First Day of School

Aug 26, 2013

The time has come...my little boy is growing up. Ace had his first day of school last week. The night before he was so excited, there was no fight to go to bed because "school is in the morning mama!" I too was excited, I was excited for Ace to do something on his own. I wanted him to embrace this new adventure without having to share it with Pierce, or Avalon. School was the cool new mission just for him. 
I wanted to be prepared for the challenge of getting all the kids out of the house on time for his first day, so I got up extra early!! I prepared Ace's favorite breakfast, homemade pancakes (I pulled out all the stops no box mix for this kid). I laid out his clothes, along with the other kids. I restocked the diaper bag for emergency purposes. I showered and got myself ready before I woke up the troops. Once that happened my "plan" went to shit! Ace didn't want pancakes, he didn't want to get dressed, he didn't want to go to school. I tried to ignore all of this and just get him and the others ready and possibly get a bite of breakfast or two in his mouth before we took off. Once I loaded Pierce in the car Ace announced he had to poop, ok fine you go sit on the toilet while I load up Avalon. As I did that Pierce announced "mama nasty poop" which means he pooped. Alrighty then, I load Avalon, get Pierce out, and check on Ace. Boys are cleaned and poop free...to the car we go. As I get the last strap buckled, Avalon lets one go as well. What the heck did these kids eat!! I am trying to leave here. I thought to myself, the school is only 10 minutes away I am NOT unloading Avalon. But then the sane mom crept back into my head and I got her out. Now everyone was poop free! On we go...


His teacher had sent out an email saying that the first day of school should be a "drop and go situation". I took that to heart, I have never left Ace anywhere before so I knew he was going to freak out. I walked him in, helped him find his cubby and booked it! Pierce was freaking out, he kept saying "no mama don't leave Pierceyyyyy" It was so sad. 
Those few hours felt like forever, I sucked at capitalizing on this opportunity. I just kept checking the clock. I will need some time to adjust. When we picked him up he was so happy! He did a couple art projects, and even got a "good listening" award for the day. I looked at his teacher like she was kidding. My kid? My kid listened to who...you? Did you bribe him with something? I was amazed, and so proud, and just a tad bit jealous. When we got home Ace said "I made you something mama" and he pulled out this bracelet. He said "do you like it mama? I made it just for you". I am not going to lie, I had tears in my eyes, this was my very first homemade gift! And now he asks me 100 times a day "mama you like your bracelet?" I tell him, yes Ace it is my favorite (even though it cuts off my circulation) I am not afraid to rock a bead bracelet. Ace also refuses to take off his backpack, he slept with it the other night. 

Week one of school has been conquered, only 780 more till he graduates high school :)




8 comments:

  1. What an event! haha Em starts next year.. I'm NOT ready.

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    1. Its heartbreaking...but exciting at the same time :)

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  2. Awww that bracelet is so sweet and his backpack is ADORABLE! I'd call this a successful start to the year, even with all the incidents haha

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    1. Right! The bracelet is priceless, still wearing it :) haha

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  3. Aw what a cute kid on the first day! Following from wildcard wednesday :)

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    1. Thank you :) he looks so unhappy because this was pre telling me he had to use the bathroom...

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  4. Hey lady!

    I always see you comment and want to write back to you but you are a "no-reply comment blogger". So finally I tracked down your blog to let you know that I'm not ignoring your comments (:

    Kaitlyn

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    1. Thank you so much for letting me know. I switched to google+ and then back to blogger and some things got messed up!! So thank you thank you, your like a blogging fairy godmother :)

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