It's here. The first day of school has arrived. I will be completely honest and tell you that I am not ready. I am not ready for them to go back. I am not ready for the routine that comes with it and I am not ready to fill the hours they are gone. We had an incredible summer together, and I would happily keep it going.
I know that isn't possible since I have no intentions of homeschooling, but I am also happy to admit that I know just how many days there are before their first PD Day (31) and Christmas break (108). I am already looking forward to those breaks.
Mr. K is going into grade ONE - how did that happen? It seems like such a short time ago that he started kindergarten. He is a little nervous about it (now there is a little bit of homework) but I think mostly excited that he will have 3 recess breaks like his big brother AND get to see his friends he missed over the summer.
Mr. J is going into grade FOUR now - and that is even harder to believe. HOW on earth do I have a 9 year old? He is going to be in a split 3/4 class this year. He hasn't shown any outward signs of anxiety or nervousness, but I am sure there is a little bit of apprehension as we start the new year.
I have a great feeling about this year. They both have fantastic teachers and I know it's going to be awesome!
Are your kids back in school?