Monday, August 11, 2008
First day of school -- sort of
Like many good moms, I got my kids off to school today. With a smile on my face and song in my heart we started the day off early. I made breakfast (the only day of the year I really ever make anything). Of course it was just cinnamon toast, but hey, I buttered that bread with love!!!
We didn't have to hunt for shoes, hair was combed, boys were happy and excited and I was giddy! I took S to A hour and hurried home to send the rest of the kids off to school on their first day. Just as they were leaving the house, I realized I had forgotten one major thing. Good moms wouldn't forget this... PICTURES!!! What the heck was I thinking -- or not. So, I quickly asked the boys if they wanted their pictures taken. J responded with "Is that a rhetorical question?" R and T said "NO!" So instead of a battle, I carefully took their pictures without them knowing... see the candid shots below...
S tried his best to look all grown up for 8th grade. He wasn't happy I was snapping this shot in his class.
J was already at his desk when I caught up with him. He wasn't looking at me, however. His teacher had just mentioned the Alvin and the Chipmunks movie.
I caught up with R on the playground. He was in the middle of kart-wheels in front of a bunch of girls.
Poor T was still making his way to school after the bell rang. He was so loaded with things to take the first day of school that he could barely stand up.