Today was the first day of school for Sam and Anna. We spent a good part of yesterday afternoon at an Open House meeting the teachers and finding classrooms and the kids were so excited that (thank goodness) they worked themselves into a state of exhaustion in time for bed. That being said, they still beat me up and were dressed and ready for the day before I was completely coherent.
Anna is in half-day everyday Kindergarten...when I went to pick her up before lunch today she cried because she wanted to ride the bus home. Thanks, Anna. Nothing like preferring a bus to your mother to make her already emotional day collapse even further.
That's right. A bus. We live maybe 2 miles (at the most) from the school and for the first time in my time as a mother, the kids will be bussed. One of the benefits of living on base.
Sam started 3rd grade and was a little more nervous than I have seen him on other first days. He finished his first homework assignment (picked up at the Open House) hours before dinner last night and, knowing him, will be all set to hit it hard again tomorrow. Yes, my friends, that makes FOUR different schools in FOUR years. What a kid.
And this is how Josh took to all the excitement.
Yeah, buddy. I kinda know how you feel.