So the big new adventure begins. My Little Ones are off on their first day of the new school year. New school and for this year, new ride… they are taking the school bus!!
I have to say I am so proud of them both – they’ve been getting the routine and doing a great job. Make your bed, wash your face, brush your teeth, dress yourself, put your clothes in the hamper… They are all over it and the reminders are becoming less necessary!
In my mind, I have amazing pictures of them getting on the bus and waving good-bye. In reality, I didn’t even raise my camera (there was something in my eye… really there was), but I do have a little story from the adventure to share.
We started off yesterday at the Open House, so that gave me the chance to see the kids in their new environment and to meet some of the other students. In their class, they had to put away their things, explored the classroom and spent time learning about this years theme… BUGS. I have to say their school is lovely and I am really excited for the year!
We had an early Capoeira evening and Phil and I got to put my Pinterest skills to work coming up with a lunch we hope they will enjoy.
Today, they woke up, made their beds and were off to the races. Breakfast as a family is a habit that will be hard to break!
After breakfast, we went out to the school bus stop. It’s about a mile away, so that meant we had to drive and wait… and wait… and wait. Worried we missed it on the first day (oh no!) we called and it turns out the bus was late. 15 min, but at least we didn’t miss it — school bussing is not an exact science. The kids were a little impatient – Wilson even suggested we call an Uber :).
I know there will be hard days, but I really hope the kids keep up with their routine and growing independence. It’s lovely to watch and makes the mornings much easier. A huge thank you to Ms P. for preparing them so well on the morning routine over the last few years!
To see them helping each other and working together in their new adventure is totally cool! My littlest ones are turning into my big ones… but they will always be my babies.
Prayers up for an awesome school year! I hope your new adventures are going as well as ours!