First Day Debriefing
I absolutely love the first day of school when the kids get to come home and tell all. Here are a few of my favorite quotes so far:
Boy Two: “My teacher’s aide is a goth high school kid.”
Me: Well is he nice?
Boy Two: “I don’t know. He doesn’t speak.”
Boy Three: “My teacher’s aide is Dora. Lucky for her.”
Me: Lucky for her that her name is Dora?
Boy Three: “No. Lucky for her that I’m in her class.”
Me: *Eye Roll*
Me: Girl, what was your favorite part of school today?
Girl: “Pretending we set the play kitchen on fire so we could call the fire department on the fake phone.”
And Boy One is still at football practice but I’ve already heard through the small school grapevine he got lost looking for a class. Isn’t that every 7th grader’s worst nightmare? I had plans to pet him to death when he gets home but Luke has informed me that he’s grown now and doesn’t need his mother smooching on him just because he had trouble locating Science.
Whatever, man. Isn’t it obvious why God gave children a mother?
I should say a special thank you to our awesome principle, Mr. S., for helping my boy find his way. It’s nice to know there’s a little compassion remaining in your gender.
More later on the emotional breakdowns that took place in the Kindergarten hall this morning, but right now it’s still too raw.
Feeling your pain as your baby’s growing up just a little bit more!
Cracks me up about setting the kitchen on pretend fire – does that girl have brothers or what?!
I feel like such a slacker – we don’t start until the 26th.
I am feeling your pain as well
I about lost it when Cole started preK
I know he only goes to school from 8-12 but whatever it still hurt!!
See you in 10 days~!!
I love the comments your kids make! Hope #1 has a better day tomorrow!
A mommy breakdown, or a kiddie breakdown?
Ah- ugh- no one could pay me to go back in time.
I remember those first day ramblings. Now I hear the ramblings all the time- since mine are homeschooled and with me all day, every day.:-)
We don’t start school until next week but now I am anticipating what my “first year at jr high” teen daugher will come home with. ha ha. -Blessings, Laurie
Mmmmm… love school!!! I plan on homeschooling (for now) but I love a good shopping trip to get pencils and backpacks… so nostalgic!
Oh…I’m with ya Lysa. Its just a lot isn’t it?? A lot of everything. Keep the stories coming. I was told NEVER walk into school with me (6th grader)!!
I will be sending mine off in two days. I’m not ready!!!
I still have 24 days until my youngest goes off to Kindy.
I *think* I’m ok with it now, though I wasn’t a couple months ago.
You were in my thoughts and prayers yesterday!!
Glad everyone, including you, made it through relatively unscathed!! I know it’s hard.
Next Monday I’ll be posted in our Kindergarten wing to help with emotional kids and Moms!! We even have a tear time coffee for parents.
If you ever want to write a screenplay to follow the best-selling book, the goth-mute teacher’s aid is a GREAT character. Love that!