September 4, 2008

We Survived Our First Day Of School

After much procrastination and a late night of planning and photocopying we finally hit the books today for our first day of school. It’s my first year with all four kids (7th, 6th, 2nd, and Kindergarten) and also the first year where I’m NOT done with school by lunchtime.

But we got a ton done, although not everything I’d planned, and managed to end with my oldest son saying it wasn’t near as bad as he thought it was going to be. He said he actually liked it.

One of the best compliments you can get from a teen to his teacher.

I’m reveling in it.

And it was so much fun to get one on one time with each kid today. I could sure tell the difference in their behavior. They are much more enjoyable kids to be around when they’ve had undivided mommy time versus distracted mommy time.

Must remember that!

So all in all it was good. If felt wonderful to put a little more structure in our days. It’s amazing how much you can get done when you actually have a plan.



Emily said...

I'm surprised at how much easier the rest of their days are to fill. All week I haven't heard that they were bored...even once. NICE.

busy kids are happy kids.

randi said...

Glad to hear that your first day was a success!

I am looking forward to getting back into routine too. Our first full day is Monday.

WendyDarling said...

I'm very glad it went well for you. :-) You're right, it goes MUCH smoother when you have a plan. :-)

Cindy-Still His Girl said...

Yeah! :) Here's to a great year!

Miriam said...

Yay :)

Kat said...

I also find the routine that school brings quite wonderful.

Curious as to what time you start school? I'm only schooling two children (5th and 2nd) and we've not finished before lunch in it seems forever! However, we don't start school until 9:30ish. Are y'all early starters?

Gayle said...

We start at nine this year. My two oldest kids are only a year apart though so I've alwasy doubled up and taught them at the same time.

Duckygirl said...

Yeah :) Sounds like a great start!


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