I survived! We survived! The first day of little dude’s extended school year (ESY) session was a success. VERY different than what I’ve become accustomed to for the past 7 years, but it didn’t break me, and it didn’t break him – and honestly I was a bit more concerned about him.
I haven’t met his new teacher, but I already love her. She was his ESY teacher a few years back and I was hoping she was going to be his new teacher that school year and I almost broke down and cried when she said her regular teaching gig was at the middle school. But good things come to those who wait, am I right? She’s his teacher for the summer and he’ll be in her class this fall and just by filling out the paper work she sent home, I’m already impressed. I’m also impressed that she got him to hand write a journal entry about his first day at ESY. He toured the school building and met so many new peeps. He had his snack, did some work, and wrote in his journal. He even declared in his journal entry that he needed help with nothing today. YAY!!! He handled things amazingly well. Me on the other hand… I wish it was Friday night so I cold drink some wine and just pass out. But nope. Can’t do that. I need to get up and do this all again tomorrow. At least the anxiety part of this all has subsided, just like I thought it would. But all the other stuff…. ugh!!!
My Day in Bullet List Form:
Okay, so moving forward my days shouldn’t be this chaotic. I have to get used to waking up at 5:00 a.m. I’m already looking forward to sleeping in on Saturday morning. No more very late nights for me, and that’s from here on out. Even when school starts up in the fall little dude will still take the bus and his middle school day starts somewhere around 8:00 a.m.; that’ll be quite the shift from the 9:10 a.m. start at the elementary schools. And it only gets earlier from here. When he gets to junior high and high school his days will start at 7:25 a.m. It’s an adjustment that we all have to make and it’s okay. Gives me an excuse to go to bed early. Wish I could go to bed right now, but I can’t. I’m still doing laundry…
How do your days go? Would you list every thing you do during your day just to see how busy you really are?