Okay, it happened…the summer has ended…or as Ellie likes to say, “summer isn’t over, just the vacation” (what an optimist!). The kids started school today! It was a short day, so there was a lot of running around this morning and then there was a lot of running around before lunch…whew!
Ellie has a great teacher and is eager for the 2nd grade and all the choices she is given. Simon I think will do fine. I went with him to check out his preschool room. He was pretty independent and serious about building and drawing and was pretty antisocial. We will see…Last week, I was describing his school and I felt it really didn’t sink in what he was about to experience. BUT, after being tucked in that night, he came back downstairs and asked if he could bring a phone with him in case he wants to hear my voice. I think he gets it now!
With every new school year there is always change. It’s kind of like the beginning of a year. You try to create new, better systems or become more disciplined. For me, I have been obsessed with a book I have been reading Real Food Revival. I really want to make my food budget work with buying locally and organic. I am totally put off with the whole agribusiness and the extremely unhealthy and sometimes toxic choices we are given to nourish our bodies. I know this is nothing new and I have always prided ourselves in being fairly healthy, especially with Nathan’s type 1 diabetes…but…WOW this book reveals so much! See my side bar list of books if you want to get the authors name. I just found the book at the library, but will buy my own copy. AND if you are a family member, you may just get it for Christmas or a birthday!
In the next few weeks I will do a comparative shopping list with Whole Foods/Farmers Market and a mainstream grocer. I know to be thrifty is wise, but I do think making healthy choices (and I don’t mean blah food ) are way more important. So I spend $15-$20 more- I can cut out the other “stuff” that is not needed. In today’s American culture, even the most frugal and go without or save…
Isn’t it strange that more and more people are dealing with allergies, illness, obesity, infertility, and 8 year old girls developing breasts? YIKES!
Okay, I am off of my soap box.