My kids love school. I'm pretty sure it is not all about the learning for them but it wasn't for me either. They love being with their friends. Kassidy tried to go to sleep yesterday at 7:30 just so today would come faster. I remember those days too. Last night my hubby gave all the kids a father's blessing to start the new year. It should be a great year. I'm grateful for the Priesthood that he holds and that my sons now hold also. He is a great example to them and to me. After each blessing the child would give Doug a hug and then me. With teenage boys that just doesn't happen in our house very often. Recently I heard someone say hug your children until they let go. I tried that with my oldest once and he said "Ok, mom enough." I try and give them their space but I want them to know I love them too.
Last night we talked about shower times and wake up times. I shouldn't have worried about it a lot...they all got up plenty early. Jordan had to leave first. He has early moring seminary this year so he is gone around 6:20. Mason leaves next around 6:40. He tried out and was asked to be in the Jazz Band at the high school. They meet for zero hour.
Colten and Kassidy leave around 8am. They are the ones that actually get to ride the bus. Doug & I are the bus for the older two. Colten was awake at 6 this morning so he had a long time to do this...I think he was showered and ready by 6:15. When I came home from exercising Kassidy was bouncy and ready. The bus could not come soon enough for her.
The time finally came and they were off.
Kelsie had to wait until 12:15 to go to school. She bounced out of bed at 8:15 and laid on the couch and this is the conversation that we had.
Her: I'm still tired mom.
Me: Then go back to bed, you still have 3 hours till you have to get ready
Her: But I'm so excited I can't sleep!
She was thrilled to go. Other parents were starting to tear up so I left so that she would continue to stay brave. This is how I left her. She is in the black & white polka dots with the pink bow in the front. (She picked it out all by herself) It's going to be a great year for her!