When John scurried off to his first day of Kindergarten four years ago, I busied myself making a cute little snack to welcome him home in an effort to help missing him so much! Ever since then, it’s become our little tradition. I set up a simple and festive snack for them on the porch and we debrief on their first days.
Everything here was stuff I already had in the house so it came together quickly. They both adore ice cream sammies, so I simply unwrapped one for each of us and dipped each side in sprinkles.
One of my favorite things about our first day snack is that it forces them to sit down and really tell me all the details of their day. Otherwise I’d probably hear nil from them. I made up this cute little After School Talk game last year and we did it again this year! You can find the digital download in the Dixie Delights Shop.
It was smiles all around as they came bounding off the bus. Although I must admit, I think they were a little more excited to see Elsa than me.
I was beyond nervous at how John’s first day would go, but all that worry was for naught. He adored his teacher and classmates and everything was right in his world (mine too!). He said he made a few new friends and loved being in class with a few old friends. My first most explicit memories are from fourth grade and it feels so odd to have a child at that age.
And this little monkey had just as good of a day in first grade! He said he didn’t talk to anyone and didn’t make any friends (he’s my timid one at first), but that he loves his teacher very much and thinks his classroom is “neat”. He got to share his All About Me bag AND go out for recess so he said it was a good day.
It’s really hard to believe summer has come and gone and that we’ve got a first and fourth grader on our hands. I’ve signed up to be room mom for both classes and my duties should have started tonight at parent night. Luckily I have coerced Honey into being me for the evening. I wish I could be a fly on that wall tonight :-)
As far as the appendix goes, Mother has run out to pick up new meds for me. The prescription never came in last night so I was in a ton of pain and didn’t sleep at all. I’m hoping to be knocked out the rest of the day once she returns.
And, last but not least, I finally remembered to pick a winner for the Disney Game Pad giveaway! Random.org chose comment #86 out of 87 and that is SARA!!! Send me an email to claim your prize.
With that, I’m going to start Into the Woods. Been sleeping through loads of movies the past couple of days :-)
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