Wednesday, August 11, 2010

First Grade Jitters

Blake with all his back-to-school stuff !!!

Isn't it supposed to be the kid that gets anxious before school starts?  New classroom, new teacher, new kids, new schedule...NO PROBLEM...for Blake!  I, on the other hand, am a complete wreck.  This is the first year that he'll be in school ALL day long.  I am rarely ever away from him, and although there are many times throughout a typical day, that I may pray for a break from him, I am still nervous about him being gone so much!  Silly, I know, but I also wonder...Will he know any of the other kids in his class, who will he sit by at lunch, will he be a good listener, on and on...

When I ask Blake if he is excited to go back to school, he says, "Sure, why wouldn't I be?"  When I ask him if he is nervous, he says, "No, why would I be?"  And here I am, all excited to help him pick out his school supplies and realize that I care WAY more than he does!!  The only request he had was, "Can I pick out a STAR WARS folder?"  And, since that was all he really cared about...I drove to a far-away Target store just to find them!  Is this a boy thing?  I can remember being all excited to pick out my own stuff, go school shopping and all!!  Oh well, maybe Taylor will be excited with me when it's time for her to go to school!!

On the other hand...his "lack of excitement" during shopping, probably saved us a bundle...since he didn't mind, he is using a three year old backpack (from the previous TOY STORY movie-lol!), was happy to buy all sale items for his supplies ( 25 cent crayons etc..) , and even spent his allowance to buy the most expensive item...a stainless water bottle!!!  Maybe I shouldn't be complaining!  LOL!!!

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