After a warm breakfast of homemade cinnamon rolls with scrambled eggs I sent these two monsters off to school today.
I can’t believe I sent my son to fifth grade…I remember when I was in fifth grade, which means I cannot have a child old enough to be a 5th grader! Fifth grade was a really rough year for me, we had just moved to Kansas and my west coast clothes were not a match for mid-west styles. In my adult perspective I can describe it as going to school with the daughters of DAR members and Sorority Sisters, while I was more of a daughter of a “free-love” kind of life. Suffice it to say, it was awkward.
I had to shop online this year for clothes since we were gone so much this summer. It seems all the clothing companies are advertising slip-on boat shoes for boys, so in an attempt to keep my boy stylish I bought him a pair. When they arrived he baulked and told me only girls where those kinds of shoes! Sigh. Thanks to a tip on instagram we found a local Nike outlet and I got them each a new pair of athletic shoes which they love.
This little second grader was all nerves today. She barely ate any breakfast and complained of all sorts of aches and pains on the ride to school. She told me that 7 hours was just too long to be away from me (ahhh!). I told her it was perfectly normal to feel nervous about school and that everyone feels that way (even her brother who says everything is fine and just acts out his nervousness!). We missed meet-the-teacher-night since we were still in WY, but I’ve heard that her teacher is just a dream, so I think she’ll do great this year!
I have to admit I was excited to drop them off and head to the grocery store (after brunch with friends) with just one child. I miss my kids (sometimes) while they are at school, but I sure do enjoy the quiet that exists at home with just my little one.