School starts early in Arizona. My kids missed the first day last week because we were flying back from a wedding in Connecticut. (More on that in a future post.)
Early Tuesday morning, I dropped the kids off at school, then headed to the garden followed by the grocery store. After school, I picked up the kids and we drove to the airport; mommy had to come home on a later flight to attend a funeral. (The bride’s grandma died just days before the wedding.)
While waiting in the cell phone lot – that’s where you can park without paying a parking garage fee until the plane lands – I took a look inside the kids’ backpacks. Sure enough, there were all kinds of forms to fill out:
- Health records (New ones must be filled out each year.)
- PTO offers
- Directory form
- Language survey
- Code of conduct
- Major emergency release form
- Emergency phone tree
Fortunately, my daughter had fewer forms because she was pre-enrolled at a preschool, but still there were plenty.
While the paper work didn’t take long to complete, reading the associated material sure did. It felt like I had to dedicate the entire weekend to just the forms. Oh, and laundry. Lots of laundry from our trip.