After a VERY short summer, it's that time again! Brynn is in second grade and my little buddy is officially a kindergartner!
But everything worked out peachy! Brynn came home feeling fine, Bryce seemed to do ok with the longer kindergarten, and I felt better about putting him in kindercare when I realized just how much of that particular time would be spent in the car.
I was also wondering what it would be like to go back to having just babies at home with me. Brynn was in pm kindergarten and Bryce had preschool last year, but it's not very long. So this is the first time in a very long time I've had just little ones at home with me during the day. I was a little worried that the babies would sort of follow me around all day moping and whining without the big kids to entertain them. But now that it's been a week with BandB in school I can say...I actually quite love it. :) The babies do in fact follow me around most of the time, but they are as sweet as triple chocolate cake! They help me with my chores, ask lots of questions, play pretty well while I do what I need to do. After a couple of hours, Camille takes a nap and Gabe watches some Dinosaur Train while I do whatever business I need to do on the computer. Then I grab Gabe and give him a little attention, get Camille up, have a snack, a little more attention, maybe run some errands or do some more work, and then before I know it it's lunchtime and time to go get the big kids! I can tell there will never be enough time to get done what I need to while the kids are gone, but I suspect that would be the case if they got home at 3, or 4, or 5. I think that's life.
This one was Bryce's idea....
Excited to be there, but feeling lousy.
Very excited to be there, and showing a lot less anxiety than I had expected. He just dropped his backpack, started playing, and lost sight of me as I walked to the car.
So far, so good! The kids love their classes and their teachers!