This September I've managed to forget everything we were doing in June, as it pertained to school. Here are a few of things I forgot about during the carefree days of summer this year:
- The bus comes early. And I mean really early. We have to leave the house by 7:40 so we aren't late. So I have to get the kids up at 6:30. That is also early.
- My kids don't really eat lunch. During the lazy days of summer they often just graze, and we don't have to prepare a "main course" style lunch. At school I've had notes sent home in the past that suggested Emma didn't have a "lunch" when I packed many different snack options in the hope she'd actually eat something. So far this year lunch has gone alright. *fingers crossed*
- Library days (and library books). Emma managed to lose track of her first book she brought home from the school library this year. Luckily we located it, but where do I keep these books that are "theirs" but not "ours" without losing them in the mountains of books we have at home?
- How tired kids can be after being at school all day. I'm pretty sure Rose could go to bed at 6 most nights now. Granted, she's still adjusting to the whole school idea, and a 6pm bedtime would be a 5am wake-up so we won't go there, but she's so tired!
- How small my big kids are. Rose in a backpack looks so tiny! And once you put a full lunch pail, her communication book and a water bottle in there she can barely walk in it. But also it's super cute.
- Germs! We are two weeks into school and we've already had one bout of night-time vomiting, and right now both girls are working on colds. Now my kids go to daycare during the summer months full time, so I feel like we should be somewhat immune to the early colds, but we're not. Also I work in a pharmacy so I must bring home all sorts of crazy bugs, but still September is the start of everyone rotating through colds all fall and winter.