Friday, September 3, 2010

1st Days of School

KatieLynn is a pro attending Kindergarten, going on 3 1/2 weeks now. Dean just finished his first week at preschool Tues/Thurs. They have both been concerned about what I would do when they were both at school, but I assured them I had plenty of things to keep me busy! KatieLynn was so excited about finally starting Kindergarten. She was ready for me to drop her off in car rider line! We had met her teacher a couple of nights before, so she was completely at ease in the classroom on her first day. Another comfort was having a friend in her class, that she met this summer at the pool. (It gave me comfort, too!)
It only took a minute or so for her to get settled in, and forget I was there. I wasn't emotional, until I kissed her good-bye, and then I did have to blink my watery eyes a little! But I knew I had to be strong, because Dean was with me, and ready to go on a Mommy-Son adventure! When I picked KatieLynn up after school, she was brimming with excitement telling about her day! It's been a great experience, and she is learning lots!Dean has missed KatieLynn, but harvest has kept him sidetracked. Nearly every day we (and sometimes just Dean) would go ride with Daddy in the Peterbilts as they harvested corn. Our harvest was over by midweek last week, and I think Dean was the only one sad about it. But we kept busy with a playdate, and then he was able to start his own school this week. He's attending the same Christian preschool that KatieLynn did last year. On his first morning, KatieLynn filled him full of info she thought he needed. He too, was anxious to get dropped off in the car rider line that morning. I of course, walked him in, but had to chase him into his classroom to get a good-bye kiss! Bye-Bye Mother! I will have a great day! ...and he did! When I picked him up, about half of his class was gone or leaving, and he said, "Why did you come so early? I wanted to stay longer. Next time I want to be the last kid picked up." It was a good sign that he enjoyed his day at school!

Do you know want to know what I did all by myself? On Tuesday, I ran errands, and then met Becky and Stephany at Olive Garden for lunch. On Thursday, I cleaned the house and then ate lunch with my mother-in-law and sister-in-law. It was nice!! Hopefully next week, I can get some of my other projects completed.