Today I sent my baby off to kindergarten. It was a day I’ve been dreading for a long time. Even the thought of seeing her walk up the steps of the bus drove me to tears. Until about six weeks ago. This summer just destroyed me. And it wasn’t even a bad summer. Nobody got […]
To My Kids’ Teachers
This year we have a kindergartener, first grader, second grader, fifth grader, sixth grader, and high school senior. We’ve got at least one kid in each school in the district. And each of those six kids is different. Some are strong students, some are not so strong. Some are well behaved, some are not so […]
Two words you never want to hear during the school year. Or ever. And how to deal with them.
It’s back to school time. It’s exciting for kids because it’s time to reconnect with old friends and make new friends. It’s exciting for parents because, well… duh. But back to school time also means some other not so exciting things may be happening. And it’s only a matter of time before you hear those […]
We Were All New Once
If your school district is anything like my school district, once those teacher assignments come out for the upcoming school year, the feeding frenzy begins and people start interrogating everyone who has a kid older than theirs about teachers. There are always those teachers that everyone wants to get. There are the teachers that nobody […]
On Wednesday I’m gonna party like it’s 1999.
We are three days away from the first day of school. And I can’t wait. I’ve made some comments about how I may be looking forward to Wednesday more than I’ve ever looked forward to any day in the history of my life, and I’ve been met with people who can totally relate, and then others who […]
To The (Freaked Out) Parents of Kindergarteners
I’ve seen your posts in the closed school Facebook Groups. I’ve seen your posts in the open Facebook Groups. And I’ve been in your shoes before. In fact, even with our sixth kid last year, I was still you. Freaking out. So I get it. Our youngest has her first day of kindergarten six days. She has […]