August 25, 2016

Back to School Blues


The boys are back to school and loving it.  Me?  Well, I have mowed the grass two days in a row and today I am vacuuming and steam cleaning my carpets.  Dishes are done.  Laundry is done.  The house isn't perfect but it's getting there.  I have already caught up on all my TV shows.

I'm dying here.  Bored and missing the chaos.

Grandpa Jim's mini me.  Giant feet and all!

Second grade is proving to be a lot of fun.  I have heard no complaints.  Coming from a kid who thought he was done after Kinder and who only sorta liked 1st grade, being happy about going to school 4 days in a row is a huge accomplishment. He was super bummed he didn't get the same class as some of his friends. And even more sad that the boys he does know are not allowed to do sleepovers or play dates yet. Boo!

I forgot to ask him if people read his shirt and gave him hugs

Sixth grade has been a bit of a roller coaster.  Ant can be quite the anxious kid.  He has worked really hard on being more laid back.  But a new, bigger school that is no longer just a walk away from home has him in a big of a mess.  Although David and I are probably more worried about it than he is.  Trying to have faith in him and our parenting.  He is an amazing kid.  And has already been tagged with the nickname "Baby Anthony" I can't even go there.  He lets it roll off his back but I am sure it will get old fast.  But its better than Midget Flash.  That's what they called him last year...

Last night before bed, David and I were talking about how we just need to trust our parenting and believe that they will always  make good choices.  Why is middle school so scary?  Or is it just me?  It's not just because he is so tiny.  But because he is good.  I know I can't shelter him from it all.  I know that I have talked to him about life enough for him to know better.  But in the end, I am still a parent and I still worry.

If anyone needs me, I will be scrubbing my floors, out for a bike ride or swimming.  Maybe I will clean out the garage or re arrange my pantry.  I could clean out the junk drawer or plant a fall garden.  It's going to be a long school year.

Have all the kids gone back to school?  How are they dealing with it?  How are you?

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