Tuesday, September 8, 2009
First Day of School
today was the first day of school. while i was downright giddy to have 5 hours to myself i did worry about them the entire time they were gone. e awoke in one of her standard demanding moods. wanted to watch tv. shocker. she also protested a bit about going until we told her she could wear her brand new backpack. she picked out a very pink back pack yesterday at Target. this backpack also holds her princess folder that took forever to pick out among the lesser folders. neal was none the wiser and just happy to be going on an outing.
we got to school which is literally 2 minutes from the house. joel went with me. we dropped neal off first and he became wise as to what we were going to do to him. they scooped him up and he began to cry. apparently he cried for a large portion of the day as indicated by the note in his folder. the note also assured me that it will get easier for him. talk about ripping out my heartstrings. i do hope he adjusts sooner rather than later. he has been in a mood since he has been back at home. i think bedtime will come a little earlier tonight.
we then dropped emerson off. she was excited to see her teacher and went into the classroom. however, when she sensed we were going to leave she latched onto my leg. she did this yesterday at church, too. so being the great mom i am i shook her off and RAN for the door. her note indicated she had a great day (great was underlined)! was there a doubt. not in my mind. she went to Bible class and Spanish today. she has been pretend playing as the teacher ever since she got home. she has been talking up a storm about the Bible and God. they learned the word for red today in Spanish, but i haven't heard her say it just yet. her age group does not nap and her behavior does not indicate any ill effects as of yet.
we also put up her big girl bed in neal's room . she was/is very excited about this transition. neal is a little confused as to where his toys went and why his sister is in his room. we are in a transitional period with them going immediately to sleep as you might imagine. she gets up a few times and makes up those precious lame excuses. i slept with her last night as she couldn't seem to settle down. within 5 minutes she and neal were fast asleep.
i love having a play room. ALL of the toys are now in her old bedroom. granted it has only been 3 days, but it is so nice not to look at a toy ever where i look. i spent all day yesterday and the better part of today organizing and rearranging. i think i might be painting . however, i might take that day and have lunch with and adult. i gaurantee you this restaurant will NOT have a playground and my lunch will not come with a toy.