Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Gotta Go Back, Back, Back to School

It’s that time of year again. We attended the open house last night at the girls’ school. I love open house because it lets us take the $90 (EACH) worth of school supplies to each girl’s classroom so they don’t have to carry them on the bus on the first day of school. Back in my day (you know, a hundred years ago, before there was electricity and television and cars) we had to take all our school supplies on the first day and that was nightmare on the bus.

As she embarks on second grade, Olivia is a little iffy about whether or not she’s actually excited about school. Alyssa had the same teacher for second grade and she’s (the teach, that is) wonderful so I have high hopes for O’s continuing education. Olivia, on the other hand, asked the other day, “What is homeschool?”

Ha! That’s a post for another day, kiddo.

But Mrs. P was excited to see all the kids last night and was so enthusiastic and energetic that I can’t help but think this is going to be a great year for Olivia.

Alyssa is SO ready for school to be back in session. She’s had fun this summer but I know she’s missed her friends and she can’t wait to have a full eight hours away from me and Tom and Olivia. I know, that should probably make me sad but really it just makes me proud of her. She’s grown so much in the past few years in all ways. I mean, obviously, she’s grown physically but she’s also grown socially and emotionally. She’s going to have an awesome year just because she’s decided to make it so. She amazes me every single day just because she’s so awesome. I love how much she loves her family even as she’s branching out, making friends, feeling her way toward independence.

Sure, I’m not looking forward to packing lunches every single night for the next nine-ish months but…it’s a small price to pay to have my girls getting a quality education surrounded by people who genuinely like them.

And get this…the bus route changed this year. The girls’ pick up time, which was 6:50am last year, is now 7:29. Nice!!! So much better. We all get to sleep for an extra half hour. That makes everything better in my world.

Last night at 8:30 Olivia asked me if we could go to bed rather than sit on the couch together. I declared that to be an excellent idea and we all headed to bed. I don’t know about A and O but I was zonked out by 9:00. We all slept until 6 with nary a peep. Now that’s a good night’s sleep. I’m glad they got that kind of sleep before the first day even though on the first day, they don’t usually do much other than get settled.

I do hope Olivia decided that second grade will be THE year of eating her lunch with her peers but we’ll see. And if she doesn’t? There’s always third grade.

1 comment:

Julie said...

Aargh, I can't see what kind of fanciness you did with her hair for the first day. Is it a giant "1"? Is it a giant "2"? Did you spell out her name??