School Days

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It was hard today.  So conflicting.  So JOYOUS to have them GONE, GONE, GONE!  We’ve had far too much togetherness this summer.  Lots to do, not a lot of “fun” time… which left us plenty of time to argue and not clean things up.  It’s been super fun.  But, then there’s the other side of the coin where I felt nervous, hoping they were making friends and remembered their schedule, etc.

Spencer meets the bus at 7:11 — that’s right, Slurpee time. Feel. the. VERY. EARLY. MORNING. joy. There, do you feel it? I know I do.  He was pretty excited though.  We can catch the bus at either 7:11, or a few minutes later… he is sticking with “Slurpee time”.  We’ll see how long that lasts.

I was pretty sure you’d want a close-up of those shoes.  You did, well, here you go.  They light up even.  We got them at Kid to Kid, they provided a lot of joy and were low in cost, as well as quality.  We’ll see if they melt one day.
Here he is waiting at the bus stop with his one other compadre.  She is in 5th grade, and adorable.  I must say that all the people I kids I have met have been REALLY well spoken, they speak to adults well.  That’s something we could use around here….
Spencer got on the bus… with nary a pause to be afraid.
Then, I ran to the school just to be with him on the first day.  One of his classmates puked in line.  I can’t blame him, it was really hot.  What a nice way to start the first day!

Reports from mister middle are that he had a great time.  He has 2 new friends and he really likes his teacher, but the playground isn’t as good.

Get THIS.  The PRINCIPAL called this afternoon.  I was worried she was calling for a particular reason, but she wasn’t.  She just wanted to check up and see how Spencer had liked his first day.  I was really impressed that she did it.  I know it didn’t take long, but wow. 

So far, so good.

Of to Mr. Middle SCHOOL…  He doesn’t have to meet the bus until 8:36… and he was up with Spencer… which gave him a lot of backpack wearing time at the house.  He was pretty excited.  He’s already met a few friends, including the kid across the street.  Sadly, his mom took him to school this morning, so he was the new/friendless kid on the bus.

He did alright though.  I tried to be really incognito taking these pictures.  I am fairly sure I didn’t succeed.

What with the new school-ness, I haven’t really had time to revel in the fact that I have a kid in middle school.  That’s just crazy talk.  CRA-ZY talk!  But, I’m excited about the friends he’s already made.  There’s a good kid in our ward who is in band with him.  I’m seeing benefits for this man already.

So, all in all a success on the first day.  I even made cookies to greet them with when they came home.  They were bitter I didn’t have otter pops.  You just can’t win.

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  1. says

    Awwww. Love first day photos! I just love them. We still have almost a month.

    And, you win. You win the earliest bus award. Every time I feel to complain about our 7:40 bus time this year, I will think of you and cry.

  2. says

    Love your blog. I’ve read a bunch of posts and you are freaking hilarious! Love all the Sister Wives posts. We have lots to talk about…

    Love these pictures. Next year I want you to come to my house and take my kids’ first day pics cuz the ones I take are all lame. Except you will be busy taking more awesome photos of your own cuties, so bummer for me.

    We should get together next week when the first week crazies have calmed. I bet Whit and P could be good playmates (and so could we!)

    (and just a note…the word verification is ‘unsated.’
    “Even after all the chocolate fudge sauce I self-medicated with tonight, I am still ‘unsated’.”
    Who picks these words, anyway?)

  3. says

    How interesting, there is a school bus! Sounds like it is going well. Meg must have given your new principal a heads up about you! : )

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