Back to School, Back to Blogging


Let me reintroduce myself. My name is Jana. And if you know me, you already know I like to tell stories.

Well now, that just sounds like I’m a liar.
I like to tell long-winded truths. 
Yes, that’s more like it. 

And that is exactly why my blog was born…and then for multiple reasons it has been abandoned for quite some time.

But here is another truth, I miss it.

I miss telling stories truths. And, I miss sharing them with whomever happens to stumble across this.

So, I now find myself back to blogging, and in the same week the kids find themselves back in school.

How on earth did that happen?
Certainly there was a time warp through Summer.
Yes, that is the only logical explanation.

Ready or not, my kiddos headed back to school this past Monday.

I thought I was SO organized. I had bought their school supplies weeks before the start of school. I had laid out their uniforms the night before. We were good to go…or so I thought.

As I was going to bed, I had a near panic attack when I realized I somehow never purchased an art supply box for Owen. All of his supplies were stacked neatly under his backpack…the exact location they had been in for weeks. How had I not noticed this until now?

I did what any rational Mom would do.

I raided our craft supplies!

I found a box that would work. I dumped out the contents it formerly housed to make room for the art supplies. Problem solved! Off to bed I went…with visions of what an awesome school year we are going to have dancing in my head.

Griffin and Ruthie awoke without much trouble, and began getting ready for the day.

Owen, however, is always a MUCH different story. He’s NOT a morning person. Everyone in the house is VERY much aware of this. I usually plan on going into the boys’ room several times to wake him up.

It was on the second trip into his room that I noticed something.

“Owen, don’t move. Is that poop? In your bed?”

As I proceeded to attempt to clean-up this most disgusting discovery, Griffin piped up.

“What color is it?”

“What do you mean, what color is it?”

“Is it purple?”

Now I was completely confused.

“Mom! That’s an eraser! I threw that at him last night!”

Oh! Why certainly that explains everything!

With all of that cleared up, I managed…


somehow to get everyone ready for the first day of school.

And much to Griffin’s dismay…

324I got out of my truck, and took a picture.

And if you ever wonder what a stay-at-home Mom does when all of her children are at school…


She washes and dries the bedding in the entire house, just in case she was misinformed.

And with that, I am back to blogging.

And many of you, are back to school or parents of someone going back to school…
So, may I wish you a wonderful school year, full of anything BUT poop!

Only At My House,



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