Sunday was the last day of summer vacation here at our house. While the boys were ready to be back in school with their friends, I don’t know that they were ready to be back in school all day long. Carter started kindergarten this year and was beyond excited until Monday morning when it was time to get ready for school. He started asking a lot of questions on Saturday and Sunday about naps at school, how to get to different places and things like that.
Corbin went to third grade this year and he was so happy to learn at the end of the year picnic last year that his teacher this year was right down the hall from his second grade teacher. He’s been so lucky to have amazing teachers each year so being able to be so close still is a plus for him.
Our big day started off a little crazier than I’d expected but it worked out well. Friends came into town Sunday night and stayed with us so the boys were a little wild and didn’t get to bed quite as early as I’d have liked (us grown ups didn’t even make it to bed until after midnight!). We were all up and ready this morning and I heard a bus while the boys were having breakfast. Since the middle school bus comes about an hour before the elementary school bus, I assumed that’s what I’d heard. Several other moms and I had checked into the bus times for our neighborhood and couldn’t figure out why the bus was coming at 7:45 this year when it came about 7:15 last year. Having past experience with the bus company, we headed to the bus stop just before 7:30. Thankfully we did because we caught the bus on the way out of our subdivision! Now we know the time provided was wrong and the bus I heard the first time was the bus coming into our neighborhood…tomorrow morning they’ll be out there much earlier.
Because the bus was so early to pick the kids up, we assumed they’d be just as speedy getting them home. Sadly we were wrong about this! A couple of other mommies and I stood at the bus stop for about half an hour waiting for the bus to show up. It was nice to chat and catch up with the other girls but it’s a little nerve – racking waiting for the bus to show up with your babies on it.
I’m happy to report that Carter had an awesome day full of “jitter juice”, puppet making and snacks. Corbin was beyond upset that third grade was “a lot of work and no fun”. Hopefully his perception will change and the year will get better for him.
How was your little one’s first day?