I didn’t think I would be up and excited this morning because I had such a late night getting all of the school supplies and little details for the first day of school situated. This is the first year that I (gratefully!) was able to have everything they needed on the first day and didn’t have to wait until I was paid or whatever, or wait until a store restocked their supplies because I had waited until the last minute. Last night, my oldest daughter Amber and her best friend (who I also call daughter) helped me label, pack backpacks and double check supply lists. Amber packed their lunches and ironed their clothes as well. But each time I tried to shut down for the night and go to sleep I would remember one other detail that went undone.
Despite all of that I slowly arose with a positive outlook and began getting myself ready. My alarm goes off at 5:30, my son’s alarm sounds at 5:45 and my younger girls alarm rings at 6. This morning, however, my son’s new alarm clock awoke both of them and they excitedly came to my room to let me know they’re up. Our contingency plan is that if someone doesn’t get up with their alarm then the next person is to awaken them. Now, if we all don’t get up then you can imagine how the morning will go.
After everyone was dressed, fed and ready to go we waited a few minutes for our neighbors who were going to ride with us. Their youngest child entered kindergarten this year so between the two of us we have four children at one school. Anna didn’t get into the school because of the stupid lottery system and will be going to kindergarten readiness at head start. Why siblings don’t have priority is a mystery to me.
Of course, I couldn’t miss the opportunity to snap a few pictures of everyone before we got into the car to go. I must say they’re a studious, attractive and well-dressed bunch of kids.
Aren’t they all adorable? I think they should be models! If you’re wondering why they have on different color shirts to go to the same school, it’s because each grade has their own color – the better to see them, my dear.
I’ve been promising Amareah she can go to the hairdresser to get her hair straightened so I was sure to get that done on Saturday and I am so happy with how it turned out. But her reaction to her hair was/is absolutely priceless.
As you can see, she is already proving to be a little diva fashionista. I, of course, think she’s absolutely divinely gorgeous.
My son Andre is the coolest guy I know. He’s handsome and is experimenting with his swagger. Handsome, huh?
These little people can really work my nerves sometimes, but I sure am proud of them. I hope they have a wonderful 2011-2012 school year and find new interests and an increased excitement for learning. And it’ll be great if they have a little fun while doing that.
Although Anna, the youngest had fun today, she was not happy this morning when they went off to school without her (she doesn’t go back until the 26th), but she was distracted a little when I asked her to get in the picture to say goodbye to her brother and sister. Despite her displeasure, she was all too pleased to involve me in matching games, puzzles, braiding her hair and badgering me to take her somewhere.
At the end of the day, the whirlwind of night-before-school activities began again.
Have your children went back to school yet? Are they happy to be back in school?
(Check out Andre and Amareah’s first day of school last year.)