It’s time for the monkey-demon boys to head back to school. This year is going to be hard.
First of all, we’re changing their school. Yes, it’s a better school. It’s also smaller and closer. Three very good things. The boys won’t get “lost” in with all of the other children. When they have doctor appointments we won’t miss a half day of work / school. And with smaller classrooms, they should get a little more attention. During Open House, I will have to try to remember to warn their teachers that my sweet, polite, smart little boys WILL morph in to demon-monkey creatures that will drive their very best to drive every near adult absolutely insane…..and yet in such a charming way that they will be quickly forgiven.
Secondly, MY BABY STARTS FIRST GRADE!!! I think I’m going to cry. All year. He’s my BABY. He isn’t supposed to be big enough to be in real school.
Yes, I went through this with his brother. Yes, I went through this when each of them started preschool and when each of them graduated preschool. Yes, I went through this when each of them started Kindergarten. But this means they are BOTH in real school. Surely not! You have to be joking!
I have less than a week to finish buying school supplies, label everything, get my kids’ teachers name straight, find my sanity, find their good manners, and organize it all into 2 backpacks to be taken to school.
*SIGH* I better find my medication, too. Where is that prescription? Oh boy, it’s going to be a loooooooooong year.