Thursday, September 1, 2011

The First Day of School

I thought I was handling the whole going-to-big-boy-school thing really well. Until 3:00am, when lightning flashed and thunder crashed. I woke up with a start, and thought:

OMG. It is going to rain. I didn't think about rain. Nolan's hearing aids will get wet. A hat? Do we have a hat that will fit? OMG what am I going to do? I'll drive him. No... wait... UMBRELLAS! Yes. He can take an umbrella!

You can see that my mind does not function well in the middle of the night.

Of course, my next thought was,

Do they let them take umbrellas to school? Can they take them on the bus, or would they consider them a "weapon" or "projectile?" What if he can't take an umbrella? They didn't mention umbrellas at the parent information meeting and I FORGOT TO ASK ABOUT UMBRELLAS!!

I am pretty sure I was up from 3:00am until about 6:00am, worrying about whether or not it would be all right to send Nolan to school with an umbrella. Then it was time to get up. My brain grew rational once more. I gave Nolan his meds, fed the boys, got them dressed, set up the FM system and cleaned his glasses, and took them outside for first-day-of-school pictures.

Ready for Pre-K

Then I drove down to the bus stop (still threatening rain) and we waited for the bus - with umbrellas. The boys boarded the bus, and are probably just finishing up with circle time as I write this.

Matt has a half day today, so he'll be home shortly after Nolan's "Turtle" bus drops him off.

VERY excited about the bus!

Waiting... WITH umbrellas

In the mean time, I am going to resume my frantic house cleaning as a way to stave off tears.

I can't wait for the bus to bring my babies back home.

Please bring my babies back home SOON!


Herding Grasshoppers said...

Oh, I LOVE LOVE LOVE that picture of Nolan looking so excited for the bus! Absolutely adorable!

And the rain... we use a "bucket hat". All the boys wear one sometimes, so Tate doesn't feel like it's something goofy just for him. They actually LIKE them. Has a nice little brim all the way around that will keep the rain off his HA's, and they're CHEAP.

If you don't know what I mean, go here:

rouchi said...

Oh goody...I am sure he is going to really enjoy his 1st day at school,tough for mommy though.We all identify with those tears....but yes the kids grow up and just when you think you can't wait for them to start school,you sob over emotional the moms are !

bioniclissa said...

Wow!! aww i sure feel like I have grown with your blog, can't believe Nolan's four and is in Pre-K!! And Matt in Kindergarten!! Hope they have good first days!!

TheSweetOne said...

looking forward to reading how Nolan's day went... and the rest of yours!

tammy said...

I can't believe our boys are in school! Seems like just yesterday they were sporting the pilot cap look and now they have backpacks and umbrellas. Where does the time go??!! Your first day story sounds very similar to ours as it stormed in the middle of the night and I woke up frantic about it all then cleaned most of the day to keep my mind busy. (deep breath) Before you know it they'll be sporting graduation caps.

can't wait to hear about the first day!

Kyla said...

Great photos! He looks so excited!