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In keeping with the way things are going lately...

September 5th is Mango Eater's first day of kindergarten. I've taken the day off so we can all walk over with him and see him off, and then hug Salad Eater while she cries.

So of course Salad Eater received a jury summons for that same day.

Luckily, we have the option to postpone it for up to a year, which we did. We've requested the middle of July when things are usually quiet. Goodbye, problem. Poof.

I'm behind in reading my friends list, so don't think I'm ignoring you.


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Aug. 14th, 2007 05:25 pm (UTC)
The always go after the husband and wife for jury duty a few months apart! Glad you could postpone it. Your school year starts later than ours. Must be a different growing season.
Aug. 15th, 2007 04:34 am (UTC)
Maybe we're more vacation hungry.
Aug. 15th, 2007 04:38 am (UTC)
speaking of vacation, do you know that because of you and your little cabin story from a year ago, now whenever I wash my hands and there are dishes in the sick I think of you?
Aug. 15th, 2007 05:14 am (UTC)
There's just some shit you can't unhear (or unread, in this case). Me am bastard.

Oh, and you know what a Freudian slip is, right? It's when you say one thing but you mean your mother.
Aug. 15th, 2007 05:21 am (UTC)
you suck
Aug. 15th, 2007 04:55 pm (UTC)
I thought I was the greatest person you knew outside your family?

Ah, internet time. How quickly the present becomes the forgotten past.
Aug. 16th, 2007 03:23 am (UTC)
in an internet minute
Aug. 14th, 2007 05:37 pm (UTC)
Good luck on the 5th. My son has his first day of college next week, so we're juggling a different set of griefs. No jury summons yet, though!
Aug. 15th, 2007 04:32 am (UTC)
May the summoner lose your address and the courts pass over your name.

Good luck with the start of college. Will you be getting his room?
Aug. 16th, 2007 04:29 am (UTC)
"Will you be getting his room?"

We're putting a sweatshop in there--to help with those pesky college expenses and build character in our younger offspring. You'd think she'd be grateful, but all I hear from her is "Can I have some food now?" and similar selfishness. Although once she did ask, "How can you live with yourselves?" which I thought showed a nice spirit of concern for others.
Aug. 16th, 2007 03:04 pm (UTC)

I see fat contracts coming your way.
Aug. 14th, 2007 08:56 pm (UTC)
We're taking our oldest to his first day of kindergarten around the same time (I'm not sure what day; they stagger the entries, so that the teacher doesn't have 20 crying children at once). It's a strange thought, having a child in school, isn't it?
Aug. 15th, 2007 04:29 am (UTC)
All our kids start on the same day.

And yeah, it is weird. I don't want to be one of those "You realize that my child is special and talented and the sole hope for the future, right?" -sort of parent, but, you know, special, talented and hope.

Aug. 14th, 2007 11:21 pm (UTC)
Aug. 15th, 2007 04:26 am (UTC)
Thank you for the kind thought, but it's not necessary. We were laughing over it.

It's terribly good of you, though.
Aug. 15th, 2007 06:48 am (UTC)
::grins:: that's good!
I do know how you feel though...(I have three boys)
I might have considered crying last year when Tallin started kindergarten, but I knew I'd be staying the day with him because he goes to a co-op school and monday was my workday...so it was more dread than anything else...
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