The time has come for 2/3 of the boys to head back to school. The summer flew by and it wasn’t as great as we had hoped due to the record rainfall and scorching temps. However, spending time together is never a disappointment and we are glad we got some uninterrupted time with them this summer.
Monday night we had Parent Orientation which involves the kids lugging around their 20 pounds of school supplies, finding their desks, meeting the teacher and the parent’s filling out a whole lot of paperwork. Mason has the same first grade teacher we had with Logan so she was super excited as were we. It was nice to see her again and catch up even though it seems like just yesterday Logan was starting 1st grade in her class. Logan’s teacher is equally awesome and we are so pleased to have lucked out with great teachers every year for the kids. A lot of people can’t say that and so I realize how fortunate we are.
Logan will be in 3rd grade and this year, like every other, I have no fears or worries. Logan has proved to be an exceptional student and never misbehaves and is always at the top of his class. I can take no credit for this since he was simply born this way. His teachers always say how they wish they had 20 of him so that always sets my mind at ease whenever we start a new school year. He has a few friends from his 2nd and 1st grade classes so he was really excited about that. Third grade is sure to be more challenging since he will have to start explaining his answers and reasoning more but I think it will be so good for him. We have a lot of those type discussions here and the boy loves to argue so I think he will really thrive.
Mason is in first grade and I don’t have to worry much about him either. His behavior is always perfect and he knows to always do the right thing. First grade is the biggest grade for reading advancement and I do slightly worry about how he will do but I think with some extra practice he’ll get it. He has a tendency to give up easily so I’m hoping he won’t be discouraged by the fast pace of reading levels. However, it will also be good for him and teach him to stick with something.
They were both super excited about going back and were up and dressed at 5:45 a.m. They were watching cartoons with backpacks on all ready to go. The days went great and they both reported nothing but positive things. Logan’s highlight was “Well, no one got into trouble today so that was really good.” He has no confidence it will last but he will take what he can get. Haha. Mason spent the day learning all the class pets names which include 3 bearded dragons name Puff, Magic and Dragon. The snake is named slivers and one of the guineas is “probably” named Brownie, “cause he’s brown.” The verdict is still out on that and we aren’t sure what the other guinea is called but I’m sure I’ll be finding that out today. We also spent 15 minutes trying to figure out who sat next to him and literally had to draw a diagram so he would even know what I was talking about. I think the poor kid was brain fried.
Both kids were super exhausted and Mason was hard to get up this morning. I dread when this child is a teenager. Thankfully, they are pros at the whole adjustment and are bound to have another great school year.
Gavin was the only one who had mixed feelings about the brothers going back. He enjoyed the extra attention until he couldn’t watch sesame street cause he had to be downstairs while mom worked. Lame! The rest of the day he spent in his diaper riding wagons, playing with toys and eating graham crackers. Being the youngest isn’t such a hard life. 😉
Hope your kiddos all had or will have fabulous first days back to the grind!! Happy Thursday!