Twas the night before school started
when all through the town
the parents were cheering
it was a riotous sound.
By eight the kids were washed
and tucked into bed
when memories of homework
filled them with dread.
New pencils, new folders, new notebooks too,
new teachers, new friends, the anxiety grew.
The parents just giggled when they heard of this fright
and shouted upstairs-GO TO BED-IT'S A SCHOOL NIGHT!
My kids being silly on the train going to Toronto in early August
I was going to post something yesterday, but yesterday was a blur so yesterday's 'what I wanted to post is a few hours late'.
It is so exciting to see our children go off to school once again. Not just because they have driven us nuts with the ceaseless energy but because every new year offers more learning to be had for everyone, not only the children, but us too.
Kaylie, William and Mrs. Claws before we got our new desk
I am not a cryer when it comes my kids going to school. My son's first day in High School is today. I helped him prepare his back pack last night. He no longer wants to take a lunch lol - he's much too big for that and big he is. His birthday is tomorrow, he will be 14 and he is nearly 6ft and all muscle. He considers himself 'jacked'. His muscular tone and defination is from his years of doing Tae Kwon Do.
My son is in the blue hogu
My little girl is only going into Grade 2, but Grade 2 is a big change, more expectations will be faced from her teacher and possibly new friends will be made and others not the same. So much growing for all.
no explanation needed
I think they are ready, but the both do not want to go today because they are both a little scared - nervous. It is understandable.
Both children have endured quite a lot over the past few years, my son has endured the most between the two but nevertheless we have been able to solidify our foundation. We are a tight knit family, a team that loves each other respectfully even during times it appears there is nothing.
My girl being pure silly
My son has grown so much over the past year. I have helped him in many areas of spiritual understanding and in this he has become very wise and more knowledgeable than most of his peers.
My daughter, when she is not so busy being the social butterfly she is, helps me give the offerings and other tasks required during a ceremony. When she talks of Gaia, her little friends go, Who? On the way to school today she will probably pass her favourite tree which is a tall blue spruce and go underneath its prickly needles and hug it.
My son striking a silly pose at his grad from Grade 8 at his new high school
I am thankfut for many reasons for them going to school and the first one is for the quiet I will get back. It will take me a couple of days to put back all their undoing when it comes to their untidyness as I have my own errands to run. I think today, I will just enjoy the silence.
Tomorrow is the birthday for my boy - 14 makes me think WoW! Look at all we have done. All the ups and down and we are stronger and tighter than ever.
He does not want much other than a couple Xbox games and I gave them yesterday. Pizza Hut is all he wants and no friends, just me and his sister. He will get a few other gifts and one is cologne. He likes David Beckham or Diesal and I bought him a small David Beckham to be from his sister.
This house is close to both schools and has at least 50 bird houses on it and all are different
During my recent spiritual transformation that seemed to go on so long, my children also grew and changed at the same time. Even though mine was more spiritually minded, we grew together. I have so much to be thankful for. I do not look at what I do not have, I look at all that we have attained since we struck it out on our own.