I am anxious for this new school year. Mark had a truly terrible school year last year. By the end of the year his attitude was "my teacher doesn't care about me, why should I care about school?" It was the hardest school year I have ever had to deal with and it broke my heart. This year he has a teacher that is new to our school district, which also makes me nervous. I wasn't able to meet the teacher but my mom did and she loved her. One of my good friends works there and he thinks she's very kind. I really feel this year could make or break Mark. He deserves to be loved, he's one of the most kindest and most sensitive little boys I have ever met.
McKenna starts first grade and she has a lot of apprehension. She will do great, but the unknown is very frightening for her. Her biggest fear is the cafeteria. I'm sure she will conquer that quickly and since I am packing her lunches, she hopefully has nothing to fear tomorrow.
Amanda is going into 8th and is doing amazing. Things come easy for her and I know she will have a great school year. This is her first year of switching classes so she's a little nervous about that, but I know she will do great.
Here is a little back to school funny. Mark is very sensitive to my emotions and making sure that I am fine. He knows how tough mornings are for me and he always likes to make my life a little easier when he can. Tonight as he was taking a shower he said "Mom, I have a great idea. After my shower, instead of putting on my pajamas, I will put on my school clothes. That way I can get ready much faster in the morning and it will be one last thing you have to worry about". At first I was thinking "He can't be serious". But, he was very serious! I had to leave the room to keep from laughing at him. Before leaving I calmly thanked him for his idea, but I think we will continue to sleep in pajamas! LOL!
Well, this mama needs to head to bed. Back to a life of structure and schedules, I actually have to get up early tomorrow.
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! We did, completely with a little visit from Tim.