So we have finally hit the first day of school... very late this year.... and always dreaded by us all. I LOVE having my kids at home (especially as the years seem to be flying by faster and faster and I don't want them to leave me- boohoo), although the past 2 weeks have had a definite share of boredom. So we're ready for some more interaction with other humans and some routine. A little bit of holing up has happened with us over summer.
Jacob's school is doing a new thing this year, where they don't actually find out who their teacher is til Friday. I don't know what's wrong with the school district or parents that they can't figure out how many kids they'll have before school starts, but the past 2 years have been riddled with major upheaval and classroom changes- last year Jacob was moved twice- which doesn't bode well with this boy. So I'm glad for them trying it this way and we'll see what happens.
Erin has hit the BIG grade 9, so her last year at the middle school, so it should be a fun one! She came home with what looks like a great slate of teachers, but not really any friends in almost all her classes. So after all the summer prayers, that this would be a better year socially, we're trying to look at this as an opportunity for NEW friendships maybe with some girls she's never met before.
Now all we need is for Kevin to get some first day jitters somewhere :)