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!