Yesterday was the first day of public school in our county, and with one glance on facebook you could feel the excitement in the air! The two years before this I had a bittersweet feeling on that day, but time has changed things. Now I see how well this is working for us and has truly become our lifestyle. I was happy for all those excited kids, teachers and parents, but in no way did I want anything to do with it. I asked the girls how they felt about it and if they missed that first day and public school in general. Madison said no way (with enthusiasm) and Chloe said she sort of misses the excitement of seeing old friends and meeting new ones, but that there’s no way she wants to go back.
Last year on this day I took the kids to a movie, this year I hosted a party here at the house with some other homeschooling friends. It just feels like a great day to celebrate the beginning of something (even if it’s not our something) and to help the HSing kids and mommas have some fun of their own that day. The kids played in the pool, rode their bikes, played some xbox and had a great time. The mommas had a great time just hanging out and chatting.
We are getting away from grade levels since Madison started 6th grade work this year and Chloe started some 3rd grade work back in the spring. But, here are their first day of school pics!
Yesterday was just the one day off in our school week, so it’s back to the grind again today. The girls’ wakeup cuddles are next on my to do list this morning!