Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Just another Tuesday
I woke up this morning and it was cloudy and cool - not the sun that was predicted. Crazy morning getting the kids ready for school. It's worse when we have too much time! Both of then start at 9 am - which is a little difficult since I have yet to master the art of being in two places at once. We pack up Aoife and Emmy in the stroller and follow Aidan on his bike to Watchfield Primary School. It's not far - 300 yards or so. We are the closest house to the school! At 9:00 the bell rings and the kids line up for school. After they go in and Emmy, Aoife and I start the walk to Emmy's school. It only takes 5 minutes or so to get there but we don't end up there until 9:10 or so. Emmy had been fine all morning talking about going back to school and seeing Miss Kimberly, her teacher. She was absent all last week with whatever bug she had. Once we start walking to her school Emmy decided that it would be a much better idea to go back home and started crying a little. We talked about all the fun things that she was going to do at school today - playing outside, building with blocks, coloring etc. She stopped crying and said that she thought it would be fun. We got to school and the other kids were all settled in and already playing. Emmy started getting upset but was very brave. Even through the tears she said goodbye, gave me a hug and a kiss, took Miss Kimberly's hand and walked over to the story rug. When I came back to pick her up they said she had a lot of fun - she actually told them she was having fun! She didn't cry or seem overly happy to see me - which is good! During the walk home she told me details of her day: they had grapes and water for snack, read a book about teddy bears, played outside (and she played in the big car), painted on paper, and played in the play kitchen. That is WAY more detail than I get from Aidan who is at school for 6 hours and can only remember one thing, maybe, from his day. Hysterical! So it turned out to be a good Tuesday - and even better - Brendan came home at 6:30 instead of 9:30 like he was supposed to!