Hip, Hip, Hooray!

Today I finally got to kick both of my girls out of the house and back into school! Today is the first day of school for my oldest daughter! She is officially a Sophomore in High School. I guess that makes me officially old!

Last night she immediately went upstairs to her room after dinner. She was up there for two hours before I made her come down and join the real world. I kept asking her “What are you doing?” Her response was the same over and over, “I’m getting my stuff together.” Being the first day of school you do not need a lot of “Stuff” in high school,  a binder with paper and a pen is pretty much it.

I knew what she was doing! She was trying on every outfit that she owns! I yelled up the stairs,”You better hang everything back up!” Dead silence. Then I yelled up, “You already have a boyfriend, it’s not like you need to impress him anymore!” Then I got the ever famous “Mom, that’s not funny!” I love teasing her!

This morning she was up and in the shower at 5:30. She got dressed, put make-up on and ate breakfast and we were out the door at 6:45. I handed the ever so mature Sophomore her lunch money and she shoved it in her pocket. She will hate/love me when she goes to pull her money out at lunch because I folded up a little note with one of my drawings on it that said “Have a Good First Day of School!” Like I said, I love teasing her!

I Am Now The Mother Of A 4th Grader

Today my youngest daughter started 4th grade. This is a big milestone for her because in her school the 4th grade is in the “Big Kid” hall. I was told that I did not need to come into the school to drop her off this year, she would walk in by herself. She did let me give her a hug so I should be honored about that!

I found out that 4th graders also have a new outlook on lunch. No more ham sandwiches and chips for my little one. Oh, no! We had to go buy a hot food thermos so she could bring Spaghetti O’s, soup and plain noodles. I was also informed that every once in a while she would like to bring a salad for lunch as well.

The great thing about school starting is that I get a little alone time with her in the car. I get to find out all sorts of things on our little morning talks. Like this morning we heard a Bryan Adams song on the radio and seeing how we saw him in concert this summer my little one asks me how old he is. I told her he is about the same age as your dad. I figured I would get a “oh, he’s that old?!” response but I get “He is spicy hot looking!” Where in the world did that come from! I could not help myself from laughing and I told her that I agreed with her!

The last song we heard on the radio this morning was very appropriate for the first day of school. It was “I Don’t Want To Go To School” by The Naked Brothers Band.