On the Very First Day of School...

Sunday, September 12, 2010

The kids were raring to go on Tuesday. Even Mr. Boy put his clothes out the night before. Sweet Pea has been looking forward to this day almost since school let out in June, and most definitely over the last few weeks.

I had the morning off because we were meeting with Precious' kindergarten teacher at 9:30 that morning. The bonus for me was that I could be with the older two on their first day. The five of us ate breakfast together, made lunches, brushed teeth and hair and headed to school.

The kids didn't need new backpacks or even new school clothes this year, although Sweet Pea got a pair of skinny jeans and some hot pink Converse from Grammy and Mr. Boy got a cobalt blue hoodie.
Of course, there were cars everywhere on the first day. All the buses were late. For us walkers, the first day of school is pretty treacherous and busy compared to a normal day.

Because it was raining, we got to school and the class lists weren't taped to the walls so we could find out the teacher's name and who was in the kids' classes. Odds were that Mr. Boy was going to be in a portable, since in grade 3 now, but I wasn't sure about Sweet Pea.

Turns out Sweet Pea is a grade 2 in a 1/2 split. I'm still not sure how I feel about that, but it does mean she's in the school rather than in a portable.

Mr. Boy is in a class with a few kids he knows, and a teacher with a very good reputation. She sends daily emails to the parents, which is a HUGE change from the teacher he had last year.

My older two kids are very adaptable and the first day of school is fun and exciting for them - as it is for me!


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