Well, school has started and the kids are here before and after school.
The mornings consist of a few cartoons, games, breakfast, and 20 minutes of daily reading. They are required to read for 20 minutes a day for school. I go to the library once a week and pull new books for the kids to read.
We then start the process of getting shoes on and getting ready for the bus at about 8:10 a.m.
I have learned that certain little girls need a little extra time. You know check our face in the mirror, tie our shoes and oh no the laces are uneven and we have to do it all over again.I have learned several different ways to tie shoes. My favorite is the bunny ears for the little ones.
Then the backpack has to sit just right or something is bunching up and that just doesn’t work!
The boys on the other hand… don’t even untie their shoes ahead of time and just shove their feet into the shoe. Doesn’t matter what their hair or if the shirt is bunching up from the backpack. In fact, they just keep telling the girls to hurry up and get out the door. It is quite interesting to see the differences in them.
They then line up youngest to oldest and head out the door. My youngest little girl makes sure everyone is in the right spot or she won’t move. It’s funny – she is a cute little red head and no one messes with her!
The bus comes around 8:25 and with hugs and high fives they are gone for the day. We have the best bus driver in the world. You should have seen their faces on the first day when “Charlie pulled up”. I think you could have heard our cheers 10 miles away!
No TV after school games and puzzle time.
They are into Chess and Squence for Kids and the rules oh my, does that get interesting! I do have to referee game time quite a bit.
The parents come in anywhere from 4:00 to 5:30 for pick up.