Our kids finally start school tomorrow. We moved halfway across the country a week ago, and our previous pediatrician slow-walked some paperwork to the new school, so we’re over a week late with enrollment. But it’s finally done–with almost zero notice for the kids. They’re a bit shell shocked that tomorrow’s the first day.
Our belongings are still on a semi headed for our new city, so we’ll be gathering around a long folding table with the kids for day one. No idea how we’re going to work while sitting next to them, shepherding them through their day while answering phone calls and pings on Slack.
I hate this.
Not the moving part, not the being without furniture part, not even the part where we have to be teacher’s aides. I hate that this was avoidable. Our kids could be in school if our government and a bunch of right-wing idiots had just done the right thing. We could be mostly back to normal if it weren’t for a handful of incredibly selfish cretins.
More than six months in and the CDC says we’ve got almost a year until enough vaccine doses exist to start distributing them to the general population. Ten or more months until things can start to move back toward normal.
Thanks, Trump voters.
A long distance move is great for keeping yourself from doomscrolling the news.
It’d be cool if the pandemic led to people putting away their cell phones at concerts when concerts are a thing again.
Just be there in the moment. Stop recording everything and actually experience something.
Today is the first day of meteorological fall. The equinox is still three weeks away, but I don't care. It is now fall. Fall is what it is. Decorative gourd season.
I'm almost convinced that I have a form of seasonal affective disorder, but instead of the normal variety tied to short days during winter, mine is tied to heat and excessively long hours of sunlight.
Bring on winter.
These are the future fascist paramilitary participants and their ushers. Take them seriously.
My oldest now refers to Sting as “Commissioner Gordon.”
Feels like a parenting win.
Jeff Van Drew switched from Dem to GOP. His opponent, Amy Kennedy, should pound his turncoat ass into the ground. Help her do so by donating: amykennedyforcongress.com
I just gave her $15. Anyone want to match me?
Elise Stefanik is, and always will be, human garbage.
Elise Stefanik is human garbage.
You can donate to her opponent, Tedra Cobb: www.tedracobb.com