Yesterday I spent the majority of the day in my car. It was part of preparation for school starting, I guess. (Though I do have a husband who likes taking the kids to school a lot…I love that.) Anyway, I picked up a sitter at 8:00am and then came home to leave her with the kids. Then, I drove to school to meet Ruby’s 1st grade teacher, Mrs. O. She was super! The room is so cute. All of us moms were sitting in kid chairs and at kid tables while she walked us through an assignment sheet. It would be safe to say that 1st grade will be requiring a little more of me than Kindergarten. 🙂 Ruby will have spelling tests each Friday, if I remember correctly. Handwriting will mostly be my responsibility! I am really excited to see how Ruby does. I was relieved that she is reading well because they major on that in first grade.
After that two hour meeting, I met Josh for lunch and got to talk with him for a little bit. I ran in the Dollar Store and got Molly some cheap kitchen utensils and a few art things to put away for her birthday next week. She is all the time stealing things from my kitchen drawers!
Then, I went back to the school for the Kindergarten meeting with Mrs. Honaker. She was so sweet, of course. I was much more relaxed in there this year than last year. She read THE KISSING HAND, and I cried again. I am so glad I am the middle child and that I have a middle child…as I was sitting there I had to fight thinking back on the first time I heard that book when I was there for Ruby AND I had to fight thinking about in two years when I will most likely be in there for Mack’s teacher meeting. I kept saying to myself, “This is about Molly.” That probably sounds horrible, but I think that is just kind of how it goes when you have three so close in age. Or maybe I am just weird.
Anyway, I wrote a sweet note for Molly on a hand cut out that Mrs. Honaker will read to each of them on the first day after she reads them the story. I made sure to let her know that Mack would miss her horribly and would be so excited to see her when she gets home from her first day of school. Oh, and this was neat. Ruby’s number last year was 4. That was the number all her books had on them and the number cubby that she put her stuff in, etc, etc. Molly said, “I hope my number is 4 like Ruby’s was!” And it was! Ruby and Molly both are number 4, actually. Neat, huh?
And if I read the dates right, they are both the youngest in their grade. Molly gets to have birthday cake at school on her first day…talk about an exciting day!
So after I drove home from that meeting, I took the sitter to church for her school meetings and then drove back home. Then, I had a church meeting a couple of hours later, so I left and came back once again. I was exhausted at the end of yesterday and so glad to be HOME.
I can’t wait to share pictures with you of Open House, which is this Saturday and of the first day of school this Tuesday. Fun times around her, for sure.