So Christopher starts 1st Grade next week. EVERYONE is very excited! He has new tennis shoes, went shopping for school supplies, has a couple of new t-shirts. Life is good. Yesterday we took him to his first orientation. Basically it was a brief overview of the school and how parents need to be timely when dropping off the kids at 7:30am and picking them up at 3:15pm and how the food line at the cafeteria works and how…
Wait a minute…did I just say 7:30…AM? As in the morning?
Oh, this could be very interesting…because it’s 7:33am right now and not a creature is stirring here in this old Kentucky home. I figure in about 10 minutes Christopher will get up, followed by Ava at 8:12am and then somewhere around 8:45 or so my wife rolls out of bed. So someone needs to explain to me, when I’m not home…how in the world is my wife gonna have both kids up, Christopher dressed and fed, Ava somewhat coherent and Steph up and dressed (although I guess she could just drive in her jammies and hop in the dropoff line which flows in an orderly fashion to the right of the school and around the parking lot. Please do not try to drive straight because you will end up causing flow stoppage…and we wouldn’t want that) and then get him to his school literally 2.5 blocks away. And yes…we do live THAT close to his school. And still I’m worried.
If my wife had her way, she would get out of bed around noon. So I dunno how this is gonna go down. Could be interesting. Especially that first month or so when everyone is still getting used to the hours. I can only imagine the phone calls I’m gonna get this winter…
“The kids won’t get up and my head is killing me and Christopher won’t wear what I got out for him and he didn’t want cereal he wanted eggs & spinach (thanks Grandma) and Ava refuses to get in the car unless she can bring every toy she has ever owned and…blah blah blah. And now I’m going back to bed.”
Well…you get the idea. Ahhhh…first grade. I’m sure it’s gonna make us all kids again. And we’re in for some interesting blogs I’m sure! Stay tuned…it’s almost here! And we’re all gonna be up and runnin’ at 7:15am. It’s not gonna be pretty…LOL