Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Just Around the Corner

Can you believe school is just around the corner?! As of tomorrow morning, we are officially one week away from the boys' first day of school. Wow! I got a call from the school guidance counselor today... honestly, my first thought was, 'How have my kids gotten in trouble already? They haven't even started!" No joke, that was the first fleeting thought that ran through my mind. Made me laugh. Especially when she was simply calling to invite the boys to a 'New Kid in Class' party on Monday. They have designated returning students from each homeroom come to meet with the kids who are new to the school... help them get acquainted, figure out the way of things, develop a new familiar face to help them feel at ease on the first day. Plus, they feed them pizza for dinner while they're there. Nice!

So this Thursday is orientation, which entails paying school fees, turning in medical forms, etc, and HAVING SCHOOL PICTURES TAKEN... already! Well, okay. So we'll be doing that Thursday morning. Then next Monday (after the New Kids party) they have a preview night, when the kids get to see their class rooms, find their lockers, take their school supplies in and drop them off. After that, Wednesday school starts for the boys. Just like that.

So tonight we started shifting toward a school-time sleep schedule. Not an easy transition to make from a loosey-goosey summer sleep schedule. During the summer, the kids stay out 'til 9:00 or later, then come inside and settle in for at least one movie before bedtime... that's the routine almost every night. So now, instead of 10:45 bedtimes, we're trying to get back to 8:00 bedtimes. Tonight it was 9:15. Better, but we still have a ways to go. Wish me luck!

One thing I will say is that it is nice to hear quiet in the house so early in the night. I haven't heard a noise for the past half hour. I can live with that!

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