Brady is counting down the days until school starts. He is ready and excited. I think getting the man teacher he wanted has everything to do with this. I on the otherhand (as usual) am not so excited. I'm sad that summer is ending. In it's place will be schedules and homework and bedtimes and packing lunches and waking up to an alarm clock. Ugh. I'm not a fan of change, and this year we have a new bus driver (loved the old one), a new principal (loved her too) and a man teacher. Yikes. Lots of change. It won't take me long to get on board...what other choice is there?! I think my biggest problem lies in the fact that going into a new school year means more growing and independence are sure to follow. Sigh......
Brady and I headed out yesterday to do some school shopping. I always look forward to doing this...just the two of us. And even though Brady's not the best shopper, I have to say that this was our BEST year shopping thus far! He only developed a slight headached after the 2nd store and wanted to stay in the van while I ran into the Gap Outlet, but I convinced him it was the last store before lunch. We had planned on going to Friendly's for lunch...but then Brady had a last minute change of mind and we ended up at Cici's.
At lunch, Brady told me:
~he's excited about having a bigger class this year.
~he's excited to learn his time tables.
~he's excited to learn cursive.
~he's excited to move to the big 3rd grade playground.
~and, he doesn't think I should make cookies and brownies and cupcakes for his teacher this year because it's not very "man-like". (Really, is that true? Well, I wouldn't want to embarrass him now would I?)
Oh, I'm going to miss this face being around all day!
To my soon to be 3rd grader...I hope this year is everything you're wanting it to be and more!
Six more days until school starts!