I’ve never heard T-Rex giggle so much. Ever. Apparently it was a great first day of school. How could it not be? We started out with blueberry pancakes topped with strawberries! T-Rex didn’t say hardly a word at breakfast and gulped his pancakes down so fast. Little Miss had to be constantly reminded to stop talking and eat.
T-Rex dashed out the door yelling, “I CAN’T WAIT to ride the bus with my friends!!!” He posed and cheesed for all the pictures in typical T-Rex fashion and then raced down the sidewalk to the bus stop. It was a brisk fall morning, perfect for the first day of school, with a golden sunrise to match the smiles on their faces.
I hurried to school to get pictures of them getting off the bus and lining up with their classes. He was all grins. Little Miss was hugging her long lost buddies.
I took the advice of my friend Cindy, and implemented a tea time after school. It gives us a chance to sit down and talk about their day before they race back outside to play again. We chatted over zucchini chocolate chip muffins. Their stories were hilarious today.
me: So did you have gym, art or music today, T-Rex?
T: We had gym!!
me: So what did you do in gym?
T: Well I was climbing on these things, kind of like what Sissy was climbing on at the park.
me: Like a rock wall?
Little Miss: Climbing a rope?
T: No. Kind of like the monkey bars.
Little Miss: That sounds like recess not gym.
T: Oh yeah. Recess. We didn’t have gym today! Just recess.
T: I fell out of my seat on the bus today!!
me: You fell out of your seat??
T: Yeah, the bus was turning a corner on two wheels and I fell out of my seat!!
me: On two wheels?
T: Well, no, not on two wheels but it felt like it was on two wheels!!
Their bus was really late getting home today. Over a half hour late! We have a new bus driver and we moms started to get worried that she might have gotten lost. Finally they showed up, and as they piled out of the bus they exclaimed, “Our bus was soooo late picking us up from school! We were waiting and waiting and waiting!”
T: Yeah, we could have WALKED home by the time she picked us up!
Little Miss: Maybe she was talking on the phone and forgot to come!
me: So, Little Miss, did you have a good first day?
LM: Yeah, sort of.
me: Sort of?
LM: Yeah, the teacher kept talking and talking and talking!
Oh, let the fun begin. I can’t believe I’m the mother to two school-age kids! And I didn’t even get the slightest bit emotional. How could I when they were so excited? I’m happy that they love school. I’ll enjoy that while it lasts!
And for my first day with both kids in school? I was home maybe a total of 1 hour in between a very busy schedule. I have some exciting new adventures of my own this fall which I will share later this week!