Friday, September 9, 2011

Back to School

It's the most wonderful time, of the year!
With the kids not home yelling
and teachers are telling you
drop them of here!
It's the most wonderful time, of the year!

 Abigirl on her first day of preschool.
Dakota, in the attire we like him in best. nonsense!

Connor, 1st Grader

I LOVE having the kids back in school.  The routine of a school year is exactly what this inconsistent mommy needs.  It keeps me on track and helps me to prioritize my tasks better as well as weed out the ones that aren't that necessary.

There is no time to waste, so I find myself filling those once empty minutes with little tasks like making beds, doing dishes, coloring with the girls, and actually folding and putting away laundry as soon as it is dry. I am kinder to my children (despite what they may tell you).  8 months out of the year I am almost the mom/wife/housekeeper I have always dreamed of.

Connor is in a dual immersion program and is THRIVING.  He comes home asking if we can do homework and I find him using spanish words in place of english ones.  He already has all of his colors and numbers down, certain animals and objects.  I am so grateful we went with our gut and put him in this school.

Abi is doing great too.  She is up and dressed for school before I am out of bed.  She even has her backpack on and sitting at the couch waiting for her ride every school morning.  Her class size is small, which I love and she speaks so highly of her teachers.  Her favorite thing about school this far is making up stories.

Carly Belle loves school too and has so many adorable little neighbor friends in her class.  I love driving the carpool and hearing the funny things they say.  They never make sense to me, but the kids all seem to know what the other is talking about.

You would think with all of these kids in school, I would have one-on-one time with Dakota, but that won't come for a few more years.  The girls alternate days, so I still get to have them home with me for entertainment.

All in all, I think this is going to be a very wonderful school year!  If I can just remember which kids I pick up from school on which days.  I have already forgotten one...and it wasn't my own.


Karen said...

I love Carly's face in her picture! Glad the kids are loving school!

Heather B said...

The immersion program sounds so great! Also, I love the pic of Dakota in the diaper in the background. too cute. I'm glad you're the mom/wife you want to be when school is in session. I sure hope that happens to me so I don't have to feel like I'm such a mess forever!