Monday, September 12, 2011

First Day of School!

It finally arrived, the eagerly anticipated first day of school!  We were in a big rush to get out the door, so I didn't get a cute little pic of them standing next to the door like I'd planned.  What goes like I plan, though? The class starts at 8:30, so I had to wake up N (early bird M was up at 7) at 7:30, which did NOT go well.  Ok, the dressing and eating did not go well.  Guess I should take notes from those experienced moms who do practice mornings before school starts.  Nah, that would be even crazier!  Fortunately, Hubs was here to be "action chugger" and get the boys to eat their frozen chocolate chip waffles and dress the flailing baby alligator for me.  Thanks, honey.

We are in a new school district, so everything was new for me today, too.  New building, new teachers, new classroom - yes, I missed the "meet the teacher" day last week, which would have been useful because I parked at the wrong side of the building and walked through the entire senior center and community center wings before reaching the 'youth' wing!

M and N, above, are playing with flaxseed.  N LOVES this activity table and spent much of the morning pouring the flaxseed into the cone which made the paddlewheel spin.  So that's it, our official first day of school picture.  As a "new" parent today, I didn't feel very comfortable taking a dozen pictures right away on the first day, but I'll try to take more in the future.

And of the 12 or so kids in the class, there's only ONE girl!  Apparently, there will be another next week since someone was ill today, but it looks like there was something in the water 2 years ago.  Their class is nearly all boys!  And two of them are ALSO fraternal twin brothers.  I'm so happy to have run into yet another twin boy mom in my new town.  There's just something about having other twin mom friends that makes my weirdness more normal. 

I'm also happy to be starting our fall schedule.  Summer is great for the first two months, but I guess I'm not the supermom I thought I was because I LOVE that school is back in session!  Know what's also back in session?  Signing up for snacks!  My calendar is already filling up with food dates, and as a matter of fact, I need to assemble an egg bake today because my church's Mom's Group starts tomorrow and - you guessed it - I have to take a dish to pass. 

But I love the first day of school, even though now it looks different than it used to - you know, flaxseed, eggbakes, and long walks through the senior center.

1 comment:

Cuz I'm the mama! said...

Is this ECFE?? Oh .. how I am going to miss ECFE this year while we are in Seattle. That was my saving grace and they have nothing like that here. Booo! Looks like your year is off to a great start!! I agree - time to get back on routine! :)