Buggy is starting 3rd grade and we're blessed that she has fantastic teacher. Boogie had her in 3rd grade and we are thrilled to be with the same teacher this year. Buggy has just a few friends in her class this year. That will be a challenge, but she does get to see the rest of her friends during recess. She is already looking forward to signing up for her favorite after school art class and this year she wants to join the chess club. Yes, to all of this!
Mr. Bananas had a much harder transition. We were thrilled to find out that he has another fantastic teacher. She taught Buggy in first grade and we are thrilled to have another kid in her class this year. Even though he had the teacher he wanted, I knew something was up when Mr. Bananas ended up in our bed every night since coming back from the beach. The morning on the first day of school was atrocious as he woke up in a terrible mood, screaming at us, slamming doors, and basically losing his mind. I knew it was just anxiety, but my patience was up when he slammed his bedroom door and I found him sitting in bed reading a book instead of getting ready for school. He pulled it together and ended up have a great day. He hasn't been in our bed since, so it's safe to assume that he's more comfortable with starting first grade.
I think Beanie has had the hardest time. All of her favorite playmates are in school and she is the last one at home. She so desperately wants to go to school. After we dropped off all the kids at school. I went upstairs to get something and found her sitting on the floor facing the tv, which was turned off, rubbing her blanket and crying quietly. When we snuggled she told me she missed her "sib-bings."
As the week has gone on, the mornings are smoother, and I'm finding that the earlier wake up time with the first born is allowing me to get a little bit more done during the day, whether it's an early morning work out, washing all the dishes, or putting in a load of laundry. I miss my big kids, but I know that they are in good hands. I'm relishing my mornings with the "baby" and looking forward to getting more done during the day.
It's Friday so tonight will be a yummy dinner followed by family movie night. Boogie and I will get up early tomorrow for his first cross country practice and we are all enjoying a rare quiet weekend before all of the weekend activities begin in the next couple of weeks. We're still transitioning which means tired kids, earlier bedtimes, and a quiet-ish weekend. And as I write this, Hubby has nixed family movie night because the kiddos are so tired. We'll try for tomorrow night.
As the school week draws to an end, I am grateful for all the teachers who work so hard to provide an positive learning environment for their students. I am grateful for the teachers who have my most precious babies in their classes. I am grateful for the the administrations that support their teachers. Here is to a happy and healthy new school year. Peace be with you.
|Third grade and first grade, here they come!|
|Buggy, ready for 3rd grade|
|She was all smiles until she realized that they were leaving her|
|"I miss my sib-bings"|
|After school picture. They came home with smiles.|
|Enjoying an after school ice cream treat.|