Thursday, August 13, 2009

A little different than planned

Well, I would have to say that the start of the school year plowed us over with the force beyond our capacity to withstand. Three words come to mind to describe the last week.

Chaotic. Emotional. Stressful.

And that description would the most inadequate understatement of the year!

I didn’t get pictures of the kids. Not because I forgot like last year, but because I was just wanting us all to survive – that was my only goal. (This is also the reason I have been completely absent from the blog world for the last week.)

The first day school is usually the one day a year I make a killer breakfast. This year? Breakfast bars (for those who actually ate)

I can’t go into detail, but let’s just say that the year did NOT start off like we were hoping. The kids were new to the area, the school, the ward and didn’t know anyone. Some of them had a difficult time.

Thankfully, things are improving. Settling. The smiles around the house are increasing more and more – as are the frequency of the hugs.

The kid’s schools are AWESOME! They all love their teachers. And there is a whole year ahead to make improvements.


Beth said...

Oh so hard! Hugs to all the kids! If they are anything like you they will make friends quickly! They are in my thoughts and prayers!

Emmy said...

Sorry it was a rough start. Not fun. But glad things are improving. Hopefully they all make lots of friends soon.

Our Crazy Family said...

I hear you girl! Just survive--it will get better!

Anonymous said...

glad you are excited about the school and future :) said...

I'm so glad things are calming down and getting better.