Wednesday, August 19, 2009

First Day of School!

Do you remember that old Staples commercial with the dad prancing around the store while It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year plays in the background? I never thought it was that funny... and then I had school-aged kids.

Today was the first day of school for Ben and Sam - first and third grades, respectively. From the few details I could glean, the day seemed to go well for both of them. They even had lunch at the same time and got to play tag together at recess. Sam's a blue reader and Ben's a green reader. There, now you know as much about my children's day as I do!

Steve had trouble finding the right words to describe his day, but he finally settled on "blissful and quiet" - apparently his standards for both bliss and quiet have been eroded considerably this summer if a day at home with a two-year-old and puppy can qualify!

As for me, I'm still trying to adjust to the idea that Sam is in third grade. Third grade - it sounds so old, it can't possibly apply to one of my children!

I predict a really stellar year for both kids. I'm looking forward to Sam's second year at Walden - it took him a little while last year to remember what Montessori school is all about, and now that he's hit his stride I think he's going to do really well this year. Plus he's in the middle year of his bridge class (he's in a second, third, and fourth grade class) and I think he'll enjoy having kids in his class that are younger than he is.

And Ben's going to thrive in first grade (his class is a first, second, and third grade class). Besides , how can you have anything but a banner year when you get to eat lunch very day from a Mystery Machine lunch box? Sasha thought it was so cool that we almost had to wrestle it from her vice-grip fist to get the boys to school on time!


marymary said...

Can't believe it's that time already. Ours starts tomorrow.

That last picture of Sasha and the lunch bag is one for the ages.

Susan said...

such a great update!! yeah, 3rd grade may seem old to you...but I have a MIDDLE SCHOOLER. that makes me feel really old. well..I am old, but still. :)

I love Sasha grabbing the mystery machine lunchbox. :)

The Fox Den said...

Sasha and Abe had the same reaction to the first day of school! It's hard being the one left behind! I had to bribe him with tv. Ugh. Then friends came over and he was all good. Glad you had a great first day!

HAH said...

I don't have kids to send to school, but I've always thought that ad was hilarious!

kitzkazventure said...

Love the mystery machine lunchbox! Classic! We have a family in our neighborhood that has their van painted exactly like the mystery machine. So funny!

The boys look ready to go and I bet Sasha will miss them lots!

Ben said...

Good luck in school, guys!


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