Thursday, August 11, 2011
School Bells Are Ringing!
Ah. The first day of school. No matter how much you prepare, it still seems like the morning swarms around you like a rabid tornado. "Go brush your teeth. Well, brush again! It's not good enough. Where are your shoes? We had them set aside last night with your clothes! Who didn't change their underwear? Keep the bathroom door closed! No, you cannot watch tv. Where is your backpack?"
School starts earlier this year, than it did last year. My elementary-age kids have to be out the door at 7:05am and Kamy leaves at 7:20 (she is a big Middle-Schooler now!) so we have the makings for an early start around here. Even with having the kids set out their clothes and do their chores the night before, there is still a lot of chaos going on, most of it a result of not listening to me the first time I say something.
The kids were all excited for school to begin. Last night, they met their teachers and got to know where eachother's classrooms were. Kennedy, most especially, was excited to see her classroom and discover her name already printed on a cubby hole. It was so hard not to tell her teacher that her name was Georgie. As it turned out, Kennedy walked right up to her teacher, shook her hand, and said "My name is Kennedy!"
Unfortunately, Kennedy doesn't start school today, with the other kids. She gets to go into class later today, to have more of an orientation, but doesn't officially start until Monday. Although I prepared her for this, she was still sad when the other kids went to school, and she had to stay home. To make up for it, I'm painting her nails a pretty color later today.
I hope it's a great year for them. Horray for the first day of school!!