Well, the kids had their first day of school Monday!!
They came back to our house with a full report on their day. Sophia met some new friends, has the same teacher Jordan had in 3rd grade, had extended recess (OMG!) and loves her math. It's going to be a good year!!
We were informed that even though Sophia had started soccer this year, she was begging her mom to let her out of it. We all talked to her and got the same consensus, that maybe it wasn't soccer so much she didn't like but maybe circumstances like switching to a new coach and the heat of practicing. She mentioned that she wanted to do tumbling (she'd done gymnastics before and quit because she didn't like the balance beam), so maybe next year. It's hard to know when to make a kid continue on doing an activity or to just let them quit. I am glad her mom made her stick with it, though.
Jordan came back with a moment by moment telling of his first day in middle school. He got his own locker, went to all of his classes, really loves art and band (although he didn't actually get to play his instrument), likes his English teacher, but might not like math all that much.
I felt bad for him. He got an extender put in his mouth the week before and although I don't think he'd ever tell us, he was in pain that night. He barely ate dinner and didn't seem as jolly as normal. He's really grown into a kid with a pretty good attitude about stuff. Although, he did come in asking for his own DVR box in his room. I thought he was joking at first, surely he didn't think we'd give him that much freedom of TV at 11, but after the 4th time he mentioned it, I looked at him and smiled and said, "Jordan, do you really think that's going to happen?" I think he was actually disappointed. But, you never get if you don't ask, right?
I couldn't help but think about them both...
These two little kids, 4 and 7 here, changed my life completely the moment I met them. I can't believe it's almost been 5 years and they are getting so old. Jordan driving isn't too far off, Sophia will soon be double digits, I just can't even believe how fast time is going. And don't even get me started with Avery going into kindergarten herself, someday. No, I won't think about it!!!
Glad we are having a good first week of school. We get the kids this weekend for an extended weekend, I am looking forward to it!!!