Traditionally I haven’t started school with the kids until after Labor Day, but this year, with the baby due in December, I think I will need a longer winter break, so I decided to start a couple of weeks early. Besides that, the kids were actually asking me, begging me, to start school. So even though I didn’t feel like getting into the groove of things yet, we plunged in in the middle of August.
I wanted our first day to be a little bit special, so I got up and made waffles. Can you picture it now? Me in my apron throwing the ingredients into a bowl… Wrong! These were of the bought variety, but they are a special treat around here, and the kids were thrilled to start the day with waffles!
The kids worked happily, for the most part, until lunch. I surprised them with a lunch out. They had each received a free kid’s meal at Jason’s Deli through the library reading program. Now, I don’t know how other families do it, but the only way my kids each get their own meal is if they are free; otherwise, we share, so it was a big deal. Their eyes just about popped out when they saw they could choose Horizon Organic chocolate milk with their meal.
Could their day get any better? Only after they ate their ice-cream cones, when I told them they could each have another one! Yep, we each enjoyed not one, but two ice-cream cones. They still haven’t gotten over that one!
So our school year has begun–ready or not! If you think about me, say a prayer will ya? Pregnancy mixed with homeschooling and everything else. . . . Well, it all just seems tougher than usual.