Random Acts of Shifeness

--> We survived the first week of school. The first two days of 1st grade were a little rough for Kyle because he now goes full time so adjusting to that extra 4 hours had him struggling with his emotions but we pulled through.

Kyle and Hayden along with their buddies on the first day of school 2015.

--> I shared this on Facebook so if we are friends on there you get to read it again. Sorry.

I was more nervous than Kyle was today.
First grade was just way more emotional for me than kindergarten. 
I was ready to share Kyle's first day of school picture but then I saw this when I went back to his room to turn off his light. 
Sweet dreams my little 1st grader. 
You did great today. 
I just imagine him thinking,"I got this, Pops. No worries."

--> Hayden starts pre-school on Tuesday so she's super excited because she gets to go to school just like her big brother. I don't know if the pre-school is ready for Hayden but it's happening and it should be fun. 

--> Speaking of Hayden, Mrs. Shife got home from work and asked Hayden if she had a good day.
Hayden responded with a sad voice saying "I got locked in the dojo." 
Mrs. Shife said that's no fun but why don't you tell me what your favorite part of the day was.
Hayden then got a big grin on her face and said, "I locked Kyle in the dojo."
Just in case you weren't aware we converted our garage into a playroom for the kids and we call it "The Dojo." 

--> Have you ever had a cortisone shot? I got one Tuesday afternoon and it went fine until I tried to go to sleep. I slept like shit for 2 days. I woke up at 3:30 in the AM both days and could not go back to sleep. It was not fun. Fortunately, I was back to normal this morning and actually got some rest. Thank the fat bassets.

--> Does anyone else think this Jon Hamm meme is funny? I sure do. Maybe it's because I used the "Fell from Heaven" pick-up line back in the day and maybe because I'm more jaded than I was back in the day but it really made me LOL. 

I will persevere. I will keep moving forward. I will be the stream. 


  1. Hayden, Preschool rocks!

  2. I've had a few cortisone shots in my arm for nerve pain. Nothing happens for a few days and then the pain goes away. Your kids are so cute. Ours is thirty-five and I miss those times when he was small like yours. Take care and have a terrific weekend.

  3. I love first day of school pictures, they will hold memories forever. I miss taking them.

  4. It's an emotional time for you, I remember it soooo well. Can't believe Hayden is old enough for pre-school.
    Cortisone - Hmm wondering if hubby would benefit from that treatment.

  5. I've actually done better than I thought I would with Colin starting school. I was a little anxious the first day or two, but it's passed.

  6. kyle is getting a little bigger and stronger each day and you've probably reached the point where you're on the decline. before you know it the points on the graph will intersect and kyle will be the stronger one.

    congrats on grade one kyle!

  7. I had a cortisone shot for my left shoulder about a year ago. Worked like a charm and my pain hasn't returned since.

  8. Does Kyle drink out of a "solo cup" like "The Jersey Shore?" He is a badass first grader if I ever saw one.

    And, yeah, the meme is funny. It's the look on his face that puts it over the edge.


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