So today was the first day of school. It started at 5:30am (5:15 for Professor who was excited and woke up before his alarm). I couldn’t even have coffee thought because I had a glucose test at the OB and had to fast until I was done – ugh. Anyway, Blue and Professor got out the door well. Blue is an old hand at the whole bus thing. Professor had his first experience.
When he was a preschooler, Professor used to watch the buses at the school across the street and say “Mommy, I want to ride the bus to school too.” I didn’t ever have the heart to tell him that he’d be a walker until it was time to start K. So this morning, he had to wait for the bus stop sign, yellow arm and then cross the street to get on. He did great! My baby (in many ways I still see him that way) is growing up!
With the bigger 2 gone, that left me, Girlie and Gorilla (who STILL hangs onto my shirt like a baby gorilla hanging from its momma). This year, mostly for financial reasons, we are doing “school at home” with Girlie. We’ve fixed up an area to do work that the big kids can use as a homework space too. Girlie has been very excited to use her “school supplies” and was very much looking forward to today. We’ll do the Letter of the Week with her; Gorilla will be included as much as possible as much as he wants. Since we had doctor appointments today, and will again tomorrow, this was a perfect week to “review” the alphabet and numbers. We’ll be adapting the Letter of the Week stuff to fit my style, Girlie’s interests, and our available resources, but will be using the basic layout, concepts and ideas. So we did a little review at home, took some books/cards/games with us to occupy waiting room time and then did puzzles at home later. She and Gorilla had a great first day.
I did forget to get First Day of School pictures before school, so when Professor and Blue got off the buses, I captured that “home finally” look. They both seemed to have a great day. Professor has already made some new friends at his new school and the whole uniform thing makes morning getting dressed way easier! Blue seemed to adapt just fine (she usually does), although was disappointed that her schedule was altered from what we picked up 2 days ago. They both had homework on the first day too!
It was obvious that everyone was tired from the day though. The kids went off to an early bed in hopes for a sound night’s sleep. Altogether, it was a successful day. At the moment, there are sleeping kids, lunches ready in the fridge and a coffee cake thawing on the counter for breakfast. Oh yeah, can’t forget the coffee on the timer to be done when I get up.
School day #2 – Here We Come!