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End of Summer ☹

WOW how time flies when you’re having fun! Summer break is almost done, or at least what we think of as Summer break. I’m lucky, I still have a few days left. Some kids have gone back to school already, but mine still have a few more days to enjoy sleeping in late and not having to go anywhere in the morning. Soon our routine will start again, wake up the Munchkins by 5:45am, get them in the shower…only if I wasn’t able to do it the night before, help them get dressed and ready for the day, make sure they have their homework inside their backpacks, lunches in hand and anything else they need for the school day. Out the door by 6:15am, if no mention of any traffic issues on the news. If traffic reports notify us, we may have to leave earlier. About 45 to 60 minutes later, we arrive at the school and drop them off. This year we are having to adjust to some new things and routines, things that we may not be able to do if it wasn’t for my parents and my Father In law, they help us out tremendously. They pick up the kids from school and take them to their extracurricular activities. I am so grateful that they are willing to help and at the same time, spend time with the munchkins. This season my Dancer is learning at a new studio, Ellie Paige Dance Company, and my other Munchkin is taking Tae Kwon Do, so afterschool is going to be a bit hectic until we get in our rhythm. The Munchkins know that school comes FIRST and the extracurricular activities will stop if their grades drop.  I don’t see this as being a problem. Boogie has been a great student of both Academic Schooling, getting strait A’s so far, and of her Dance School, She has been in the Elite Groups or Status in all the Dance Studios she has attended.  This year she is also a Brand Ambassador for dancewear and an Ambassador for her dance studio. #ElliePaigeDanceCompany and you can follow her @Willow_enpasse  ….  Buddy is also a great student so far, he loves to learn, even during the Summer, he has been reading and doing workbooks to get better and to learn more. He is also an Orange belt in Tae Kwon Do and has been going to class at Valor Tae Kwon Do on an average of 4 days a week since he started, he loves it and wants to learn more. He just started sparing and loves it, he dives into and does good in everything he does.

One other thing that is going to be different is that my oldest Munchkin, still living with us, is moving out at the end of the month into her first apartment.  I am so proud of her, She Graduated from The University of Texas with Honors, has been at her Job for over a year, has bought her first car and now is about to move out. I’m Proud and sad at the same time, now I wont be able to ask her do let the dogs out or to feed them or to do anything that my wife and I may have forgotten to do in the morning while getting the other two munchkins ready for school. Oh well, still I’m Proud of All my Munchkins. The oldest works in Houston, The 2nd works in Arizona, She is married and has two munchkins of her own, my third is about to move out, my fourth is doing great in school and dance , and my youngest, the only Boy, is also doing great in school so far and in Tae Kwon Do. Well, I’ll see how it goes when school starts!

‘Till next time……

Bill

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