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The Future of My Calendar

Being married to a pilot for the past 17 years, I’ve spent a fair amount of my time playing the role of the single working parent. I’d like to say that this reality has forged my need to have my calendar on-hand and updated at all times – but those who know me well know that I’ve always been this way. Very type A. When, why, where, for how long? I need to know!

But in all seriousness, I need to have a good updated calendar to make sure we can get where we need to be. Sometimes it’s just me and I’m outnumbered. When Hubby’s home, we can divide and conquer (which has been SO nice since he quit his job in December to work for our company!) My kids do a lot of stuff, but when there’s too much, they have to choose. Hubby and I do a lot of stuff, but when there’s too much, we have to choose. But we still keep a pretty busy calendar.

It’s April and I was chatting about next fall with someone. I flipped through my trusty calendar on my phone to see what day the kids started school and – IT WASN’T IN THERE! The HORROR!

So I promptly went to the district web site and downloaded the 2013-14 adopted calendar so I could update MY calendar. This is stuff I need to know!

I now know that my kids start school August 19th and are supposed to get out on June 4th – weather days will decide for sure. (FYI – they get a whole 13 school days off for winter break next year – 13 SCHOOL DAYS – plus weekends!)

I was on a roll! I loved having my calendar updated!

So I went crazy and printed the adopted calendar for the 2014-15 school year.

I entered all the important dates in my calendar (my kids’ last day of school is June 3, 2015 just in case you were wondering).

Then I had an ah ha moment. I had to redo my calendar for that year. And then I almost cried.

I had used the elementary and middle school calendars to update my calendar.

My kids will be in middle school and high school that year.

I decided to delete everything I’d entered for 2014-15 . . . because middle school and high school? Really? I choose to believe that will not happen so soon.

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  1. Shirley says:

    Oh dear!!! While you may not want to always admit it…you are your mother’s daughter…you have more than your fair share of the Roemer/Hodapp genes!! As far as the kids growing up…middle school & high school…if I could successfully invent anything it would be how to stop my grandchildren from getting any older!! However, with that being said, I have to admit I have totally enjoyed every stage of their growth. Love…Mom

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