Well once again, summer went quick!
Today was the kids’ first day of school. Seth is in grade six (middle school!), Ben is in grade four, Oliver is in grade two, and Ivy starts kindergarten. What! My baby! In school! It’s too much.
Although no one wanted summer to end, everyone was still a little excited/anxious to get back to school. No one was thrilled about making lunches again though, that’s for sure. Worst.
Anyway look at these kids! Getting so big!
The boys took the bus to school and then Neil and I took Ivy for her meet and greet with her teacher and four other classmates. She has the same kindergarten teacher Oliver had and we just love her so much. She’s just the sweetest. Ivy wasn’t shy at all and found her cubby and hooks and went around with the teacher while we filled out some paperwork and left Ivy a note for her teacher to read to her on her first full day. Not gonna lie, I spent the entire 30 minutes in that classroom with a big lump in my throat, just praying I wouldn’t start crying in front of the teacher and a bunch of strangers. Yeah I’m excited my baby is big enough to go to school and I’ll finally FINALLY FIIIIIIIIINALLY have a little alone time, but come on, that went way too fast. By the time we got back out to the truck I felt like I was just on the verge of crying. One phone call from my mom later and I was done for. I tried not to let Ivy see I was crying so she wouldn’t worry about me. 🙂
Anyway, I know I’ll be fine. Except how am I going to put my baby on the bus on Friday? At least her super excited happy face will make it a little easier. And I’m so excited to see her off the bus at the end of the day and hear all about her day.
The boys all had a really great first day at school. Seth was nervous about going to a new school but not surprisingly he really enjoyed it. He came home excited with lots to talk about. Ben had a good day but was definitely feeling melancholy about summer being over. He went straight to his best friend’s after school, played all evening and didn’t come home till bedtime. Oliver told me his new teacher was really nice and at the bedtime he told me his favourite part of the day was school. So,first day, a success.
It’s a new era people. One that I thought would never ever come and then all of a sudden it was here.
Let’s see how it goes!