It’s that time again – the Mommies are breathing a collective sigh of relief while all the kiddies in town are excitedly and proudly showing off new duds and supplies.
Yup – today was the first day of school. All of Ladybug’s kiddos – all except the mini-dude – boarded the same bus this morning as their two schools were consolidated into one building. Master D is in the 5th grade and his final year in little guy school. Master T is in the 3rd grade and excited to have Mr. K (who also taught his big brother two years ago). And, our wee princess is in the 1st grade – our teeny, tiny, little ladybug who is smaller than her backpack. Sigh!
So hard to see them grow up.
The little dude goes to Head Start in two weeks – and he is EXCITED!!! Especially since Nana and Paw-Paw Moosie got him an ELMO backpack (and it’s gots wheels, Nana!).
Lessa’s group is split up in three schools this year. The Boy is a sophomore (wise fool) at the high school. The Girl is an 8th grader at the middle school – next year they will both be at the high school. And, the Pup is at the same school as Ladybug’s crew. She was thrilled to find that she is in Ms. W’s class – and to know that she is only a few inches shorter than her teacher! (We all have a feeling that by the end of the year those few inches will be nada)
So – they are all learning the rules of their schools. That was top on their list of things to tell me about when I called each of them tonight to check on their day – What did you learn today? We read the rules, Nana. That’s a good thing – it’s good to know the rules, says I.
I had an early morning dental appointment the next town over this morning. As I pulled up to the highway I saw a school bus go by and groaned a wee bit – it is not fun to be behind the bus as it stops, goes, stops, goes on its way picking up students. However, this one pulled off onto a side road and was seen no more.
Wish I could say that about the 692,000 motorhomes pulling cars/boats/etc. that (just) happened to be in front of me all the way into the next town! Oy! It must be closing down on tourist season, too.
But I made it to the dentist’s office in plenty of time for my appointment and my choppers are now all shiny, squeaky clean. Yay!
Hubby sees his eye doctor tomorrow – checking up on the cataract surgery. I think they will talk about when/whether to do the next one. I need to give hubby the dates I cannot be out of town (work conflicts, unfortunately) so they can schedule around them the next time.
So – that was our day in small town alaska – how was it where you are?
Posted: August 22nd, 2007 under Alaska, Family.