First off, is it just me or are kids going back to school way to early? I remember not going back until after Labor Day when I was a youngster! This is really unfair to the kids and teachers these days, they only get about 2 months of summer vacation now. All I know is that my kids were not ready to go back, of course they wanted to go see their friends but they were not ready for the learning part of the equation!
Mac and Henry both were excited to go to orientation to see their new classrooms and meet their teachers or at least they said they were. We realized the truth when we got to the school and started walking down the hall towards their rooms. They started to walk slower and slower the closer we got to the rooms and finally didn’t want to go in at all. Eventually they both did and they both seemed to like their teachers. We did have to bribe them with a round of putt-putt but that is something we were going to do anyway.
On the morning of the August 8th, it was hard for all of us to get up as early as we did. None of us were used to that time of the morning during the weeks of summer, but after a few minutes everyone was excited and ready to go.
Here are the boys just after they finished breakfast.
This is Henry’s first year at the same school as Mac and they both are happy about that. They will have lunch at the same time and they also get to have some overlapping time for recess. I think seeing his brother a couple of times a day will help Henry adjust to his new school.
So far there have been some rough mornings trying to get adjusted to the new schedule. Also, the drop offs aren’t going as smoothly as we hoped but again, it just takes some getting used to. When they get home they love to talk about their day so we know they are having a good time. I just hope it continues throughout the year! I can’t believe how big they have gotten!
Here they are getting off the bus.