Monday, August 11, 2008

First Day of School -- Ch Ch Ch Changes

School is back in session and there was an array of emotions this morning. All I am sayin is 7 am is awful early to start school. I guess they wanna dismiss early just encase some Civil War battles need reenacted and all. Plus, the sweet tea has all run out by 2 pm so it is time to send them home to momma. But 7 am school cause emotions for me too...like bags under my eyes and eye boogers in the corners. It is not a pretty sight. They might bump back the time of school to 9 am after they see my eye boogers - seriously.Middle Twerp took awhile to get out of bed this morning, but once up he was not letting go of that new Spider Man back pack for anything. And when we got into the class, there were screaming and crying kids everywhere...but not Middle Twerp.
He tried to pay them off to be quiet...but then, then, THEN....as I walked out of the room leaving behind my baby, the bawling and squalling fever hit me..and I...I began to sniffle. But I had no time for an emotional break down...Eldest Twerp still had school to attend...and Baby Twerp wanted to walk her in...he was tellin her all the cool places to hang out and all the right thangs to say on the first day...he is cool like that and all.
She walked right into class and found her seat...and I wanted to stay...I wanted to make sure she had friends and did not sit alone at lunch and that someone wanted to play on the monkey bars with her and..I really wanted to make sure her teacher differentiated and made her think of multiple ways to solve her math problems and gave her high level thinking questions and allowed for open ended discussions without ever giving the answers, but I thought that might be a little too much for the first day and all...maybe tomorrow. But this...this, I was not prepared for...
He stood and waved bye to his sister and then...then...he could not contain in any longer...his baby was growing up...and he was all alone...with no one ... no one but me, and let's face it...all I do is blog all day. So, he sits by the window and waits...
and breaks my heart.

8 comments:

Jenn said...

Awwww....what a day already!

Working Mom said...

He even wore his Cars backpack....even though he wasn't stayin at school. God love him...

Gosh I love that Little Twerp. Have I said this before? I do. I love all your twerps, but that little one, man. He pulls at my heart-strings.

CindyDianne said...

Our Girl has the same top that your Eldest Twerp is wearing today!

Happy Back To School Day.

Just The Girl said...

How cute...two of mine start school on next monday - but I think baby girl will be just fine with it..me too.... ;)

The Kelso-Winter Family said...

i can still remember my mama bawling her eyes out when I went off to first grade. I was her baby. that was in ...um...oooh as barbie says, "math is hard!" give BT a little popsicle for being such a sweet brother.

Dana Jones said...

Everybody has bright shining faces on the first day of school in their new town, new state, new time zone! I bet you had on full makeup cause as you said, it is your gift to the world.

I remember days hoping no one would notice if I dropped off the kids while I was still in my pajamas.

whew! so glad those days are over! Dad takes him now. The youngest starts 10th grade on Wednesday. I have my party music all picked out! Starbucks is a good idea too! Thanks for the tip!

Pony Girl said...

Wow, school is back in session all ready? Wow. We don't start until after labor day.
Baby twerp was too cute, after saying goodbye to all his siblings. He looked so sad, like Linus from the Peanuts gang with his blue blankie! ;)

Mama C. said...

It's just TORTURE, I tell ya! Although I'm a complete and total mushpot, so I'm always a mess (and, like you said, the lack of sleep doesn't help soothe the emotions any).

I'm probably going to be in the same predicament when my oldest two are off to school. My son goes to HIGH SCHOOL this year (gasp!), and I'm going to be a wreck over him... will he be okay on his bus? Will the driver not be a convicted felon, and make sure the kids are all sitting down, and not goofing off and hawking spitballs out the bus windows at the cars?

Will my boy find his way through that huge maze of a school okay? Will he make friends? Will he find some kids to sit with at lunch? Will he get along with his teachers, and fill up that amazing brain of his with all of the learning they require of him (and more, if we're really lucky)??

And, my oldest girl is going into fourth grade. FOURTH GRADE!! When did that happen, exactly?? Will she hold her own, now that the "real" school work will start for her? Will she like all of the new kids that are joining her in her classroom? Will they like her? Will she be okay with her little training bra on, or will the boys make sure to tease her? Will this be the year that she ::gulp:: likes boys??? AARRRGGGGHH!!

And, as for my little squirt and me... we'll be left alone, to our own devices, too. And I'm sure she's gonna be bawling too. Along with me. 'Cause she's a big mushpot, too.

Sigh.