The first day of school has so many meanings this go around. The twins and I have the lovely task of getting back into the groove of school and after school programs while MJ is just starting. Waking up this morning at 4:30am I sat in my room and just thought about the fact that my kids are growing up way too fast.
I'm really glad the twins were excited about getting back to school to see their friends and meet their new teacher. First impressions of the teachers are normally always the same with me and the kids. Since I refuse to have them in the same classroom, one will always have a nice teacher who communicates clearly and regularly while the other will have some bullshit teacher who probably is only there for a simple paycheck. Last year was different and they both had amazing teachers so I'm hoping this year will be the same. Since it was the first day of school and I didn't want to take up all their time, I simply said "hello", made my presence as their mother be known and then lurked silently in the hallway to watch out they interacted with them. Yup, I'm that parent.
Sadly, MJ didn't go to [stay at] school today. I had intentions to put her at the school the twins attended but the school filled up quicker than I thought and before we could get to the other school she broke down into tears and said she wasn't really ready to go to school. So, that's that. Good thing is we still have her approval certificate so whenever she's ready, her and I can find a school that she'll enjoy going to. To be honest, I'm not ready to let her go. I know that she's ready though, she's extremely intelligent for her age and she has this desire to learn that the twins no longer have as they already think school is a burden. So, I'll give it a few days and then bring it up again. I'm hoping the twins being in school will help solidify her decision to go though. She'd do so well.