I had some grand plans for the morning of our first day of school, but all that went away when I went to bed at around 3am and got woken up by Mena at 5:30. To say she was excited is an understatement.
So things moved at a wild pace that morning (for me, at least) but the kids were so very ready. I caught them patiently waiting for the bus (me!) here:
But despite my running around unprepared, we made it! And on time, too. First day of kindergarten pics were taken in the classroom, “Boo-hoo” bags were picked up from our wonderful PTO, and a pat on the shoulder/”Have a great day” wave was given to our fourth grader (we are not allowed to hug him in public anymore, apparently). I went home, breathed a deep sigh of relief and then realized I have to do this again for the next nine months. When’s summer back again??
Some favorite Mena quotes from that morning:
When I woke her up the first thing she said was, “I’m gonna miss you”.
Mena: I tried to wake you up to fix my hair but you wouldn’t!
Me: Mena. It was 5:30!
Mena: Can we do more homework?
Me: That was it. That’s all you have.
Mena: That’s it?!?!?
Me: Don’t worry. There’s like, more than 200 days of school or something.
Mena: Whoa! YAY!
Me: Did you miss me today?
Mena: Umm. Not really.
“I love school! I want to marry it!”
And one from Adam sometime in the middle of the day, “Hey! Where’s Mena? Meeeeeenaaaaa!!! Where are you?”
Hope everyone out there had a great first day and has a wonderful new year