C is starting fourth grade! He hates school. He absolutely hates it. I thought I understood why, but maybe I need to revisit it. He spent the morning screaming about how he was not going to leave his bed nor the house because he was NOT going to school.
Yet, he wanted to ride the bus on the first day. This is the first first day of school in 7 years that I haven't been one of the zillion parents crowded in to the elementary school dropping off their children. But, I feel that he is definitely old enough to do it alone. I didn't think it would bother me, but watching him step on the bus I felt like I was losing my Mommy card or something.
Here he is this morning. I have a bunch of frowny, angry face ones, but he finally acquiesced and smiled for me. :)
Here comes the bus:
My two sixth graders were so nervous to start a new school this morning. Here they are. Don't they look ready? I cannot believe that this is the beginning of my 5th year having S before and after school. She truly is like a second daughter to me. Here they are:
I hope they did okay. I taught middle school, so I really wasn't nervous for them, until I got there. The teachers weren't as friendly and helpful as I was hoping. I am sure they did fine, but my heart sunk a little as I left them comparing schedules and realizing that they do not have even one class together!
I usually go with a friend or two for lunch on the first day of school. Today I went with A. She is one of my best friends and I just love her. J had so much fun with C. Those two boys are so much alike! I am so glad for the opportunity to go to lunch today. It has been a rough 24 hours and I sure needed that time away. I feel a lot better now. Amazing what friends do, huh?