I can’t believe that in two more weeks the kids will be back in school. I have mixed feelings about the beginning of school. On one hand I will be glad to get back to a good routine. My daughter stays up until 12-1am and loves to come in and ask me questions in the middle of the night. It will be nice to have her sleeping by 9 and on a normal routine. With school comes other fun things like soccer games and school activities.
However saying goodbye to the end of summer is tough. I love my quiet mornings where I can get up, get ready and go in 30 minutes or less with no kids to wake and coax out of bed. I also am not looking forward to the homework fight, and excuses as to why it is not done.
This year my daughter will be going into 2nd grade, just one more grade before she gets “real grades”. Honey is an excellent student and I look forward to what she will learn. She loves to share her new found knowledge with us and I’m always amazed at how much she retains. My youngest son will be top dog this year in 8th grade. I just pray this year will be easier then the last, let’s just say he sees school as a social experiment more so then a place to learn. My oldest son will be in 11th grade and that just makes me feel old! What I need him to do is buckle down a little and start preparing for college and working on getting in his community service hours that are required to graduate.
How do the kids feel about the new school year? Like most children….”NO! Not School!”
The only difference between the first day of school and the last for my kids is on the first day they drag their feet and on the last they are skipping home. Honey likes to attend the brief teacher meet up the day before the first day of school so she can find her class. She prefers to go into class on her own instead of with her mother. She did the same thing in 1st grade, it didn’t take her too long to become an independent little girl. For me this is wonderful, while some mothers have a hard time with the lack of “neediness” in their growing child I welcome it and cherish it and it makes me feel like I’ve raised a strong independent girl. I give me children all that I can but I prefer they depend on me less and make their own way in the world.
Of course a new school year means new clothes. I’m finding this year to be a little harder with my daughter. She is wanting to revolt against the “must wear” uniforms at her school (like the ones below) in favor of her own style. Every time I ask her what color shorts, skirts, pants she wants to wear her answer is “I don’t know” Thankfully we still have two weeks left for her to express her own style, so look for some fun posts on this subject coming up this week!
How do you feel about the new school year starting?
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