And they are off....
Well, actually, they are back now. However, for quite a bit of time today, all three of my children just...disappeared. Something called a school bus showed up, swallowed up my kids, and the next thing I knew, tears were springing into my eyes as I had just put my baby on the school bus. All three babies in fact, one of whom is taking AP European History this year. You know, the one who used to babble on and on about her father working in the "Ombassy" in "Caracalus" is now a high school sophomore. The middle baby is starting middle school and my uber-wee one started kindergarten.
Not only was the bus on time, it was, in fact, early and showed up at 6:19 (yes, A.M.). School starts at an hour in which no one should be awake, much less in school, but this is actually a blessing in disguise as guess who else has to get up at the same exact time to get ready to go to work? And guess who gets to sleep in on non-first days of school?
Nine hours after they left, they arrived back home. Nick gave a quick summary of school while getting off the bus, "It was fine, okay, it was all fine!" A very subtle way of asking me not to interrogate him about the first day I suppose.
All in all, things went well and the kids seemed thrilled to go. After all, we still don't have a car, so it's go to school or stay home and pick up litter/watch tv/color/watch mom pull her hair out and you know, that kind of fun only lasts so long. I suppose it's also a good thing that the academic year has commenced as I *may* start work soon. I accepted the job of Co-CLO coordinator and I have oh, so many ideas and very eager to get going.
Until I start, however, I have a few other things to accomplish...like labeling everything Nicholas owns that *might* go to school. Thank goodness for Mabel and her labels!
* I know, uniforms, what's up with that?! I generally do not like them for a variety of reasons, having worn them for some time in school. They did not accomplish the task of putting everyone on *equal* ground when I had to wear them and I've always been thrilled my kids could be themselves in school. However, here things appear to be different and they actually like them, so whatevs, right?