Friday, September 17, 2010
For us it's not so much Back to School, as it is starting school. Lil' Miss has begun Kindergarten and boy do I miss her during her time at school. I managed to not cry the first day though, yea me! She was perfectly fine with it all, telling me to go watch her from behind the fence to the Kindergarten recess yard rather than wait next to her for the teacher to take them into their classroom. Such a self-confident little person, amazing! We did go to the orientation the day before school started so knew where to go and the basics of what her room looked like and who her teacher was going to be, so that may have added to the confidence of Lil' Miss. Apparently our school has had a little surge in enrollment as they had to hire on a teacher just four days before school started due to needing three classes for Kindergarten instead of two. Guess which teacher we got? I don't mind getting the new teacher, I am not such a fan of Lil' Miss being in the portable classroom though, it would be a bit nicer to be in a permanent room.
We are now into our second week and in spite of any reservations that I may have she is loving school so far. She enjoys getting up to get ready for school and eagerly tells me about her day on the way home. Luckily enough we live close enough to the school that it's an easy walk there and back for everyone. We are even starting to see friends on their way home so are learning where in the neighborhood her new friends live. We'll see how well our walk goes once it starts to rain though! I plan on investing in some rain boots and rain jackets for both rugrats to keep them dry for that walk back and forth, we'll see if I need some rain boots too after the first couple of times walking in the rain.
I am still trying to figure out what to do with myself, how to rearrange my schedule with this change. I am a bit of a creature of habit so will be much happier once I get it figured out and know what I am doing and when. On the plus side, since I have to be up and ready earlier than I have gotten used to I am already adding in one good routine to my day, Destructo-boy and I are taking the looong way home from school so I can get in a little exercise every day. Then once we get home I do my daily cleaning and then do my consultant work, and before lunch I have cleared all my "must do's" from the days schedule. It is truly strange to have all afternoon to knit/scrapbook/sew before heading back out to pick up Lil'Miss at the end of the day. I am sure we will all get comfortable once we settle in our new routine and I can only hope Lil' Miss continues to love school as much as she does now. I still miss her every day though!