Weekly Confessions – Back to School Edition

Life August 18, 2013

Leila started Pre-K this week, and she could barely contain her excitement.  Actually no, that’s not right, she could NOT contain her excitement.  She talked about it for weeks, “Mom, I am so excited to go to school!”  “Mom, when does school start?”  “Mom, I need to get my backpack ready!”

Since I am a veteran at this preschool thing, I knew exactly what to expect.  Leila would be going to the same school as Joe.  Leila would have the same teacher as Joe.  Leila would have two days of orientation like Joe.  Oh wait, they changed that part.

Oops.

To keep the kids from being overwhelmed during the first week of school, they split each class into two groups, each going for only one hour on the first day.  And the second day.  Except not anymore.

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Mom of the year award right here, folks.  Thankfully Leila didn’t even notice.  She’s so easygoing that she just waltzed on in and got busy.  And since her teacher already knows me, she wasn’t worried about me being a delinquent parent.  A ditzy one maybe, but not an irresponsible one.

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On Thursday Leila turned to me and said, “Mom, I’m so excited that we have a full day tomorrow!”

Me too sweetie, me too.

Your turn now!  What confession will you share this week?

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  • Adele August 18, 2013 at 9:52 am

    I forgot to order the boys lunch on the first two days back, thought I did, and got a call they needed me to bring them their food! I also was too tired at 8pm (after 90 mins of homework already) so I had Nolan get up at 530am to finish it. I hate the first week back, I don’t care how many times you do it, it’s never as smooth as you want it to be!

    • inspiredrd August 18, 2013 at 11:37 am

      I kept Joe up until almost 9:00 one night because we forgot to do his homework earlier in the day. Definitely an adjustment!

  • Anita @ Losing Austin August 18, 2013 at 10:28 am

    She is so cute!

    My youngest started VPK this week, and the first day was Tuesday. But he was quite sick for a full week prior and wasn’t fever free until Tuesday. So Wednesday should have been his first day- but we overslept Wednesday by a bit which didn’t give time to wake him slowly and do mornings like is best for him- so we decided that he’d been so sick for long enough that he probably needed one more day anyway. Doh. (He did still rest a lot that day, so was probably best, but had we not overslept he would have been there!)

    • inspiredrd August 18, 2013 at 11:37 am

      Thanks for sharing, that makes me feel better! 🙂

  • Kate @ Indulgent Wellness August 20, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    My daughter is 2, but she goes to “school” (aka daycare) 3 days per week. We’ve been trying the whole potty training thing at home and aren’t getting anywhere, but she can keep a diaper dry all day at school and go on the potty each time they suggest it. So I sent her in undies to school today and I’m going to see if they have better luck with it. (I sent plenty of undies, clothes and diapers as back-up!) We pay enough money for daycare…might as well let them do the potty training!