Monday, August 25, 2008

First Day

First day of full day school for The Love Magnet. Thirdborn has made it his mission to keep an eye on her. She wanted to wear her sparkly pink top that made her look like Hannah Montana. Thirdborn seems excited for school but still apprehensive about reading.

Secondborn is starting middle school today. He was up before anyone else (I was up at 6:00 a.m.), fully dressed and packed and ready to go. He thought school started at 7:00. Then 7:30. I finally had to look up the school website on line to show him that he wouldn't be late.

Firstborn left for school with not even the pens and notebooks I prepped for him. He seems to think that no teacher would dare assign homework on the first day. (He also assumes he will get better grades than me.)

My first day was not stressful. I'm not the only older person in class (thank heavens!) I had to give a quick speech in Comm. class to introduce the person next to me in a way that no one would forget her name. It went pretty well.

Now I'm reviewing syllabi and first chapters for tomorrow's classes, and paying bills. I still need to get to laundry, vacuuming, and scrubbing bathrooms. I need some kind of organization skills. I need my fabulous sis-in-love here to show me how to organize and clean like she does. (Kimberly, that is a very broad hint for "come and visit me". You won't have to clean. Honest.)


CandyandLadybugs said...

I hope all goes well with the first day of school! I can't wait to hear how their day went. :)

Val said...

What a big day for all of you! Yea for the first day of school!

Angela said...

I say make the kids do chores to make your life easier. Laundry can be each to his own -they might stink a little but who cares? The older ones will stop as soon as a girl notices :) Good luck with school. So does jr high start in 6th grade up there?