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I hope everyone's first day back went smoothly.   My kiddos woke up excited and ready to go, no problems getting up.  I was a bit surprised by this considering they had a hard time falling asleep last night on time.

How was your morning?

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I hope everyone had a smoother day than we did! Everything was great until one of my little kiddos didn't eat breakfast because "he wasn't hungry" and then went to PE. I went to meet him for lunch and he was a pale as a ghost. He looked well overheated! Breakfast is so important, he ended up going home sick on the first day of school! We woke up about 10 minutes earlier, had a great breakfast and we are crossing fingers and praying that today goes more smoothly! Happy First Days of School Everyone! :)

I hope today does go better for you and your kiddos.  

Yesterday went pretty smoothly with my babes, my children loved their new teachers.   Picking up procedures have changed a bit at their school and we talked about this before school yesterday.  I did have a brief worry when Lillian didn't come out where she was suppose to.   Luckily she did show up and said it wasn't that she was somewhere else, it was that her teacher dismissed her a little later.  

I walk up to the school and then we walk home together.  Yesterday there was some serious dark clouds and wondered if we might get soaked our first day back, but we made it home dry and sound.  

The only complaint I received was from Ryan that there wasn't any mustard for his chicken sandwich yesterday.  If that's all I got, then I say it was a pretty good day.  :) 

Now this morning........ what a ride.  My daughter even told me, "I'm grumpy!  I want to go back to bed!"   I needed someone to help me talk her down from that building.  I sure hope she's having a better day.  

Me too! It sounds like yesterday was smooth sailing. Today went perfect so far, we woke up earlier. No complaints, let them zone out for a few minutes while dressed on the couch, then we jumped in the car by 7:35, which is beating our normal 7:40 time, and we were off! :)

my only complaint is the earlier start time for high school, this is our first year and being in class by 7:10 seems a bit early, we now have to get him up at 5:30 to catch the bus, although I must say, he went to bed and fell asleep last night with no problems!  Other than that, so far it has been a smooth transition from middle to high school.

Ugh yuck. 5:30, I don't know that I am ready for those days! :) My kids thankfully are in elementary where they start at 8, we wake up anywhere between 6:45 and 7, I don't know if I'll ever be ready for 5:30. That's fantastic if you can wake up early andnot feel tired all day! :)
My kids are up at 5:30 n leave by 6:15 n walk they have been miserable . My 4 yr old started vpk n the first day was great but yesterday he cried all day n today he was crying when i left it broke my heart

Oh no. My kindergartener this year I think was a little nervous to be at a new school, but thankfully had enough friends that he loved VPK. They have really special VPK programs in the area now, the teachers and the learning achievements are amazing, they really help them get ready for kindergarten!  I hope your little one has a better day today, trust me I was told on the first day of school I was the first mother to cry. My kid was like ok mom you can go and I sobbed the whole way home, he was just so independent. My daughter has been so independent for a very long time and doesn't even need us either. I was just hoping for a little sadness from either one, but I didn't get it! Hope this week gets better for you! :)

As I was walking home from taking my youngest two to school this morning, I couldn't help but think of this thread and understand it's a two topic discussion:  How they, the kids, are handling school, and how, us, the parents are dealing with it as well.

And here's why it came to mind:

It broke my heart, I was two blocks away from the school still within eye-shot and heard bloodcurdling- I'm serious!- screams coming from a child.  Who wouldn't look, it could have been an abduction for goodness sake, and then I could see, and hear, it was a child screaming they didn't want to go to school and a mother trying to drag the child towards the school.  I felt so sorry for them both.   :(

As for my children, my darling daughter is still projecting her not-so-morning-person self, and my son I think is silently suffering from some anxiety.   He would probably die if he knew I was posting this, but he's a "regular" daily guy, and since school has started, today being day three!, he hasn't used the restroom.   When he's stressed he does this.  Big sigh from this mom.  And I can't help but worry about where he is mentally and how uncomfortable his tummy has to be.  :(

Yay, he finally 'went' and reported a good day.  

Shawn Spivey said:

As I was walking home from taking my youngest two to school this morning, I couldn't help but think of this thread and understand it's a two topic discussion:  How they, the kids, are handling school, and how, us, the parents are dealing with it as well.

And here's why it came to mind:

It broke my heart, I was two blocks away from the school still within eye-shot and heard bloodcurdling- I'm serious!- screams coming from a child.  Who wouldn't look, it could have been an abduction for goodness sake, and then I could see, and hear, it was a child screaming they didn't want to go to school and a mother trying to drag the child towards the school.  I felt so sorry for them both.   :(

As for my children, my darling daughter is still projecting her not-so-morning-person self, and my son I think is silently suffering from some anxiety.   He would probably die if he knew I was posting this, but he's a "regular" daily guy, and since school has started, today being day three!, he hasn't used the restroom.   When he's stressed he does this.  Big sigh from this mom.  And I can't help but worry about where he is mentally and how uncomfortable his tummy has to be.  :(

Yeah! :) I haven't heard my report yet... To be continued!

So, yay, we all made it the first week of school and now onto number 2.   

The kids are reporting mostly good things, but there is a classmate that is driving my daughter batty in her classroom.  This student seems to distract her often with what she describes as their antics.   This child was in her class last year as well, I don't expect the behavior to let up.   On the sigh side, I told her last year after complaints, "Just get through this year and next year I'm sure they will be another class."  

She dead-up told me she wasn't counting on that hope anymore.

Off that.

So, as most of us have been filling lunch accounts (well, maybe only some of us on that), buying the school agenda, uniforms, shoes, socks, undershirts, school supplies...... I need a little budget rest.  And what comes home today the 6th day of school?   School picture order forms!  

So far so good, at least for now!

We made it through the first week of school with some minor-ish hiccups.  I get up at 5:00 AM to get my older son going so we can leave for his bus stop at 6:00 AM.  From everything I've read it would make loads more sense, developmentally, if the high schools started at 9:00 and the middle schools started at 7-ish, but for the bus schedules (and teenagers' working hours) that doesn't seem practical.

At least I've got the boy eating some breakfast, which is new for him.

And my 5th grader is, weirdly for him, loving 5th grade.  This is the child who has in the past referred to the school as "My Torture Center", so fingers crossed this keeps up!

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