Today was the first day of school for the three older children at a new school. There should be pictures to post, but alas, the digital camera’s batteries were dead and we didn’t realize it until we were at the school. Aargh . . .
Did we make a smooth transition into our new schedule of getting everyone up and ready and out the door by 7:45? NO! Was I stressed and snippy? YES! But after we actually got to school, things went better. Mark and I attended a meeting for middle school students and parents at the beginning of the day. We are encouraged by the small size of Calvin’s class and the enthusiasm of the teachers. We are praying for a better year for all the kids, but especially for Calvin.
The reports after school we mostly good. Calvin tried to think of as many negatives as he could just so we would know who we were dealing with. Nevin, in his usual Nevin way, reported that school was “fine.” He likes not wearing a uniform. (Middle school, BTW, requires a uniform, so Calvin has to keep donning the khakis and polos.) Evangeline was pleased with her teacher and classmates, but she is feeling a bit overwhelmed at the challenges third grade brings. She has some focus issues like her big brother, so she will need to be guided a bit to get with the program.
Mark also started a new part-time job tutoring at a local community college. On Mondays, he’ll be gone for most of the day and evening. So after school, we headed to the store to stock up on pants for the ever-growing Horne boys. By the time we got home after a day at work with Charis by my side and shopping for kids’ clohes, I was pretty much spent for the day.
I am glad today is over. It wasn’t bad, but it took a lot out of all of us.