I'm gonna try to relate each point to school anyways. We'll see how that works out.
3. I think I'm actually having a harder time with him going to school that I did with Simon. I didn't think I would, as I've been there, done that already. But he has to ride a bus. It's only a few miles, but still. He is my most misunderstood kid and I really hope it doesn't get him into trouble. His shyness comes off as rude sometimes and I just hope his teacher is kind.
4. We went school supply shopping sans kids. How lame is that? Simon's school does the whole "sharing" thing. On Orientation night, the kids dump all of their supplies into communal bins. There is no joy in picking out cool spiral notebooks. There's no oohing and ahhing over just the right pencil pouch. Last year, Simon got all these superhero folders and notebooks, only to have them passed on to some other kid. Sean was all in a tither about the socialist way of managing first graders. Take from the kid with the Crayola buying parent and give to the kid with the Roseart buying parent. We all know Crayolas are better. Roseart is what you buy when you waited too long and all the good crayons are gone.
Oh well, at least I knew this year.
5. A bunch of people are doing the homeschool thing this year. It kinda makes me want to jump back into it. I may in a couple of years. It would be harder to do now that I know what those few hours of freedom are like.
6. They've changed the hours of the school day this year. 7:20 a.m. I was unaware there was such a time. That's what time school starts.
7. Not school related, but I can educate you all on this: Green Tea Extract. Sean got me into taking them by saying they have natural caffeine in them. Say who? Now I take two, between cups of coffee and I am set to go. I don't get that middle of the afternoon drag that comes from that coffee/caffeine crash. I can see they will be my new BFF once school starts. See there? It does relate.