by for the first and not the last time from Helen Tilston's Blog. How wonderful that you were able to meet, I love the karma of blogging.

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You're looking particularly well.

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