|jakob- 7th grade, leah- lady bug pre-school, lily- home |
(leah does get her hair fized before school starts-- but lily wore her pjs all day long!)
3. i LOVE driving them to school and picking them up.
it is SOO fun for me to talk to my kids on the way to school when they are full of anticipation for the day. and, i love the ride home when i get to hear them clamoring to tell me things that happened. jakob laughed and said, "i can't believe i almost forgot to tell you... today i locked all my things in the WRONG locker." It was unlocked when he stuck his things in it and then he and his friends tried hundreds of times to open it but it wouldn't work. They finally realized it was the wrong locker and had to get the counselor to open it for him. What a funny first day story!!
4. i LOVE teachers.
|leah with mrs. bonnie.|
oh how i love having my big kids gone for a chunk of time. my house is quiet and slow. my little girls become front and center in my life. little kids and cleaning a house are great pairs. they are so cute following me around as i do my chores. they find great joy in folding washcloths or pairing socks while i fold the laundry, washing mirrors, cutting the tops off the strawberries, counting the apples at the grocery store. oh, and the joys of nap time... we get to read as many stories as we want, and EVERYONE lays down for an afternoon snooze. it is so fun having little ones to focus on during the day... and so fun when life gets noisy again after school. i LOVE the variety that school brings.
8. problem solving.
drew says, an hour before school starts, "Oh mom, i need gym clothes. A shirt with my name on it." tah dah... it's fun for me to do small things to alleviate stress for my kids. i found ellie's lunch left in the car, nad just dropped it off before i went home. tah dah, problem solved!! today, i need to figure out a french horn for jakob- i love to problem solve (most days). [i think it's easy for me to love this stuff because my husband is home and usually huffy about these surprises... i love being the one who just makes everything better with a smile!]
|cute boy... not so cute mess on the counter behind him. can't wait till i can cross "organize craft room" off the list!|
hope you have a great one!!