Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Middle School!

So my first born son has entered the very grown up world of middle school. A world where parents are supposed to be behind the scenes, where the kids know more about life than adults, a world that is totally foreign to me except for fleeting memories of when I was there myself. I have very mixed feelings about this new venture we are in. On the one hand I am so excited for him to be doing new things and meeting new people. On the other hand I worry that I haven't done enough to prepare him, that there are going to be scary things that he may be exposed to. I am sure he will be fine, but I think it is just in my nature as a mother to worry... just a little.

Spencer and Dylan also started school today. Last night after Spencer's shower I handed him his frog towel and he said "Mom. I am in first grade now, I can't be using that baby towel anymore. Can you just get me the big towel?" He was very excited to get to school this morning and was the first one up and dressed. Dylan we had to practically drag out of bed, although he is very excited to have Mr. Pon who is a huge football fan, and who Chase had two years ago. I think it will be a good year for everyone.

So we are back to the routine. Early bed times, no sleeping in, homework, driving to and from school. In some ways it will be good to have a regular schedule, but on the other hand summer sure was nice.
p.s. I know it has been a long time since I have blogged, but hopefully I can be more regular about it. It is pretty lame though, I think I say that every time I post a blog, which has been on average every 3 to 4 months. Oh well.
p.p.s For your enjoyment I have added a picture of all four kids from 3 summers ago. (I accidentally added it and don't know how to get it off, so on it stays.) But aren't they cute...kool-aid faces and all.