We survived our first day at “big school”! By “we” I mean my daughter and myself (I think the twins did a little bit better than we did). I spent Sunday night at Shannon’s house so I could “help” her…..really, we needed each other for support! When I arrived about 6:00 yesterday evening, she was packing their school supplies and putting their backpacks together.
Taylor had to give her nap mat a test run
Soon it was time for baths and supper then bedtime. The twins were so excited about going to “big school” they had a hard time going to sleep.
Before bed they called Pop to remind him they were going to school on Monday (like he could forget!)
And here’s Shannon making her world-famous BP&J with crusts carefully cut off!
Neither Shannon nor I got very much sleep. She had already told her hubby he COULD NOT go to the first day of school because he gives in to their demands to “hold me” or “I want to go with you daddy” too much so he was barred from going to the first day….we would never have been able to leave them in their classroom. Plus, he had to go out of town.
I forget how early 5:30 a.m. is!!! After we had our showers and got the twins breakfast, it was time to roll them out of bed. Before we knew it, it was time to leave….
Jackson is used to waiting on his sister
I’m in love with this angel!
A girl and her curls….
…and a pink backpack.
When they bought their house about 3 years ago, they knew a new elementary school would be opening less than 2 miles from home at the time the twins started kindergarten. Not only was today their first day of school, it was the first day of a brand new school! They will go through school with many of these same kids, and a lot of the kids that are in their school go to their church so it wasn’t like they didn’t see any smiling, friendly faces.
Even leaving at 7:00 we found ourselves in a long line of anxious parents and eager kids….
It’s a beautiful drive going to the school grounds
Jackson is checking out some of his new classmates
The teacher had put out a picture and crayons so the kids could color….
Jackson telling his teacher “good morning”
And finally it was time to leave….here’s Shannon giving her little man some “love” (sorry it’s so fuzzy)
And of course Taylor got hers too
I was really proud of myself, I didn’t cry at the school but I think I heard some sniffling from a certain daughter as we left the building.
I called this afternoon to see how their day went. Taylor announced that her mommy had cried all day at work! I guess Shannon must have told her that….
Here’s hoping every little boy and girl (and moms and dads) have a wonderful and exciting school year.