This post is a part of the Behind the Scenes link up where we show you photos – and tell the real story behind them. A sneak peek behind the scenes, a look past the edges of the photo to the life behind it.
So, today was the first day of school! Yay! My daughter has been anxiously awaiting this day for the past 3 months. Yes, she is crazy. I’ve talked about her overachievingÂ before but we will certainly delve into that in future posts. Back to today. She actually said the words “I can’t wait to have homework, and school projects, and do patrol duty.” I think she may be from Mars. Not Venus, Mars. That’s how cray she gets with her school time excitement. As the day drew nearer, the more excited she got. Not alone in her joy, my younger son was also extremely excited at the idea of learning to read “all the words” in first grade this year. He has self-taught (i.e. iPad apps are the BEST!) over the summer and can’t wait to get into the classroom to start learning some new stuff.
My teenage son however could do without the homework thing. That seems to be the only thing giving him the school blues. The thing he looks forward to the most – Football season. Me too, I love it! I teleworkedÂ today specifically so I could walk the kids to school this morning. We left extra early and my daughter practically ran up the street she was so happy. My little guy kept stopping for a break. The picture above was snapped during his water break as we were just a few short feet from the school doors. His big sister was so annoyed with all the stops; and when he stopped to take a sip of water I thought she may snap. But instead, she just gave him this look… he is so lucky that looks don’t kill! Lol
It’s the First Day of School!
Nothing brings me more excitement than the return to my beloved school time routine. I am such a creature of habit. I love my routines. They bring me comfort. They are reliable, dependable, and they never let me down. For me, the first day of school marks the beginning, not the end. The beginning of all the fun, and stress, that school time brings. Homework, fundraisers, carpools, and projects. I also have a huge challenge ahead with this being my first school year as a blogger. So, I guess the upside is I should have a lot of great material to blog about. But it will be interesting to see how I get all this done. I’ll just keep using my superb time management tricks to make it all happen.
I want to hear from you!
Are you excited about the start of the school year? Please leave me a comment below to tell me how you manage the busy months and find your balance during the hectic school time.