Sunday, August 15, 2010
School is Starting
School is starting, and my kids aren't ready to go back yet. They're not anxious or nervous at all about starting a new year. Their attitude is more of a laid back, go-with-the-flow type. They don't want to go back to school just yet, but they know that they have to do it. =)
With my daughter attending summer classes for the majority of the summer break, I don't even really feel like we - as a family - got much of a summer at all. But that's OK, because her summer classes and her experience was well worth it. She'll be getting her grades from the summer courses in a couple of weeks, and we're pretty sure she did really well.
When I was in school, I was never as laid back about the first day as my kids are! I remember going through my backpack like 5 times, just to be sure I had everything and wasn't forgetting something I might need. Or going school shopping for supplies about a month before school even started! I was quite the perfectionist back then. I've eased up quite a bit, but I'm still super-organized and like to make sure that I have everything I need - before I actually need it.
Anyway, this year, we've saved school supply shopping for the very last minute. Off to the store we go to get the notebooks, pencils, pens, erasers. We've never done this last minute before, so I imagine the stores are going to be PACKED with people! This is something I'm not looking forward to...Wish us luck!