Some years back, there was this Staples commercial that featured a Dad gleefully stocking up on back-to-school supplies, while his two sullen tots trailed hopelessly along behind him. The jolly little ditty about it being the most wonderful time of the year played merrily in the background, and I, the mother of a teen myself, always felt my heart lift a little as I contemplated the first day of school.
[slapping my own hand] Bad mommy! Bad mommy!
Anyway, whether you're thrilled about the day after Labor Day or not, there are plenty of cakes to celebrate with:
[sigh] "Ok, yes, if your bus driver has a big bloody grin, tells you to 'Jump in im back,' and the other kids are screaming warnings from the windows, then we can talk.
"But that's not going to happen! So, out you go. Chop chop. Bus is waiting.
"Look, do you know what happens to little tykes who complain about school? Hm? The Poop Nose Snaggletooth Dog-a-saurus comes after them!"
[Screaming child runs toward waiting schoolbus]
Ahhhhhh... silence at last! This really is the most wonderful time of the year.
Wait, that just reminded me of something. Soon I'll have to start my holiday shopping.
Thank for the reminder, Tiffany, Allison I., Stephanie P. & Kylie. Really.
- Related Wreckage: Cake Wrecks, World Educator