This is it, the day I’ve been waiting for since the end of July…
The first day of school!
Don’t get me wrong, I love my kids, but too much time together and they are at each other’s throats.
But today I am free from the arguing for at least six hours a day.
Stella is thrilled to be going back. She helped me sort out the mountain of school supplies and put them in the appropriate backpack.
Teddy can’t wait to see his friends and see which of his lady friends are in his class.
Maizie doesn’t want anything to do with going. She’s never been a fan.
Stella planned her outfit, then changed her mind. Decided on something else, then went back to her original plan. This year has a lot of animals involved.
Teddy didn’t get a say. I chose his outfit. He wanted to wear his new sneakers (size men’s 10 ½) but Stella convinced him that even if he had gym it didn’t matter because it was the first day.
Maizie had trouble deciding. Was she going to wear the dress she got? Not if she couldn’t wear a specific pair of sneakers. She opted for a pair of shorts and a new shirt.
This morning I ironed everyone’s clothes so they didn’t look like skeevortizes. Teddy was a bit shocked that he ended up looking so dapper (like I would steer him wrong).
They put their pre-packed lunches into their backpacks (I was kind enough to myself to do it last night) and once teeth were brushed, we were ready to walk the two blocks to school.
Teddy and Stella were happy as clams.
Maizie, for someone that wasn’t thrilled about going, she walked awfully fast to get there.
Soon I will find out if they had a great day and hopefully a great year.