We are off and running already. After spending WAY too much money on clothes, uniforms, shoes, books, and classroom supplies and snacks:
DD 11 started 7th grade on Monday. She’s cheerful and happy to see her friends again, and already bringing home new Latin words and phrases. She’s the one who has to wear a uniform.
DS 8 started 3rd grade Wednesday. He’s not the kind of kid who celebrates back to school, but he likes his teacher and is glad to see his buddies. He’s enjoying no homework for the first half-week.
DD 6 started 1st grade, also Wednesday. She worries more about what she’s wearing than what’s coming up for the day, but she always does well in school. Has already had to move her clothespin from green to yellow for being too much of a chatterbox. :rolleyes:
DS 5 started kindergarten, also Wednesday. He was SO EXCITED to finally start school! He’s been waiting and pining for this since last fall. He got in the car from school the first day and told me, “School was awesome!” His teacher grinned. He tells me everyday that he loves school. I expect him to do well.
DD 22 months is learning to be at home alone with Mom all day by herself! She always had her big brother to entertain her and play with. She seems to be adjusting well. She plays well on her own and cheers when the other kids get in the car at the end of their day. She helped me make banana bread the first day they were gone.