It’s that time of year again. You know, the one where overly proud parents post annoying pictures of their kids on the first day back to school. Yup, consider me one of those parents because here is my kid’s back-to-school pictures.
I cannot believe I’m the parent of a first grader and two kindergarteners. That all three kids are in school full time. & that I’m not there to see them all day, every day. It’s been a bittersweet couple of days for me. I love my new job, but I’m adjusting to how different this time of the year is for me now compared to how it’s been for the past 9 years. It’s a big change. But a good change. & luckily, since the kids are going to the school I taught at for the last 8 years, I have tons of people with their eyes on them. I feel so at ease leaving them there in the care of people that were not only my colleagues but my friends.
The girls loved their first day of school (they actually had today off though due to staggered start in our county. They’ll go back tomorrow and resume the normal school schedule with the rest of the kids) and couldn’t believe how much work is involved in kindergarten! Ha! Gotta love this age.
Lexie has Tucker’s kindergarten teacher, which is great because you get to love your child’s teacher and then have to start all over the next year, this way we get to keep loving on her and all she does for our kids for a whole ‘nother year! Lilah has the teacher right next door to Lexie, a sweet teacher that will know just how to work her magic on our strong willed girl.
Tucker has one of my best friends as his teacher this year and I couldn’t be more excited about it. This means he’s no longer in enrichment (a choice I made because of the teacher I wanted him to have) but he’s got such a solid foundation for school after last year that I know he will do great this year. One drawback is that his whole class form kindergarten is still together in the first grade enrichment class and he’s not there. I loved that group of kids but I keep telling myself that he’s going to make twice the amount of friends now and will still see all his old buddies around school all the time.
It’s going to be a great year for the kids…I can only imagine what all three will have learned by the time day 180 rolls around!