Hard to believe summer is almost over and kids are just about ready to head back to school. If your kids are anything like mine, some are excited to go back and others not so much.
I have one child starting a new school this again this year and I have tried throughout this summer to make it something exciting and a good thing for him. He is actually excited for this school year which I am thankful for. I have been trying to get him on a school schedule for his sleep but as we all know that is so difficult when it is still so light outside at 8 p.m. We also found out that his school will be giving all the kids free breakfast and lunches this year. That is such a big help to us. He is going to the open house and can not wait to meet his teacher and see the school and his classroom. With his dad being gone right now it just makes me happy to see how much he has grown and he has learned to handle things even if he does not necessarily like that he has to do them. He has his backpack all ready to go and even has his outfit picked out for the first day.
Then there is his brother who should be excited this year since it is his last year of high school!!! He has never been a morning person though so school is always tough. It is hard to believe this is his last year. I still remember taking him to kindergarten. You wonder where the time goes. Since he is not excited at all he still has not bought anything for school. No backpack, no pencils, and not even a notebook. I think he likes to drive his mother crazy waiting because I like to organized and have everything done and ready. He waits until the last minute or after and then maybe he will do it. Some things will never change.
This school year is just different somehow for me. I am glad they are going back to school and that at least one of them is excited but yet it is a little sad this year too because another child is growing up and as much as you want them to do that it is hard to let them go. I hope they have a great year!!!