A few truths about the beginning of our school year


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Sit back, relax and get ready to hear a few truths about the beginning of school for Hayden, Maddy and me:

  • Hayden said he was not going to talk much at first, because he wouldn’t know any of the kids in his class.   That lasted, oh, less than a day.  He is my son who loves to talk and instantly made friend’s with a boy on his bus who is in his class.
  • Hayden loves school and wanted to go to school last weekend, I wonder if this will last?
  • The bus stop is a fun place to hang out.  I get a morning and afternoon chat in with a good friend.  Hayden gets to play tag in the mornings and is in HEAVEN.  Maddy gets to run about with two friends as well.  For now I am loving the bus, especially since he’s only on it for about 10 minutes.
  • Hayden has shown me that he gets listening way quicker than he did last year.  He is  a talker, as stated above, so yes he has already gotten a time out for talking.  He gets it though and has said that his new best friend always tries to talk to him in line and he doesn’t want to talk…good that he understands, but now I am worrying a little about this friendship…
  • Maddy is thriving and doing just fine without big brother around.   I was a little worried after their summer together.  But I do hear about Hayden and the bus part of each morning, so sweet.
  • I love the big smile and hugs Maddy and Hayden give each other in the afternoons when they are reunited.  That isn’t to say everything remains blissful the rest of the evening, ahem, that would be stretching it.
  • I only hear bits and pieces of Hayden’s day, and when I try to ask questions, only sometimes does he want to talk about that certain part.   I am hoping as the school year goes on and we adjust to a routine that I will hear even more.  The parts I do hear sometimes, make me remember and chuckle what his teacher said “If you believe only half of what you hear about school, I will believe only half of what I hear about home.”
  • I am adjusting to the quiet that comes each afternoon.  Yes I love it, but I have been feeling out of sorts.  I think it is because I was used to having Hayden here.  No, not poor me, I am excited to have this time to get something done or do nothing without any guilt when Maddy naps.   But I find myself having a hard time to get motivated to do something or even to blog.   I am hoping it is the combination of fall setting in and a new routine.

What are a few truths you have learned from the beginning of the school year?

2 Responses to A few truths about the beginning of our school year
  1. Kristin Denman
    September 16, 2010 | 1:53 pm

    You are not the only mom who only gets some of the facts about what happened during the day. I can ask questions and still only get “it was fine, mom.” In other words, I’ll talk about it when I’m ready to talk about it.
    The other day, I asked Ethan who he played with on the playground at recess. He told me he just hung out, then later, when I asked him about a certain friend of his who was in his class last year, he says to me “we played all day today at recess!” But earlier, according to Ethan, he just hung out and did not play with anyone.
    I’ve had to learn to not pester him with questions, because he’ll reveal all at some point in time.

  2. Erin
    September 16, 2010 | 7:26 pm

    Ha! This is so funny!

    I’ve learned:

    1) That my kids are different people at school. My daughter is chatty at home, but shy at school. My son is chatty at home, but at school, his teachers call him pensive.

    2) That when they paint at school, they don’t ask to paint at home. Which means less paint for me to scrub off of the counter at home. Go school!

    3) I’ve learned that in a kid’s mind, nothing (no, nothing) compares to pizza day.

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A few truths about the beginning of our school year


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Sit back, relax and get ready to hear a few truths about the beginning of school for Hayden, Maddy and me:

  • Hayden said he was not going to talk much at first, because he wouldn’t know any of the kids in his class.   That lasted, oh, less than a day.  He is my son who loves to talk and instantly made friend’s with a boy on his bus who is in his class.
  • Hayden loves school and wanted to go to school last weekend, I wonder if this will last?
  • The bus stop is a fun place to hang out.  I get a morning and afternoon chat in with a good friend.  Hayden gets to play tag in the mornings and is in HEAVEN.  Maddy gets to run about with two friends as well.  For now I am loving the bus, especially since he’s only on it for about 10 minutes.
  • Hayden has shown me that he gets listening way quicker than he did last year.  He is  a talker, as stated above, so yes he has already gotten a time out for talking.  He gets it though and has said that his new best friend always tries to talk to him in line and he doesn’t want to talk…good that he understands, but now I am worrying a little about this friendship…
  • Maddy is thriving and doing just fine without big brother around.   I was a little worried after their summer together.  But I do hear about Hayden and the bus part of each morning, so sweet.
  • I love the big smile and hugs Maddy and Hayden give each other in the afternoons when they are reunited.  That isn’t to say everything remains blissful the rest of the evening, ahem, that would be stretching it.
  • I only hear bits and pieces of Hayden’s day, and when I try to ask questions, only sometimes does he want to talk about that certain part.   I am hoping as the school year goes on and we adjust to a routine that I will hear even more.  The parts I do hear sometimes, make me remember and chuckle what his teacher said “If you believe only half of what you hear about school, I will believe only half of what I hear about home.”
  • I am adjusting to the quiet that comes each afternoon.  Yes I love it, but I have been feeling out of sorts.  I think it is because I was used to having Hayden here.  No, not poor me, I am excited to have this time to get something done or do nothing without any guilt when Maddy naps.   But I find myself having a hard time to get motivated to do something or even to blog.   I am hoping it is the combination of fall setting in and a new routine.

What are a few truths you have learned from the beginning of the school year?

2 Responses to A few truths about the beginning of our school year
  1. Kristin Denman
    September 16, 2010 | 1:53 pm

    You are not the only mom who only gets some of the facts about what happened during the day. I can ask questions and still only get “it was fine, mom.” In other words, I’ll talk about it when I’m ready to talk about it.
    The other day, I asked Ethan who he played with on the playground at recess. He told me he just hung out, then later, when I asked him about a certain friend of his who was in his class last year, he says to me “we played all day today at recess!” But earlier, according to Ethan, he just hung out and did not play with anyone.
    I’ve had to learn to not pester him with questions, because he’ll reveal all at some point in time.

  2. Erin
    September 16, 2010 | 7:26 pm

    Ha! This is so funny!

    I’ve learned:

    1) That my kids are different people at school. My daughter is chatty at home, but shy at school. My son is chatty at home, but at school, his teachers call him pensive.

    2) That when they paint at school, they don’t ask to paint at home. Which means less paint for me to scrub off of the counter at home. Go school!

    3) I’ve learned that in a kid’s mind, nothing (no, nothing) compares to pizza day.

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