First day of school

Yesterday the boys went back to school, starting kindergarten & the first grade.

They were excited but a bit dubious


We made the long hike up & down the driveway


We were early because we were told ‘sometime between 7:15-7:20’. We were at the end of the driveway at 7:10 and the bus didn’t come until 7:22.  Not sure yet if that is the firm arrival time or not, but every extra minute helps when you can’t find socks in the morning.

DSC_5296   And there they go.

I feel like I ought to write something sentimental here about my baby starting kindergarten, but I went through all those feeling last year when I put him on the bus for pre-K. And the last 2 weeks have been no joy for the three of us. We are all sick & tired of being together. We need a break. They are excited to be someplace different doing new things and I am excited to finally be able to get some things done around the house that i have been wanting to do for months.

Give me a few days. I’ll probably all maudlin about the passage of time sometime early next week, once the initial excitement dies down.

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5 comments to First day of school

  • Too Many Hats

    From the pics of the two of them together, they look like the best of friends :) Enjoy some quiet time. Does your K go a full day or come home half day?

  • SciFi Dad

    Starting school on a Wednesday? What's the reason for that?

    My daughter will take a bus to school as well, although she is not allowed to take it the first day (she starts JK – junior kindergarten). I'm considering taking the morning off work for her first bus day, but that's probably because I'm crazy.

  • Six Feet Under Blog

    How nice to have some time to yourself. I have to wait until next year.

  • mrsb

    Haha! Oh, they are so cute!!

  • Creative Junkie

    I think I'll feel the same way on the first day of school. If I'm feeling generous, I may just wait for the bus to slow down before I fling them on it.