We have met the teachers and bought the last three pronged pocket folders in town. Ready for school, who?

I for one am so excited for this school year. And not just because my children will not be home bugging the living bejeezus out of each other all.day.long. We all know that in reality I'm only trading "she's touching me" for the hell that is the car line. Can I get an AMEN?

THE GOOD
First we went yesterday to meet Brooke's kindergarten teacher. I do believe I let out a little yell of excitement in the hallway when I saw the class list, the fist pump may have been visible also. But I am just so happy my baby has the same teacher Breanna had. Oh and I don't think it was a co-ink-i-dink that we ended up in that class, seeing as her teacher's greeting included a request for me to volunteer and be room mom. Which OF COURSE, because I pink puffy heart her.

Then this afternoon we went back (good thing the school is all of 1.25 miles from the house) to find out which teacher Breanna got. She has a new to our school, yet veteran teacher from the county to our north. I personally loved him upon first meeting. He took the time to show Breanna his shelves of books and which ones were his favorites. For those of you new here, my 4th grader, she loves to read. She is on book 5 of the Harry Potter series, she has read almost 2000 pages this summer, for FUN. Now there's nothing wrong with Harry, I have read all the books myself, but I do think she needs to widen her interests and this teacher seems to be ready to help her do that. In addition to all the school forms to fill out he had questionnaire for the parents about our kids. I know it doesn't seem like much, but I like the effort he's putting forth to get to know us. Just as important, he has a sense of humor. On the board he had a "Wish List" with things like windex and paper towels and unassumingly stuck in the middle was 2009 Nissan Altima. THAT made me laugh out loud.

THE BAD
Today is Brian's first Friday off working his new flex schedule. We took him with us to buy school supplies. Let's just say, we should've left him at home like he wanted us to, and we'll leave it at that.

For the last year, since our new school opened, we have used the empty field adjacent to the school to park in. The neighborhood developer has been talking about clearing the area and building a new park and basketball courts. When did they finally (we have lived here 5 years) start? When school was out this summer? NO OF COURSE NOT! That would've been logical. They are plowing it all under right now as I type. LOVELY! This is going to make the car line and drop off even more of a hell for the coming weeks!

THE UGLY
My 5 year old has declared "Sissy" can walk her into school Monday. She's a big girl and mommy can just drop them off. Say WHAT? Really it will make THE BAD of the parking situation better. However, I will be a wreck just letting my little girl go off on her own (okay her big sister will be there, but still) the first day of school. Who would've thunk teaching them to be independent would backfire so early?

Stop by BLOG For the Love of Pete on Monday for: the school traffic report, how to article on packing a lunch for the kid who won't eat a sandwich and statistics on how many idiots actually do live in this neighborhood. (sure to be rated PG-13 for offensive and adult language)

11 comments:

My youngest did the same thing. So I dropped them off, parked, and went back and spied on her!

August 15, 2008 at 8:22 PM  

I also think it is easier to have them home than do the evil car line. And those of us trying to keep our Karma points or at least our carbon footprint at a nice respectable level and park, don't get a better - less stressful experience.

August 15, 2008 at 8:59 PM  

I have to admit, the Evil Car Line is something I don't experience and therefore can't commiserate with, so much...but it sounds like a misery.
But, what I wouldn't give to be a stay at home mom so I could experience it.
Good luck on Monday.
Also, has your daughter read any of Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson and the Olympians series: The Lightning Thief, The Sea of Monsters, and The Titan's Curse? If she likes Harry Potter, I think she would like these, too. I bought the first one for Zac's reading teacher. Cool lady.
Have a great weekend!

August 15, 2008 at 9:06 PM  

Yeah, the daddy being home thing is really awesome in theory. In reality not so much. And I'm genuinely jealous that you get to deal with cool teachers as opposed to the wenches that teach at the elementary my kids will go to later.

August 15, 2008 at 9:23 PM  

I spent today culling the boy closet. I made him TRY EVERYTHING ON IN FRONT OF ME so I could determine what fit and what didn't.

Somehow, I am still alive and typing.

Can you believe it?

August 15, 2008 at 10:11 PM  

Awwww. Walking in all by herself? What a big girl - but sad too.

August 15, 2008 at 10:38 PM  

This is too funny...from the K teacher looking for a class Mom, to the new teacher looking for a new car.
Can't wait to see who walks who to school.

August 15, 2008 at 11:47 PM  

OK, can you make them "walkers" and park down the street a bit and pick them up there? That is what I do.

And, really, Brooke got Ms. Hunter? YEAH! Sounds like you guys are off to a good year! I can't wait until we get to do it on the 26th!

August 16, 2008 at 9:20 AM  

I try to avoid the EVIL CAR LINE like the plague. Why do they put us parents through such hell? Otherwise, it sounds like you will be off to a great start.

August 16, 2008 at 1:37 PM  

So funny...AMEN to the hell opf the car line and I feel your pain to the "Sissy drop off!"

Tell me again why we teach them to NOT need us?

August 16, 2008 at 3:21 PM  

I'm glad the teachers weren't the bad or the ugly. :)
Good luck tomorrow.

August 17, 2008 at 11:13 PM  

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