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Monthly Archives: July 2016
July 31 – Spartan Spirit!
I noticed when we moved to East Cobb that high school seniors often paint their cars before the first day of school with phrases like “Class of 17!!!” or “Seniors!!!” Always lots of exclamation points. Always lots of enthusiasm. It’s … Continue reading
July 31 – Clean It Up!
The weekend before school begins, Campbell hosts a campus clean up. Parents and teachers converge with rakes and shovels and gloves to pull weeds, spread pine straw and generally spruce up the joint. It’s a big job.
July 28 – This Is Sparta Kickoff
I have driven from my office in Woodstock to Gigi’s school in Smyrna in a full-on panic probably 100 times since Gigi started freshmen year. Most school functions are during the school day or right when it ends, and I … Continue reading
July 27 – Congratulations to the Class of 2017!
That was the first line in a letter I received from the school today. A wave of nostalgia washed over me. When Gigi was a baby in 1999, I remember thinking that 2017 sounded like a million years away.
July 24 – SALE!!!
I had to run some errands today, which included returning some stuff at Macy’s. While I was there, I found a great dress I can wear to graduation, and it was on super sale!!! Check that off the list. I … Continue reading
July 23 – An Evening with Some Senior IB Mammas
After running around a maze of dazed parents and their kids at the senior portrait studio, I spent the evening with three other IB moms, all amazing, who have already been through the college process. I try to do this … Continue reading
July 23 – Senior Portraits
First official senior task today – senior portraits! Gigi and I signed up for these before Governor’s Honors Program. The two of us, shoulder to shoulder on the couch, trying to figure out perhaps the clunkiest, most unintuitive website ever … Continue reading
July 22 – Take Cover! A Storm’s A Brewin’!
My daughter is a senior this year. My beautiful, funny, big-hearted, hard working, wonderfully talented daughter is graduating high school. I can’t believe it. It’s overwhelming.