Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Kindergarten Chaos

I'm back from the mountains! What a fabulous time we had!! It was great going with another family who has kids the same age. The boys played the entire weekend and just had such fun together. They were messy and dirty and muddy and loud...they were boys! My friend's son even caught a crayfish in the creek. He was so excited!

Well, now we're back and I'm facing the chaos that is......Kindergarten. I can't believe my son is starting in just 2 weeks (boo hoo). Things started gearing up yesterday. We had our first get together with 3 other families from our school to get to know some other new kindergartners. Now at times I may run a little, ahem, tardy but I guess I didn't realize that my kids noticed. So for this play date we met at a local park at 10:30. We actually arrived around 10:25. My son said, "Well, finally we're the first ones to get someplace. That NEVER happens!" Score one for the procrastination crowd!

In the next 2 weeks we have a hot dog blast, volunteer fair, orientation, convocation, etc.....I just got all of his uniform pieces, but I have no idea if I actually bought the right things or not. I think so, but it gets a little confusing. I'm overwhelmed. Can anyone relate???


myminivanisfasterthanyours said...

So much fun! I was telling my girlfriend the other day that I couldn't believe her daughter was starting kindergarten, and I've only known that kid for six months! Something about these milestones that always make them seem larger than life.

Congrats, kindergarten mom!

BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) said...

My Caitlin starts Monday! We went shopping last Friday for supplies. We are also doing the school uniform thing and so far I've been quite the bargain hunting mama. This Thursday we have an orientation for parents. I'm so thrilled because her teacher called us Saturday and I know her through volunteering through Jr. Achievement!

Good luck!

p.s. we tend to be late ourselves ;)

Belle-ah said...

My youngest just started Kindergarten last Thursday...they go 1/2 days for the 1st week then full day after that (if you chose the full day class). I have been enjoying our last few afternoons together and we have had some real high brow lunches out together (Burger King -- I watched him eat --, Subway, McDonalds, etc.). This is my 3rd time through this little ritual and I still wondered if I had it all together. I hope the 1st day is wonderful!