Holy cow, a whole summer has passed and now it’s time to start 1st grade already!! So we packed our backpacks, planned our lunch, chose our outfit last night, washed and braided the hair and attempted to get in bed on time. The Child has been having trouble sleeping in her own bed all summer, so we tried a nifty little incentive plan, which is: if she can sleep in her own bed, all night long for 4 of 5 nights a week for a month, then she can earn a trip to Chuck E Cheese. So her response to this plan was “how ’bout vegas?”

Dude. go big or go home, I guess.