I just deposited my 5th graders curbside at school to begin their last year of elementary school. I didn’t take any pictures this morning. It was painful enough for them to have to get up and put on shoes before 7:15 and you would have thought I asked them to swallow a hive of angry bees when I mentioned that a hairbrush might be a good idea.
I can’t wait for them to start noticing girls for the simple fact that hopefully it will encourage better hygiene.
When I first pulled into the parking lot, I thought half the school was AWOL because the carpool line was short but then I noticed that a lot of people were being good parents and walking their kids into school for the first day.
After our particularly traumatic first day of kindergarten, hiding from the teachers for as long as possible has been my ongoing strategy so I simply kissed the boys, gave Nervous Nellie a last-minute pep talk and sent them all out into their brave new world.
I hear that we’ll be having more homework this year so I’m thinking of changing our after school schedule from snack, play, TV, nag about homework, nag about homework, nag about homework, supper, finish homework to something that works a little better for all of us and by all of us I mean me. I’d love to hear what you guys do about down time, TV, homework, etc during the school year. Do you make them hit the books the minute they walk in the door? Does homework get done before play time? And while we’re on the subject, where do you keep their homework papers during the week before they have to turn it in on Friday?
And yes, by asking that question I expose to all the world that I STILL do not have a clear paper management strategy and Mr. CPQ anyone who has ever been to my house and seen my office would heartily agree.
Please help a sister out this morning and tell me what you do.
I’ve got six hours to come up with a plan.
Have a nice day.