Monday, August 18, 2008

1st day of school

Today was the best day of the year. The kids went back to school!!! I feel a little guilty saying that, but just a little bit!!!

My house was quiet. There was no arguing!!! It was amazing. I still had 3 kids at home, but they seemed to relish in the quiet. They were able to be in charge. Helaman loves being the oldest and he and Gloria play wonderfully together when no one else is around. Nephi took a great nap! It was delightful!

Okay, so now they are home and we have had multiple arguments, one case of door slamming and a few cases of whining! But I must say, I feel like I can handle it when they are being kept busy the first half of the day.

I am also appreciating that I don't have a mid-morning drop-off or pick-up. The kids go from 8:05 to 2:35. What a great 6 hours and 30 minutes. Don't get me wrong, I love my kids! They are awesome, but it is wonderful that they can play with friends, learn new things, and be challenged and then I get bring them home and play with them!!! I hope everyone has a great first day of school like I did!!


Katie said...

I have one more week!
I am so jealous!!!!!!
I do admit that I do kinda miss them that first day.

Tami said...

Jake started kindergarten today too! He was soooo excited and I was a little sad. I can't believe I have a kid in school! And he goes from 9 to 3:20.... Poor Danny doesn't know what to do with himself. He'll be happy when he gets a new sibling.

And I totally agree with the kids being away thing... How in the world do home school moms do it?? Absence makes the heart grow fonder.