Sunday, January 6, 2008
Back to School Time
I have to admit that when I first saw that the kids would be out of school for almost 3 weeks for Christmas break I was NOT happy. The way the ages of my children are spaced out I have had one at home for almost 12 years and I was definitely ready to have them all in school this year to have some time at home alone to get things done. So it is probably an understatement to say I was very excited for the last one to start school this year. But to have them at home for almost 3 weeks at Christmas, I thought I would go nuts! The first week they were home was pretty bad, they got really bored, a whole week off BEFORE Christmas is too much. However, after Christmas they had their new things to play with and kept themselves entertained very well. I got so used to them being home that when they did go back to school I'll have to admit that I did miss them a little. But what is up with Durant's school calendar this year? It is too weird! Not only did they get almost 3 weeks off but then they went back to school on a Thursday? Back to school for 2 days, then the weekend? I, for one, did not like it, it's really hard to get back in the routine this way. The first day back we were so used to sleeping in that we overslept. I usually get the kids up at 7:00 and I woke up at 7:35! Daniel is supposed to be at school by 7:55 and they all always eat breakfast at school which for Kathryn means she has to be there before 8:00. Needless to say poor Kathryn had to eat a leftover nuked biscuit on the way to school, Daniel was tardy but the girls weren't, Kathryn just missed breakfast. I dropped Daniel off and got the girls to school right after 8:00, (they're not considered tardy till 8:10), so I think we did really good to have just gotten up at 7:35! Anyway now I don't think they get out of school again until spring break, the 3rd week in March! Which is great for me, but it sure is a long time for the teachers and kids to go without a break. Hope they enjoyed Christmas, 'cause March is a long way away.