First Day of School

August 5, 2008 at 11:02 am 6 comments

And, we’re off!  Yup, that’s still a strip of flooring material outside…we still aren’t done with the floor!

Yeah!  Stacey is a Mommy I know!

Yeah!  Flash didn’t tug on my leg!  He jumped right in!  He knew 3-4 kids in his class, and he woke up this morning tip-toeing down the steps saying softly, “Yeah!  School!”  This year, he pulled away, embarrassed, when I leaned over to kiss him goodbye.  And I was glad.

The words of “The Sound of Silence” keep going through my head today…it’s a nice sound today.

Entry filed under: Everyday.

The Big Night Surviving the First Day of School with Multiple Children

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  • 1. Stacey  |  August 5, 2008 at 11:12 am

    Hey! It’s me and my sidekick. 🙂

    Haley did well, too. She looked a little scared/shocked/sad, but I think overall… this morning went well.

    I’m sitting here feeling guilty that I didn’t go eat lunch with her. Maybe tomorrow. 🙂

  • 2. Dori  |  August 5, 2008 at 11:55 am

    So cute!!! I love the Snoopy shirt!!

    Have a great quiet day! I’m looking forward to next Monday, sort of…sometimes the sudden quiet is sad!


  • 3. Misty  |  August 5, 2008 at 12:34 pm

    We’re all missing Meg today. She was a bit clingy when I took her to her class, but I think she’ll be fine. Zoe really misses her. But, that’s the way of it, I guess.

    Glad your Red adjusted well. It’s good to see them jump right in and makes you feel less guilty for leaving them there.

  • 4. theepiphany  |  August 5, 2008 at 2:19 pm

    Wait a minute. School started already?? What kind of schedule are your schools on???

  • 5. emily  |  August 5, 2008 at 7:20 pm

    praise God school started!!!! i know that may not be the proper response some people would think but I needed silence. and i got some today. about 4 hours worth and it was so nice. me and little man needed time alone. and we got it. i needed the break from them and they needed a break from me. we all actually excitedly talked when we got home like we hadn’t seen each other in years! everyone was talking over each other, and i was in the mood to listen. God is so good.

  • 6. Cheryl  |  August 6, 2008 at 12:11 pm

    Your kids are so nice looking! I love C’s bag and sandals. They are really cute!

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