Well, it’s over! All the kids are asleep, I’m prepared for tomorrow, and I can breathe!
Our first day was okay. Hero, McAwesome, and Sweetheart Girl were all excited, and thankfully they maintained their enthusiasm throughout the day. About 20 minutes into the morning, all three little ones suddenly demanded my attention, and I could not seem to get them occupied with anything! I admit, I spent a few minutes berating myself in my head for even attempting this this year with practically all new materials. I did send a text to my husband telling him that I was going to need a Coke by the end of the day! (He took my oh-so-subtle hint, by the way!)
Eventually, the littles calmed down and I was able to focus some attention on the big kids. It felt a little disjointed, as I didn’t figure very well how much time some subjects would take, but I suppose that will work itself out as we get into a rhythm.
My biggest disappointment of the day is that I didn’t take any pictures!! They all dressed themselves so nicely, but then the morning took a bad turn for a while there, and by the time I thought about it…well, they all had lunch leftovers on their faces :) Guess I’ll have to get some later in the week and pass them off as the “first day of school” pictures years down the road!