I made it.
No, I’m not talking about the Hurricanes, Tornadoes, Floods or Earthquakes we’ve had here lately.
I’m talking about the summer break.
There were some times that I thought I wouldn’t make it through, some touch and go moments, but I did it.
As the early morning sun hit my face and my alarm chirped for the first time in months, I stretched and smiled, merrily jumping out of bed.
Today is the first day of first grade!
Unlike last year, where I was so anxious about Joey starting Kindergarten I was practically sick and I cried the whole way home after dropping him off on his first day of school, this year I was skipping down the hall to wake him up and get him ready for first grade.
Don’t get me wrong, I love my oldest son dearly, but he needed to get back to school. In the beginning of the summer he would willingly do some workbook activities aimed at keeping his brain functioning at grade level, but by the end of the summer we battled over hours spent watching tv, playing Wii and Nintendo DS. When he wasn’t engaged electronically he was asking when he could hook up again, and would occupy his time by fighting with his brother.
Unfortunately for Joey, there aren’t any boys his age in our area, so he was ready to get away from Jake and back to his friends at school. He was excited this morning to see a friend from last year assigned to the desk right across from him.
So this morning Joey got up and off to school with only a minor battle out of bed, and seemed excited to be back at school. He looked a little nervous as I left, but was sitting happily at his desk, and I’m praying for a healthy and happy year for him (ugh, back to school germs…).
As I drove home, I imagined how much I’d accomplish now that Joey’s back to school until I was greeted by Cecilia’s spilled Cheerio’s and milk and Jake’s whining about when we can go outside.
Better luck next year when Jake and Joey are both full day at the same school…
Anyway, Happy Back to School Days!
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