Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Bug's first day of 3rd grade

So today was the first day of school for the majority of the Portland metro area. It has been anxiously awaited by the kids but counted down my yours truly. I love my kids, don't get me wrong, but man, it has been a long summer :) I am ready to have my house back during the day and a small break from the bickering even for a couple hours. My hat goes off to my homeschooling sisters in arms. I love the idea of homeschooling, but just don't have the temperament and patience. I was ready for routine to get back into swing.

So last night I set everything out to have it all ready for the morning so that everything would go off without a hitch and we would get out the door on time. I set out everyone's clothes and got toothbrushes ready. Packed backpacks , wrote names on everything in sharpie, even packed lunches.

We got up this morning, got dressed , ate breakfast got ready to head out the door just in time only to find........one of the cats had peed on his backpack. The one that was packed with all of his supplies. Yeah that's the one.

So I had to wash everything down, transfer his stuff over to his old backpack from last year. (which is all torn and falling apart) Then we ran out the door in a mad rush to get there just in time.

It was a bit of a disaster to say the least. There is nothing like rushing through , showing up all sweaty and panicked and with a ratty old backpack when everybody else has nice new ones. I felt bad and I wanted to inform everyone of our mishap with our geriatric cat that sometimes has accidents, just so Bug wouldn't look bad. But I figured I would just have to let this one go.

We made it in time to get him settled in his class and say "hello" to his teacher and then he asked me to leave. I snapped a couple pictures and he then thanked me for "not embarrassing him". Funny he was more concerned about me being a " smother mother" than about his ratty old backpack he was sporting.

That kid cracks me up.

Also he has the same teacher that he had last year as they are doing a 2nd/3rd grade mega class because of budget cuts. Not exactly happy about this, but what can you do short of selling plasma to put them in private schools. We'll see how it goes.


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