We then had a special meal with my kids very favorite foods-- lasagna, caesar salad (yes they love it), and garlic bread. I set the table with a school theme and even found a fun string of apple lights.
To say they were excited for a new year is an understatement. Up way too early and then twiddling their thumbs and bored waiting for the time to leave. Oh well, it just left us with plenty of time for "Elsa hair" and pictures. Now two portions of my heart leave each day!
When I asked Zach how the first day went he was not optimistic. Recess was cancelled because it was raining, they missed all of art class because on kid had to go to the bathroom and then everyone had to go and by the time they were done the hour was over, and his teacher has them dance too much! I had to laugh. After talking a little longer he had plenty of exciting things to say and seems to be enjoying it enough.
The second hiccup of the week came when the attendance office called asking me to excuse my students absence. I freaked again because I had sent them to school! Immediately my mind started to fear that Zach had somehow gotten lost and never made it to class. Well it turns out it was a mix up. Mariah was marked absent because the bus was late. When the kids got home I learned the bus was late because it hit a construction sign causing the tire to pop so they had to wait for the emergency bus. Hit a sign? They thought it was the coolest thing ever. I'm not so sure. Zach is hoping each day that they can hit another sign.
The third hiccup was the call I got from the nurse saying Mariah had a head injury in P.E! Turns out she was just bonked in the head with a basketball but she's going to be good at drama. Ice solved all her problems and I said I was completely comfortable sending her back to class and didn't see a need to check it out myself. She milked that one the rest of the day though!
Since the third time is a charm and we didn't have a fourth incidence to report, we celebrated ending the first week of school by hitting up the new Swig that just opened. The kids feel privileged to have the only Swig outside of Utah and have hopes that it will help people to drink less beer because now they can go get yummy sodas instead. There are so many reasons I love these four and their innocence in this crazy world is one! Here's to a great year.