Princess M started first grade last week. Unlike last year, she will be in school for six and a half hours every day. In kindergarten, she only went to school for two and half hours a day. She also gets to eat lunch away from us every day now. That’s a big change for her. I hope she eats her lunch faster than she does at home. The school is over-crowded so the kids eat lunch in 25-minute shifts. I worry about her. Six and half hours is a long time for her to be away from us. On top of that, none of her friends from her kindergarten class are in her first grade class. Princess M only has two or three “boys” from her old class.
Even though I miss my little girl, I do appreciate how quiet it has gotten at home when she’s in school. Spiderboy Z, who is louder than both his sisters combined, is actually very mellow when his big sister is at school. When they play together, Spiderboy is really, really loud. And they always get in fights over the silliest things. This of course leads to loud screaming and crying, which in turn leads to time-outs, which leads to even louder screaming and crying. Oooooh, how I love the quiet around here when big sister is in school. Does this make me a bad daddy?