Sunday, August 10, 2008

Time for School

Well, the inevitable happened. My second baby started kindergarten. I did well, though; no tears this time. When Callie, my first-born, started school, my husband and I stood there bawling while we watched her wait patiently with the other littlest students to be taken to their classroom. You could tell she was confused, since we had been assuring her how great this was going to be! And it was. We were just overcome with the fact that our little girl was growing up so quickly. Hadn't we just brought her home from the hospital???

This time it was Caleb's turn to enter the big, bad world of elementary school. He was pumped, though, and so was Callie. Now she wouldn't be the only one going "out into the world" everyday. She was excited about showing Caleb the ropes. It helped, too, that Caleb has the same teacher that Callie had, so Callie knew all the right questions to ask him about his first day. All these things put our minds at ease a little bit, especially when Caleb came home and was excited to show us his work and made sure that I signed all the papers I was supposed to sign. He even announced, "I'm used to school now!" We're hoping that enthusiasm will last!

Meanwhile, Katie and I are at home by ourselves. She's already asking when she'll get to go to school. I'm trying not to take it personally.

9 comments:

Christy said...

I love that you started a blog! I really want to do it but not quite sure what I would talk about! I will check this daily when I'm bored at school. :)

Leslee said...

yay!

The Glenn Gang said...

Welcome to the blog world!

April said...

Ah, yes, sending the little chickadees off--Catie's my 3rd, and yet still I felt all anxious and a little sad when the house got quiet Monday morning and it was down to just me and Dorothy. Glad to have this window to your world!

John Barber said...

Laney starts Kindergarten tomorrow... We are getting old, old friend.

Nick said...

heyo, glad to be able to get a glimpse into your family's life.

Melissa said...

So glad you're doing this, friend! Enjoy this art!

mistic_mommy said...

Catlin started kindergarten this year too. i didn't get to be there for the first day because of dr's appointment which made me sad, and i hear she didn't handle it quite as well as Caleb did. she isn't fond of anything that means not getting to be at home. it will be a while before i have to do the first day of kindergarten again. i should start preparing myself now...

Lisa B. said...

Wow, this is better than facebook you answered the question that I was going to email you about later today. Hope things are still going well. Still waiting from an update from Callie about The Secret Garden. :) Just for reference Trent started highschool Monday in comparison dad and I dropped him off at his preferred spot so he would make sure he was able to find his first class (at the bottom of the hill in between two girls in a Mustang). Tell Caleb the fun is just beginning!! :)