Now that we are fully settled into fall & the school season, I suppose I should document the first day of school.
I love these little nuggets & could hardly stand to send them out the door. Although by the end of the summer, I’m pretty sure we were all ready for a little more structure. I managed to even have them to bed late the last night of summer, because I’m mom-of-the-year like that. We were busy skateboarding, which was more important than showers & bedtimes!
Liv was all set to tackle kinder & while Zack, has in the past had, a bad case of the nerves on the first day, this year, he was happy to show Liv how it was done. It’s been interesting how having her there with him, has made it easier for him to go each day. The last two years I had to have my friends always drive the morning shift of carpool because he wouldn’t get out of my car! This year? No problem.
I mean, if this girl walked into your kinder class, wouldn’t you just die? I know I about died sending her in. But Liv is all about school. She comes home tired, but is ready to get her homework done, ‘just right.’ She is my rule-follower & so school is her jam!
And this boy. Geez. What is it about your first born that is always so hard to send them off? He always has to blaze the trail & I’m pretty sure I’ll ruin him before I’m done with him, but he manages to work through all the crazy things I do. The older he gets, the more I like him. Not love him, because that is a given, but really like him. He’s funny & I can appreciate that.
Yep, I was that mom in the classroom with the camera. So what. I have this to show for it. Totally worth it.
Zack & his buddy showed up in the same tees…and with that, they were off. Max & I came home & just looked at each other.
I was at a complete loss as to what to do with him all day by myself. So we laid on the couch & watched Lion King & I cried over Simba growing up alone & not realizing who he was. To say I was emotional, is a fair statement. But really, that movie gets me every time & I always think of my kids & wonder if they know who they are & what they are capable of. I hope so.
We waited in the long line of anxious moms to pick up kiddies after school. Since we live on the surface of the sun & it was literally 108 degrees out, we had to stop for Icee’s, right? Could you die? Sometimes I have to pinch myself that these are my people…but usually not, they are usually yelling, screaming or throwing something, so I’m always always aware that they are mine. And I wouldn’t have it any other way!