Today is the first day of school - Woo-Hoo!!!
The kids were pumped. I've been sick all week but feel pretty normal today. I got up in time to make them a hot breakfast. Surprisingly we were ready to go on time. I credit that to packing lunch and laying out clothes last night.
Jack's nerves dissolved when he got to meet his teachers yesterday.
He's excited because it's one he met last year and was hoping to have,
and also there are some old friends in his class. He gets his own desk this year. His first grade class is in the same pod as kindergarten, so he sees his old teacher walking around, uses the same restrooms, so he will be fairly comfortable with the transition. Man, I'm so excited for him to be back in school. He'll be there until 3:00pm today. I can hardly believe it! It's been a looooong summer.
This other goober is excited too. Sam shoveled the scrambled eggs in like he meant business. He's very pleased with his monkey backpack and wore it all morning. I'm pleased that he agreed to wear clothes today - that's been an argument between us every day this week. I feel guilty that I didn't make it clear I won't be at school too. I figured it will be ok - he does nursery at church and childwatch at the gym for hours every week. So this morning I just sort of slipped out. I hope he doesn't freak out when he realizes I'm not there anymore. I'm positive he'll have a great time though. At the meet and greet yesterday they had playdough and cookie cutters out and that's all he could talk about today. "I'm going to make duck cakes!" I checked with the teacher before I left and indeed, they will have playdough time today. Hooray!
Oh, I'm sooooo happy about this. Two hours without kids twice a week? It's gonna be great. I can clean one room without the other getting messy at the same time. I can change the oil in my car, or get groceries, or other errands without having to juggle carseat belts and waterbottles and snacks and potty breaks. Also, having time away from the kids makes me love them even more. Having a little distance will be good.