I can’t tell you how ready we were for school to start today. We have been waiting and planning and talking and…waiting some more. We went on Monday thinking it started. Oops! We jumped the gun…2 more days of waiting. This morning we woke up ready.
Clearly Sophia and Miles were pumped.
We wore red, white and blue because I am a total sucker for matchy kids at this age and think it hides some pretty tough toddler photography issues but also because hey – this is our Independence Day!
My kids are like some sort of uber-social Hollywood kids that think a day without other kids is akin to a day down there…you know…in hell. With constant requests for play dates and kid walks and dinner with other kids and summer multi family field trips a mom can get a little tired…and a lot ready for school!
Even Violet gets to go thanks to the morning nursery that our pre-school has and I am so very thankful they have it. If you haven’t heard, Violet does not nap. You heard me; she is a 7 month old who every once in awhile snoozes for 15 minutes once in a day but otherwise is awake and…get this…jumping. She does not like to sit. She does not like to lay on the floor. She only likes to eat and jump. She can be in the exersaucer or jumperoo or you can hold her while she pounds your legs with her little feet and makes baby dinosaur screeches at the top of her enthusiastic lungs. She is an absolutely adorable ball of energy. She might be a tiny superhero – we shall see. My arms are tired – the 3 hours in the nursery may mean I get to keep my sanity.
Instead of taking real school pictures for me we played funny games and made funny faces at mommy’s new camera.
Then the kids asked for a picture of them in their backpacks – the hit of the summer – and actually were great subjects when I was taking pictures of their backs!
We don’t worry about tears around here – my social nutballs thrive in the crazy pre-school environment.
Miles is in the 2’s with Miss Dana. She is AWESOME and the mother of Miles’ bestest friend in the whole wide world. He has been talking non-stop about him all summer.
Sophia is all the bees knees as a girl in the 4’s this year! The leaders of the pre-school pack baby! She and Miss Julia will rock it out this year, I’m sure!
See – no tears! They had a great day and while I spent my morning organizing coupons and grocery shopping for a big neighborhood playdate I am hosting tomorrow I swear that on Friday I will nap. Maybe for the whole morning.
Because I must celebrate my awesome kids and their independent spirits as well as my own mini Independence time in the mornings!
Have your kids started school? Do you have any big plans for those precious hours? Do your kids like it? I would love to hear your school experiences!