New School Year


My son started kindergarten yesterday. He’s all grown up now. Spiderboy doesn’t need me anymore. By the end of the week, I expect him to graduate from high school and move away to a galaxy far, far away. Then he’ll become a Jedi Knight — like his father before him. The Force is strong in our family. Really.

Things have been hectic around here with the start of the new school year. We have two kids in school this year and they have different start times. And the kids are not even in the same building. The school doesn’t have enough room for all the kids, so the kindergarten classes are located in a dumpster near the school. And who came up with the idea of half-day kindergarten? After I drop off my son and return home, I have less than two seconds before I have to head back to pick up the kids. And since when is two and half hours considered half-day?

On another note, the Little Monkey was not happy about her brother and sister going to school without her. She had a major melt down when we explained to her she was too little to go to school. She just screamed and insisted she is big enough and she is five. She just have to go to school. You know, because having mommy and daddy to herself is just the worst thing that can happen to a three-year old.

Off to make trouble at kindergarten
My son starts kindergarten

My big third grader
My daughter starts third grade


23 thoughts on “New School Year

  1. My kids both went to half-day kindergarten; I also thought that was a raw deal. When I went to half-day kindergarten back in the dark ages, it was from 8:30 or so until after noon. Of course, now that my kids are older, full-day kindergarten has been implemented in my state. Thanks a lot.

    Anyway, I think if Mommy Forever is willing to “play school” with your youngest, maybe Little Monkey won’t feel so left out.

  2. Ah, school. Julia is in half day preschool – 9 a.m. to noon. The school is twenty minutes from our house. Ugh. I know how you feel.

    Spiderboy really does look grown up in that picture!

  3. May the Force be with you all! Is your son in the morning class or the afternoon? Zachary started the year in the morning class, but after one Friday of trying to get the kids off to school, sleep for 2 1/2 hours, go pick up Zachary, then try to nap while he was home until the other 2 kids get home, settle them in and try to nap some more, I switched Zachary to afternoons since the only extended kindergarten (where the kids go to a daycare type setting for half the day and the actual class for the other half) is only offered if the student is in the afternoon Kindergarten class. Wow! What a sentence! :-D

  4. very cute pictures…love those first day of school pictures…it’s the only day of the year that mine actually brush their hair…

    you’ll have to remind the little one how much she wanted to start school when she’s in high school and complaining about going…

  5. Awww… I hope the school year is going well so far! Kindergarten is so much fun!

    Yeah, lots of driving around with different school schedules! I’ve had my three all at different schools in past years. Crazy. This year two of them are together.

  6. Half day kindergarten is as it should be! I can’t imagine sending a tiny tot in all day. Actually, they should have half-day school as well. What are they doing for all those hours every day? And then homework? I’m just glad it’s not me. ;]

  7. Maybe you could find a local church for Little M to go to a day or so a week?

    They are so adorable in their school clothes… *sigh* why can’t my kids go to school now?!

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