I took Littlest to his first day of kindergarten this morning. And I didn’t cry. At least not until I got back home. I’m counting that as a win today.
Littlest was absolutely adorable this morning. I realize I am his mother and slightly biased, but he really was cute. He insisted on wearing his heavy backpack, full of al his school supplies, down the hall to the elevator and then down to the basement this morning. His backpack was so heavy that he fell down walking from our apartment to the elevator. But would be let me carry his backpack for him? Absolutely not.
There are three elevators in our building. Two go down to the first floor/lobby, and one goes to the basement. There is a set of stairs from the lobby to the basement, but I wasn’t going to risk letting him walk down even one flight of stairs with a backpack that weighs as much as he does. We waited for the basement elevator this morning. He only relented to taking off his backpack when we got in the car to drive to school.
Littlest has never been to school before, we did preschool at home. He was a little overwhelmed with the hustle and bustle at the school this morning. Of course I stayed with him and pointed out all the morning routines he will learn to do by himself in a few days. Today I waited in the cafeteria with him until it was time for his class to line up and go to their room. Then I got him settled at his desk. No tears, just nervous excitement from both of us. I tried to take a couple back to school pictures but he was too wiggly and they were all blurry. He promised I could take some after school photos. We talked about where Mommy will pick him up this afternoon. He gave me two kisses, two hugs, a high five, and a fist bump and then he was ready for Mom to go.
Back home and it was time for round two of the first day of school. This is the last year of middle school for Youngest Twin. And the first time I can remember where he didn’t want me to walk in to school with him on the first day. I won’t say much other than he was really nervous this morning as well. They’ve changed quite a few things at his school this year, including the number of class periods each day. He, like his mother, is a little adverse to change. I sent him off with good vibes and a deal that he gets to pick what we have for dinner tonight. I think he’s already decided on tacos.
Round three of the first day of school is happening now with Oldest Twin. I’ve got all his curriculum in order for this year. We will start with a couple subjects today and then build up our back to school routine over the next week. We’re doing physical science this year, American history up to the Civil War, pre-algebra, and English Language Arts. For his ‘elective’ I think he’s decided he wants to take a computer coding class.
I’ve already been in school for a week. My final semester of my bachelors degree started last Monday. (I wasn’t entirely thrilled that I had to start a week before my kids did.) I’m really excited that this is my
last final penultimate semester. To celebrate I indulged in a little hair impulsiveness Friday night.
Now that everyone is back in school I have some fun new things I’m excited to share with you. A monthly blog book club that I will be announcing this week, along with the title of our first book. And my latest crafting obsession (if you follow me on Instagram you’ve already seen me working on a few things.)
Now I think I need some first day of school caffeine. And chocolate.