He Was Really In First Class

I haven’t been posting every day lately, mostly because it is the end of the school year and I am feeling pretty wrung out. Parents, you know what I am talking about. Non-parents, you can get a good idea from this awesome piece by blogger Jen Hatmaker that went viral a few days ago. Here is an excerpt:

We are limping, limping across the finish line, folks. I tapped out somewhere in April and at this point, it is a miracle my kids are still even going to school. I haven’t checked homework folders in three weeks, because, well, I just can’t. Cannot. Can. Not. I can’t look at the homework in the folder. Is there homework in the folder? I don’t even know. Are other moms still looking in the homework folder? I don’t even care.

Amen, sister.

I do have a piece on Frugal Travel Guy today, so if you would like to read a travel story about when I was a new mom traveling with Bird, here it is.

And I am trying to gather my energy to write a real post in the near future. I promise.


  1. pinkisnice says:

    Thank you for the reminder that some people are awesome. I’m motivated to be one of them.

  2. I don’t have any kids but I understand…I feel that way about work.

  3. Great travel story on the Frugal Travel Guy!

  4. Points Pixie says:

    pinkisnice – me too!

    ElleX – thank you!!

  5. Rebecca says:

    hang in there Pixie, summer is almost here and then your fabulous family travels! Love the post on the guy in first class, appreciate a parents perspective (I don’t have kids). As you and your kids race to the finish line of this year of school, I think back on my own childhood and that incredible feeling of summer vacation starting. Such a memorable magical feeling!

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