Wednesday, August 21, 2013
The boys are nearly done with their 3rd day of school, so it's about time I update about the 1st.
The night before school started, we rounded up some of our favorite school books. Drew was so cute and snuggly and definitely had some extra giddiness with all the school talk. After Matt and I both prayed with him, I was telling him all the neat things about his upcoming school day, trying to clear his mind of any worries before going to sleep. He interrupted me at one point to tell me, "Mom, you know I'm not nervous about any of that school stuff. I'm just nervous about how much I'm going to miss YOU!" Nearly changed my mind to homeschool him right then and there. ;)
Monday morning was here before we knew it. When I went into the boys' room, Adam popped right up out of bed and couldn't wait to get going. He has always been such a happy, happy boy in the mornings. On the flip side, waking up Drew is like prodding a hibernating bear. He did NOT want to get up and was furious that it was so early. I snuggled with him for several minutes and decided to let him sleep a bit longer, but Matt knew we'd be running late if we did that so he carried him downstairs to try to wake him up. I found Drew like this a few minutes later. Bless him.
He eventually had breakfast and perked up and we were ready for our obligatory 1st day photos.
Gotta love Adam's t-shirt. Kind of hard to see with his back-pack on, but it's the classic knock-knock joke...Orange you glad I didn't say banana? He is obsessed with telling jokes, so this was the perfect shirt for his first day.
As is our yearly tradition, Matt stayed home with a sleeping Titus and I took the boys to school for their first day. I dropped Adam off first and I think his nerves were getting the best of him for those first few minutes. His best buddy, Alex, wasn't there yet and I could tell he was feeling anxious. He was doing the 'fast-blink' to try to keep his eyes from getting teary. I wanted to scoop him up and smother him with kisses, but he probably would have hid under the table had I attempted it. Instead I whispered encouraging things to him and walked away (although I did go back to his room a little later and peeked through the window to find him all smiles).
Drew wasn't the least bit sad or nervous about his first day. He just walked in, put his things away, and made a new friend in about 2 seconds flat. No tears from him or myself...it was a great feeling to walk away and know he was so happy.
I skipped out on the BooHoo/WooHoo breakfast and came home to find Titus awake and watching cartoons. When I asked him what we were going to do all day he said, "How about we go sit outside and wait for the boys to get home?" It was only 8:10. Lord have mercy, the days are LONG when you get up before 7:00 am!
Monday was definitely a different kind of day. We are just NOT morning people. Never have been, never will be. Most days this summer the boys would trickle into our bedroom at different times for cartoons and snuggles and we would stay in bed until 9:00 am before we finally started rummaging around in the kitchen for breakfast. Shoot, some days Drew wasn't even up before 10:00! By the time it was 9:00 am on Monday I had already gotten ready, taken the boys to school, watched tv with Titus, had breakfast, jumped on the trampoline, did the dishes, started a load of laundry, and made the beds. Craziness!
I decided we needed to get out of the house for a bit so we met up with Mandy and her boys at the Promenade for a while. Great way to kill some time and Titus just loves those boys. He calls them "my best Mason" and "my best Baby".
We came home in time to have lunch with daddy...always a favorite time.
And then Titus took an hour long nap. And I took a bubble bath and read a book. Not gonna lie...it was heaven. I might not miss summer vacation so much after all. ;)
We drove to the neighborhood beside the school and were waiting for our boys when the bell rang. We were back home before 3:00...no complaints here!
I loved hearing about their days and both of them had really great ones. They are both making some new friends and they both love their teachers. Couldn't ask for more than that. The only rough spot was when Drew saw Adam in the hallway at one point and got a little too excited...he ran over and started wrestling/attacking him. Not in an aggressive way, just in that rowdy brother way. The librarian saw it and had no idea they were brothers and probably thought Drew was a kindergartner with a 'roid problem. He was reprimanded and we've had a big talk about not wrestling at school. I have a feeling it won't be the last talk, however.
The boys had their afternoon snacks and then we were off to the pool with Bradley and his dad.
Matt brought home our favorite Mexican food for dinner and we followed it up with treats from the ice-cream truck.
All in all, it was pretty much a perfect day. Hopefully the beginning of a great year!
Posted by ~aj~ at 2:27 PM