So here it is. The blog post where I lament about how summer is over and the kids are back in school.
Maybe lament isn’t the best word.
Fall in Maine is pretty awesome. And it’s nice to have some normalcy in the household for a change. A regular schedule, if you will, that doesn’t change because of vacations and weather that just won’t let you work inside.
Summer was great, but it was chaotic. We’ve been so busy, I can barely remember what we did for the past few months. I know we went to New York City, and there were carnivals and landscaping projects, summer camps and visitors from away.
That was this summer, right?
This week marked the first days of school for my kids. G started 2nd grade on Tuesday, and Biz started his first year of preschool on Wednesday.
G’s first day was pretty uneventful since he’s used to the school thing now. I made a big deal out of Biz’s first day, though, because it was his first day of school ever. And he’s always had to watch his big brother in the spotlight this time of year.
Biz’s reaction to my doting over him on the morning of his first day of school?
“Why are you being so nice to me this morning, Mommy?”
Apparently, I’m not very nice to him in the morning.
I tried to explain to him how proud I am of him and how he’s going to love preschool. That this was the beginning of him becoming a big boy like his brother.
Biz was mostly excited about bringing a backpack to school because, as he said the night before, “I’m so ‘cited because all the kids are going to listen to me when I wear my pack pack.”
So, Mommy’s mean and kids don’t listen to him. It’s a tough life for Biz.
Anyway, the first day of school seemed to go well. I wasn’t too worried since it’s in the same location as his regular daycare. It involved a mouse that handed out Cheez-its for snack, a piece of “water” artwork that looks like a randomly cut piece of paper with purple scribbles on it, and dressing like a princess. That’s all normal for preschool, right?
I’m just happy the transitions are easy.
How was your end of summer / back to school transition?