The kids started school today- and I’ve got one in high school, one in middle school, two in elementary, and one home with me. That’s three wake up times and three bus stop times. Fun.
This is the first year the twins have gone without Mia, so that’s a little nerve wracking. I like having and older sibling around to make sure they get on and off the bus correctly, and to tattle when they misbehave. It’s also a little weird because Ryan is repeating first grade, so they’re not in the same year at school any longer. I’m still not settled in that decision, but the school seems to think that’s the best choice, and because they made such strides with him last year, I’ve chosen to trust them.
I am hoping that middle school matures Mia. She looks so much older than she acts. It’s not that I want her to grow up fast, I just would like her to gain things like the desire for daily hygiene without me reminding her.
Lili is ambivalent about starting high school. She says school is school and it’s just the same as every other first day, just in another building. She’s changed schools a lot in her years, so I suppose that’s to be expected. Three of her best friends moved away this summer, so she’s looking forward to making new ones.
I went to multiple Targets looking for a cute blackboard a la pinterest to have the kids hold commemorating their first day, but when it came down to it, I felt bad putting 1st grade on Ryan’s and 2nd grade on Dylan’s and didn’t have them do it. I suppose I still could now that they’re home…