Today, I did what I have always done as a mother with children in school. Yet, it seemed so different. It should seem different though. I am in a new state, with four children, on a new routine, and my boys going to new schools.
I’ve been up since 6:45am. That isn’t anything new because I’ve been up at that time before with my kids going to school and with my new baby. However, the thing that got me, was how long this day has been.
After taking my boys to school, I had to feed my baby and grab a bite to eat. Then we went to a doctor’s appointment. While there, they did another metabolic screening in my daughter, which made her very cranky. She still hasn’t recovered from that process. The gentleman actually squeezed her heel for about 20 minutes. He tried to assure me that he was not squeezing her heel. He was convinced, or at least seemed to be and wanted me to be as well, that she was only crying because she didn’t like him holding her foot. Honestly, I was frustrated because my baby was screaming and crying for so long. I asked him to stop so that I could sooth her a bit. He did and so did I.
After spending an hour at each of my kids schools this morning, I had to do the same thing this afternoon in order to pick them up. I’m not too happy about that. Why? Well, it’s because that is a total of 4 hours that I’m not sure is completely necessary.
I hope my boys enjoyed their day. The first day if school is always exciting. It is full of adventure. I remember feeling happy, excited, nervous, and scared all at the same time. They probably experienced the same feelings today. First grade and middle school have to be two of the most exciting times in a kids school career. I can’t wait to hear about their experiences.
For me the first day of school was draining. I didn’t have to spend time in any classes or anything, but I had to do plenty of work.