Ah the start of school! I am much happier about it than either of my children, I suspect, but the first day is over and all is well. My son, 11, just started middle school (6th grade) and was a little concerned about the new school and all that goes with it – changing classes, lockers, and so on. He came home from school relieved. I can’t honestly say that he’s enthusiastic about school, but he at least isn’t worried about it per se.
As for my darling daughter, the whirlwind, she too had a good day. She had one meltdown in the afternoon, but all things considered (such as all the meltdowns she had last year), I have to consider that an excellent start to the year. Also, she ate a tremendous dinner so I assume that they had her really working hard today. She’s in 4th grade, in special education.
All in all, I think today was a good day. I had time to myself to get some things done that needed doing. The kids both had a good day. And now it is time to rest and prepare to do it all again tomorrow.