Back to School!

Yep, it’s the end of the first week back to school for us.  It’s been SO crazy around here.  Between getting last minute things done before school started, getting used to a new routine and school and then getting supply lists from teachers that apparently expect supplies to still be possible to get this week.  *note to teachers – we need at least a week to get supplies in b/c in case you haven’t been around for the last 20 yrs, those effing 3-prong pocket folders are pretty much impossible to find a week before school starts, much less trying to find them AFTER school starts.

I have to admit that my first morning/day went a little like this…

However, our first afternoon/evening was not so awesome.  Long story, short, it was a monsoon during pick up time, I had no idea what I was doing at a new school and everyone else and their mother were having the same issues.  It took me 1.5 hrs to pick my daughter up.  Not what I expected at all.  Finally got home close to 6pm, had to fill out that ridiculous new school year paperwork where I have to write my ridiculously long name over and over again, then get the kids to bed and do it all over again the next day.  Yay!  Tuesday afternoon went much better and we’ve been easing into our routine more throughout the week.  I can’t say that I love getting up 2 hrs earlier than I used to, but the quiet mornings with my girl, drinking my coffee and making lunches, definitely has it’s plus side.

Here are my seriously adorable kids on their first day.  I was a bit sad that I didn’t get a picture of them together and hoped to get it after school, but that didn’t happen.

 

How handsome is my boy in his vest?!  He saw this vest and shirt while school shopping and he fell in love with it.  He had to have it for his 1st day of school outfit.

 

 

I was thinking before school started about what our “back to school” traditions are.  I think it’s pretty similar to what most moms do.  Most of the school year I don’t make a hot breakfast for them.  I know, terrible, right?!  Whatever.  The only thing they would really want is pigs in a blanket (biscuit wrapped mini sausages) and how many days in a row can you really eat those?!  So, on the first day of school, I make a special breakfast.  It’s usually pigs in a blanket (because that’s what they request) with fresh fruit or something of the like.  They get dressed in their first day outfit and we take pics.  Then daddy & I take them to school!  This year was different and that kinda made me sad.  I got up early with my middle schooler, did the whole breakfast thing, took her pics and then daddy took her to school.  😦  I haven’t not been there on the first day of school EVER.  Ever since my girl started preschool when she was TWO, the hubs & I took them to school on their first day.  *sigh*  Things are a changing.  They are growing up faster than I realize and will be off to college before I can blink!

What about you?  Do you have any special “back to school” traditions?  Do you do something similar to me?

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