Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Back to School!

Summer is technically over, in terms of no school anyway. It's still hot enough to fry an egg on the sidewalk and will be until Halloween. BOTH kidlets started school yesterday. J.T. in grade 3 and Abby in pre-K.

We went armed with supplies, bookbags, new lunchboxes, a slew of completed paperwork and even a little excitment about the new year. J.T. went into his room like the seasoned veteran he is, found his desk, shoved a box of tissues at his teacher (from the room supply request list) and said: "My MOM says you need these." He was very concerned that someone else had brought tissues too and these would be overkill and why NOT suggest it was all MOM's idea, just in case.

Abby's class has 20 four year olds enrolled. TWENTY! There is not enough ibuprofen in the world for me to take that on. One kid cried until he threw up all over the teacher's assistant. Luckily, they found a t-shirt for the poor woman to wear the rest of the day. Abby didn't cry (0r throw up) and after a few minutes of quiet observation, dove into the activities. I asked her if it was okay for me to leave and she just nodded and kept at her puzzle. Sniffle. Good thing they were handing out tissues at the door.

Abby asked me last night why the kid was crying and calling "Mommmmmyyyyyy!" and I said: "Perhaps he missed his mommy? Did you miss your mommy?"

"No," she said, with a bit of an eye roll.

They survived, even thrived, and came home... without their lunchboxes.


Michelly said...

Wow, they really start early in Georgia! Bay County doesn't start until August 25th. You must get out really early. It just seems too soon for school to be starting. I remember not going back until after Labor Day.

Stomper Girl said...

No. *eyeroll*.

She cracks me up.

Well done for raising a confident soul, Melinda and Rob.

Aunty Evil said...

Ohhh, Stomper stole my comment! She always gets here first. Not fair!

Anyway, better that she is developing (already is) into a confident girl who knows her own mind.

Definitely my kind of girl.

You would think something was wrong if she was snivelling and clinging on to you. That's just not her style.

Anonymous said...

Why would anyone cry for their mummy? Ridiculous behaviour!

Glad they both enjoyed their days. Good luck finding those lost lunchboxes.

Fairlie said...

It's not truly the first day of school unless someone loses the lunchbox.

I much prefer to be the mum of the eye-roller than the vomitter.

Rhubarb Whine said...

Sounds like the first day was successful for the eye roller. Good for her - and good for you. Hope each day is as easy. Time to stock up on lunchboxes?

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