Tuesday, August 23, 2011

First Day of School

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It was an exciting morning in this house!  The two older children woke up around 6:30, I woke up at 7:15, and the youngest woke up about 7:45.  I came out to see the school-aged children dressed, with their backpacks on, and wanting me to get them out the door.  Their classes don't start until 8:40 so I talked them into waiting for a little bit.

Once they were calmed down a little bit, I got myself ready and came out with a camera!  I wanted to get a picture of them so their parents would have a little memory of what the they looked like for their first day of 2nd and 3rd grades.  Thankfully, with digital cameras, they don't need to wait to see how the pictures turned out!  They were very excited at this point and we all decided they looked great!!

We headed out the door at 8:15 and drove to the school.  The 2nd Graders Teacher happened to be at the office and gave her a big hug and hugged the 3rd grade child who was in her class last year!  I had never met this teacher before (being the aunt) but was so happy that this teacher really seems to care!  We found out what room the 3rd Grade Teacher was in, found out, and walked in. 

I got the biggest hug and kiss as I was leaving the 8-year-old in his classroom.  This is a rare occasion!  I loved that he was so excited and finally gave me a hug!  The child that is usually affection held on to her teacher's hand and gave me a goodbye wave. 

The 3-year-old announced he wanted to stay and start school!  Maybe one day, but for now, I'll keep him and play with him!!

Do you remember your first day of school?  Did you have traditions?  I remember my first days of Elementary quite well.  Up until 5th grade, Mom would walk us in, show us our classrooms, and give us kisses goodbye.  We wore the best of the new school clothes and were pretty excited!  By 5th grade, Mom had 5 children in school, one still at home, and did her best to get us all where we needed to go!


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