Well the third and first graders had their first day of school on Tuesday and I think it went pretty smoothly.
We don’t do a big back to school shop but I do get the kids new outfits for the first day. The girls saw those dresses at the Children’s Place and both wanted them. I was pleased because my big girl doesn’t even like to wear dresses anymore and the matching outfits worked out okay because they are at different schools. My son on the other hand didn’t want any new clothes except new socks. (what a typical boy!) :) He said his first day outfit would consist of lacrosse shorts and a “handsome shirt”.
As soon as they took off I headed out to our local Starbucks where I always meet up with a couple of friends to commiserate on the first day of school. Some years I’ve sat there with a lump in my throat, like last year when my little one went to kindergarten. This year, I felt alright.
It was a bit cloudy and humid in the morning but by the time the kids were delivered home the sun was shining beautifully and I was happy to hear all about the day. Of course they raced off and I heard barely anything!
We carried on another tradition that evening thanks to my lovely neighbors. On the first day of school they always give us an ice cream cake to celebrate after they wait at the bus stop with us! We have our neighbors over for an ice cream party after school to talk about the first day.
First week was only two days as we have Thurs and Fri off for holidays. It’s nice they are able to ease back into things.
How’s back to school going for you?