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back to school, back to reality

The day started at about 5:15am. Preston has been getting up that early for nearly two weeks now. For a couple days it was great, as he was only getting up once in the night, with a singular night of not getting up at all. (Second time ever!) But this up thrice nightly and then up just after 5am? NOT COOL, KID.

We drove Noah to work this morning, and it felt weird. Good weird. Putting-on-an-old-pair-of-jeans weird. There was warm instead of cold air coming through the vents. Preston was wearing a hooded sweater. It was cozy. I like cozy.

saying bye to daddy at work

Noah’s work schedule changed last spring from 8:00-4:30 to 7:00-3:30. I was kind of wary about the earlier mornings for me, but it’s worked out perfectly on both ends. It makes our mornings longer and more relaxed (there’s nothing more stressful than rushing, especially rushing Liliana, who does not do fast)(unless fast applies to talking) and I can go right from picking the girls up to picking Noah up. One less trip out of the house with two babies.

Speaking of picking the girls up. There will be girls. Plural. Liliana is starting Kindergarten today at the same school that Kaylie goes to. For three years they will be in the same school and it will be marvelous. Liliana has two to three full school days per week; she goes two days plus every other Friday. I am SO GLAD that I have a few years off of half days. I hate half days. They are horrible for working baby naps around. And they are just annoying in general.

The girls were already dressed when they came out of their room this morning. Go-getters, those two. Liliana asked for her usual breakfast of cereal and I said “no”. I’m cutting that cereal thing on week days. The last thing I need is Liliana being a bear for her teacher, whining about being hungry as soon as school starts.

We finally put the girls’ school supplies together and in their back packs yesterday afternoon, and they were all ready to go this morning.

Sixth grade and Kindergarten, here they come.

First day!

Liliana has only an hour of Kindergarten this morning, and I need to be there with her for it. With two toddlers. I’m planning to put Preston in the Boba containment unit and Kesler in the umbrella stroller containment unit. Nobody running away, FTW! Liliana is very upset that I have to be there with her, as she wants to be there BY MYSELF. WITHOUT YOU, MOM.

Five minutes in, her teacher said she’d read a story to the kids. Liliana interrupts, “Is it about Egypt? Does it have the great Sphinx?”

Wish us luck.

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  • becca Wednesday, September 5, 2012, 9:26 am

    Preston’s sweater – Oh my cuteness!!!!

    Good luck to the girls on their first day. Yay for back to school!

  • Kami Wednesday, September 5, 2012, 9:46 am

    Preston’s sweater is the most adorable thing ever! Also Lilianna’s outfit. And Kaylie is looking so grown up. Grade 6. I cannot believe our first babies are in grade 6.

    Here’s to school!

  • Ashley Wednesday, September 5, 2012, 10:02 am

    I LOVE cozy too! It’s on my list of favourites (also topping the reason Fall is significantly better than spring. It’s not “cozy” when there is sweat dripping down your inner thighs)

    I am ever blown away though at how fast my kids and everyone else’s are growing up!!

  • Angella Wednesday, September 5, 2012, 7:39 pm

    The girls look so GROWN UP. Gah.

  • bethany actually Thursday, September 6, 2012, 9:55 pm

    Oh, man. Lili CRACKS ME UP. I think I would love being her teacher, seriously. She is the kind of kid I used to just fall in love with, when I was working as a classroom aide and after-school teacher.

    And both girls look so grown-up and happy in that photo! We have got to get our kids together one of these days. I think they’d all really like each other a lot.

    • mrswilson Friday, September 7, 2012, 9:52 am

      Her teachers last year totally loved her. I hope her Kindergarten teacher does, too. She is fun! And energetic! And smart! And inquisitive! She just needs a firm but gentle hand, and that is what her teacher has, so I’m hopeful. :)

      And yes, we DO need to get our kids together. I think they’d get along well. :)

  • Meg Monday, September 10, 2012, 5:02 pm

    I miss back to school, even if I’d spent all summer at school too.
    Preston is so cute in his hoodie (…sorry, can’t call it a bunny hug!), and it’s amazing how beautiful your girls are!