Yesterday, I sent my kids off to begin another school year. We had a pretty good summer together, so I was kind of sad to see them go.
Do you think they let dear ole' mom walk them in on their first day? Heck no. I think I was the only parent dropping off her kids. I felt like a schmuck...for a second anyway, and then I went a meeting for substitutes and then to lunch with my friends.
I still can't get over the fact that I now have a 7th grader. In three years she will be driving. In five years she will (hopefully) be heading off to college. Where does the time go????
The first day went well for her, though she claimed that she was bored stiff listening to the rules and expectations. I was a little disappointed that there were no fights or big break-ups for her to report...I live for that stuff, you know:)
Reilly is now in her last year of elementary school. I don't remember the fifth grade being really pleasant. In fact, I remember spending lots of time in the counselor's office due to excessive talking. Of course, it was never my fault...
While I don't have to worry about this with Reilly, I do wish for her a "stalker-free" year. At least the offender is not in her class again...thank God!
Her first day was marred by an incident at lunch. Above offender, saw that Reilly was on her way to sit by her friends, and beat her to the last chair at the table. R was not a happy camper when I picked her up, and really, I don't blame her.
Griff was the only one apprehensive about returning to school. On Monday, he stuck pretty close to mom... even turning down going to see Underdog with Grandma and the girls.
He seems to like his 2nd grade teacher, though, and claimed lunch/recess was the highlight of his day.
He did not want his picture taken (as you can tell), so I threatened to bring my camera to school if he didn't comply;)