We did it! We made it through the first day of school outside of our home!
If you ask the boys how it went, you will hear the same thing from both of them: AWESOME.
Getting ready in the morning went pretty well. Actually getting to school was a little hairy since I had no idea what traffic would be like! They were at school on time (barely), but we left earlier and took a different route this morning and that will be our go-to plan.
The boys talked pretty much nonstop from the time I picked them up and these were a few of my favorite quotes:
Little J (very first thing he said to me): “My first day of school was AWESOME!”
Big J: “I played kickball at recess for the first time!”
Me: “Did you eat your lunch?” Little J: “I could only finish my cheese and half my sandwich.” (That eating lunch quickly thing is going to take some practice!)
Big J: “My favorite part of the day was interviewing my teacher!”
Double J: “Let’s go on a date to the children’s museum!”
I only cried once, right after we dropped them off. I blame The Hubby for making me emotional. But he made up for it by taking the little guy and I to Caribou Coffee to celebrate!
It was a day of new things for all of us and I’m incredibly thankful it went so well. I thought I would be annoyed by the driving time there and back, but we’re making the best of it by praying, singing, and sharing our days. I kind of love it already. And I got some pretty big hugs when the day was over. I cherished every second.
I’m sure I will have many more thoughts on this whole going-to-school adventure, but today I just want to celebrate surviving and thriving on the first day!
How is back-to-school going for all of you? Any good stories to share?