Yeah, so school is back in session today and the kids were somewhat less than delighted. Isaac, in particular, was a mix of excited to begin middle school and not excited because it is not cool to be excited. Both youngsters have gotten used to staying up late and sleeping in. They both are used to goofing off all day and eating ice cream and funyuns for breakfast, lunch, and supper. Life has been pretty easy this summer as they didn’t even go to summer care. Ah, but life turned on them this morning. Reality struck them hard.
Emily and I take special joy in waking the kids on the first day of school. We flip on the light and holler, “Good morning childrens…it’s time to get up childrens” in our best non-native-English-speaking voice. They try to pull their blankets over their heads at which time we throw a cat on their blanketed heap. Oh yes, the first day of school is excellent fun for Emily and me.
I like to make a movie of their first day back too:
The thing I do not like much, though, is that summer is over. It will still be hot as blazes and we’ll still have a ridiculous electric bill as the AC runs, but summer is over. School’s in y’all! Let’s go childrens! It’s time for school!