For DC to go back to school?
I'm a teacher and excited for the new school year, but sad to be leaving DD...
DD1 starts kindergarten in August and I'm counting down the minutes. I'm so ready for her to be on a more regular busy schedule. DD2 returns to her preschool where she'll be in the 3s class.
We've had a fun summer with lots of pool time and other good adventures, but when school rolls around I'll be very happy.
DandelionMom:Not at all. This is a big transition year for all of my kids and I'm dreading it.
What grades are they entering?
I have mixed feelings about this.
I'm a teacher as well, and I'm excited to get back to school because of some new curriculum stuff we're doing this year. But... the school year is SO hectic and busy at times that in a way I dread losing our wonderful, relaxing summer. Also, I'm getting tired of arguing with DS over video games every afternoon when I don't have an activity or playdate lined up for him. His 2 BFFs are both in camp all day every day, which has made it hard for him.
On the other hand, my kids are really enjoying hanging out and relaxing, and we've been able to do a TON of fun day trips and activities this summer that I know they'll look back on fondly when they're grown.
Ask me again after Aug. 16th when we get back from vacation. Summer has flown by and until we have been on our trip we just arent ready for it to end.
Plus I have not bought their backpacks, school clothes or shoes yet. That is a major thing we will be doing on vacation. We go visit my Uncle with my mom and gma and go school shopping in the huge malls where he lives. (they may not be big to some but compared to my tiny town and local area they are!) I do have all of their actual supplies though. Did that Monday and spent around $150 on crayons, markers, pencils, glue sticks, etc. The kids are so excited about all the new stuff they get to take on the 1st day. Lol, I remember packing my backpack and getting everything just right for the 1st day of school. It was so fun and exciting.
Im not ready to have 3 in elementary school. L will be in 1st grade and the girls will be in Kindy. Im just not mentally ready for them to be old enough for kindy. I only teared up a little on Ls 1st day. We were all excited and nervous about starting a new school, not knowing any of the teachers, or anything. Now that I know all of that and not focused so much about being nervous Im sad. I know I will be a blubbering mess on the 1st day. Probably so on the 2nd as well.
No. DS starts kindergarten this year, and while he'll be going to the school I teach at and will be right down the hall... I'm just not ready for him to be growing up like this.
I'm ready to get back myself though- the honeymoon of being a SAHM is over, and I'm ready to get back to work.