Aug 27, 2007

The first day of school .....

Well, well, well. It is the end of the first day of school and I can say that I am rather pooped! Ethan was not expected to be back at school on time, but by the grace of God, there we were. All 5 of us, at his old school, on the first day. We had the two youngest in the double stroller with camera and smiles in hand. We had not met his teacher until today, (this school district has meet the teacher night AFTER the first few days of school) but she seemed nice. Ethan saw a few staff members from last year, which comforted him, because this school district rezoned everything and a lot of people (teachers and students) he knew last year are all at new schools today. BUT GOD .. we asked for a transfer so he could come back to this school and after hearing our request would be denied, it was granted! School sure seems different than when we were in school, (I used to hate hearing my mother say that), but it really does. I was shocked to see so many young, litte children walking to school today, ALONE! ... ALONE! I cannot imagine my child's first day of school and he is walking alone to school. I know the world has changed, but man .. a 5 year old with a key around his neck, walking to school. You godda be kiddin' me! Anyway, I pray for those students and their families, because you don't know why those babies were walking alone, but God please watch over them.
Anyway, this will be Ethan's first full year of moving from class to class and I pray he will not get confused with that. We have been praying for his teachers and anyone who comes in contact with them - - that God will soften their hearts and they will work with him. Not give him the answers just to move along, but work with him to help him understand and master what he is learning.
I will be going to bed soon .. Austin and Declan just about beat me down today .. I was sick this morning .. but I still needed to tend to their needs and finish the school supply list. (SMILE) I prayed and asked God to let the two of them nap early, so I could sleep this yuckstuff off and they did just that, BUT when the sleep was ooooover ... they were hanging from the ceiling fans at home and at Wal-Mart. Have you ever TRIED to shop w/ an active 2 year old who is coaching his baby baba how to scream and yell .. just so they can hear their voices?Have you ever listed all the things you do as a mom for your hubby and family? The list is NEVER done and their always seems to be more "things" than hours in a day .. Oh, sorry, that is another blogentry. oooppsss ..

Anyway, glad to say, today is almost over, but I am glad we had it to do, because that meant that Ethan's summer journey has ended and now it is time to move on with our lives and his testimony!


Katherine@Raising Five said...

Glad you made it through the first day! You sound like me not so long ago, feeling so sweaty just getting everyone out the door!

Sorry to laugh about the Walmart incident. I love two year olds, so I thought it was precious.

Thanks for introducing yourself so I could meet you here! I'm looking forward to getting to know you more!

Rachel Anne said...

Hey, that's my sister! She beat over here.

Well, you deserve to put your feet up and relax after your full, full days. You are right, the list is NEVER done. I hate that.

I don't make too many lists any more. Sometimes I make lists of stuff I already did and then cross them off so I feel like I accomplished something.

I was going to call WalMart "HellMart" in my own post about school shopping but I thought I might offend too many people. I feel you just might understand......

Julie@HighFive! said...

Yep, that's the first day of school alright...I'm just glad it's Friday and a long weekend. Evidently, I need to be a little more organized to make this school morning thing work, it wasn't going so well around here. A bit too much of me enjoying the freedom of only having my toddler & baby around & hubby home on a weeks vacation (so we can eat out for a reasonable amount & do whatever we want)and far too little of actual home responsibilities and realizing that just because my husband is on vacation doesn't mean I can just let everything go and be on vacation too!