My baby started kindergarten. All four of our kids are now in school. How did we get here? It doesn’t even seem possible. Josie had been looking forward to this day for about two years now. I can’t count how many times we would drop the boys off at school and she would ask when it was her turn.
Her day finally came and she couldn’t be happier. She is actually disappointed when the weekend comes and she has to stay home for two whole days. Wonder how long that will last.
Charlie is in 8th grade, Coleman in 6th, Judah in 2nd and Josie is in half-day kindergarten, which means I get a whole 2 hours and 40 minutes all to myself. I’ve discovered that 2 hours and 40 minutes is just enough time to run a couple of errands or clean the house or just sit and read a book, if I so choose. It’s amazing. Like Julie Andrews running through a green meadow, singing The Hills Are Alive…kind of amazing.
I have to hold back my enthusiasm when my home schooling friends ask me how it is having all the kids in school. I want to tell them the truth, but I feel a little guilty. “It’s nice.” I just leave it at that.
|Charlie rolled out of bed in time to take the younger ones to school, since 8th graders are super awesome and get to go to school late on the first day.|
|First to line up and ready to go|
|Too cool for school 8th grader who wouldn’t pose for a picture|