Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Back to school

It's hard to believe, but it's that time again.  Our oldest started back today.  Since she's in sixth grade, she's now a middle schooler, which is very hard to believe.  To make sure she'd know the buses for this year, we let her take the bus this morning, and then we drove over to her school so we could see her off on her first day.  She was very excited, but at the same time, very nervous.  I don't really remember feeling that way when I was going back to school, but we moved a lot when I was younger, especially while in middle school, so every year seemed like a new adventure.

The school system has instituted literacy tests for 1st through 5th grade, so our 2nd grader takes a test tomorrow morning, and then actually starts classes on Thursday.  Given that she reads books like the Wimpy Kid Diaries, I'm not too concerned about her level of literacy...

Back to school is always a bittersweet time.  It's great having the kids around during the summer, but at the same time, it's great having them back in school.  Although that may sound strange, I imagine that almost every parent reading this will agree with me.  We still have the little one at home, as it will still be several years before she's old enough to go to school, but with the way she's learning things, she'll certainly be ready.

1 comment:

davidleesummers said...

I know what you mean. Our kids start school this coming week. It's definitely a bittersweet thing. I'll miss having them around the house, but I also look forward to a few quiet working hours when I'm at home.