Today Was The First Day of School…

by Christine - From Dates to Diapers on September 6, 2011

And, the Young kids ROCKED it!!

Two things did I learn today:

1. My kids are better able to adapt to change than I am. They loved their first day of school, seemed to take everything in stride, and can’t wait to go back again tomorrow. Me? Well, let’s just say I’m still getting used to the idea.

2. I will be doing lots of “homework” these first weeks of school. And? I am resolved to not be surprised at the late-night scrambling to gather items for the morrow, even after I was assured there was nothing needed.

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Felicia September 7, 2011 at 1:40 am

Such a great thing to know they had fun! It’s hard, but it sure makes you feel better right? I can’t believe how big they are getting!
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Christine - From Dates to Diapers September 8, 2011 at 3:26 pm

It’s crazy how big they are getting. And, so fast!


Jessica R. September 7, 2011 at 2:11 am

Aw! Rousing success all around!! I’m so glad day 1 went so well! Whatever did you do with yourself with just three kids at home? ;-)
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Christine - From Dates to Diapers September 8, 2011 at 3:27 pm

You know, that first day was the hardest, especially when Timmy went down for his nap! It was so quiet, but Ben and Noah certainly know how to keep me busy!


Jessica Wilcox-Modern Moments Designs September 7, 2011 at 2:33 am

Christine!! Why did I think you home schooled your kids? They look like they had a great day! I only had to send one away to school today and it was so sad! We survived, but I felt like he was “missing” all day!!! Miss you lady!!


Christine - From Dates to Diapers September 7, 2011 at 10:52 am

Hi Jessica!! I homeschooled all of my kiddos up until this year. I still have two at home – a PreK and K – plus the baby. It’s quite the change, for sure, but I still consider myself a homeschooling mom!


Jessica Wilcox-Modern Moments Designs September 7, 2011 at 11:33 am

I thought that was what you said!! I just thought I was crazy for a few minutes when I saw the the kids were at school! Maybe I had missed that in our conversation!! I remember thinking to myself how does she have 7 kids and homeschool all of them. Well, you’re super mom, of course!!! Good to know you have a few less at home, but I am sure you miss them terribly!!!


Christine - From Dates to Diapers September 8, 2011 at 3:30 pm

On our way in to school on that first day, Julia turned to me and said, “Wow, Mom, people aren’t going to think you’re so awesome with all of us in school now.” I about died! I definitely do feel a much lighter load, not having to worry about school in addition to all of my other motherly duties, but I hate to think that my “super mom” status has diminished! hahaha!


Jessica Wilcox-Modern Moments Designs September 8, 2011 at 5:24 pm

Hahaha! Good ‘ole Julia! Kids just say it like it is. No, I think you are a saint for homeschool for as long as you did!! I ADORE my kids, but I think school is a good break for them and me!! We both get just enough time to miss each other again and then the school day is over!! You’re still the COOLEST SUPER MOM I know! :)

I am in LOVE with your amazing photo! I think it’s the graphic designer in me! I want one of those SO BAD!!!!!!!!

Lola T September 7, 2011 at 4:05 am

hey I feel this is a good part for the child and also the a very good experience to you on his 1st day of schooling of your kid is like having a being happy about his learning.
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Crissy September 7, 2011 at 8:57 am

That was a really sweet video, looks like they had a great time! I am already cringing inside at the thought of my little guy going to preschool in a couple years, I can’t imagine the feelings you must have had to navigate sending them all at once!
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Christine - From Dates to Diapers September 8, 2011 at 3:32 pm

It is SO terribly hard saying goodbye to them every morning. I’m not sure I’ll ever get used to having them all gone most of the day, but I am so enjoying this time with my three youngest dudes.


Sarah September 7, 2011 at 9:33 am

Your kid are so beautiful! The twins are going to be heart breakers when they get holder with those blue eyes! I’d love to see a post on how you stay organized and your daily routine with all those little ones! I have trouble with just 2!


Christine - From Dates to Diapers September 8, 2011 at 3:33 pm

Up until this week, every day looked so different. I’ll have to write a post after we’ve established a bit of a routine… This week has been ROUGH!


Louise September 7, 2011 at 3:41 pm

I cried driving home today after dropping both of my kids off at school and I eased into it doing one last year and then two this year. I can’t imagine how you must be feeling. Mixed emotions about having more time and missing teaching them at home?

You made an AWESOME video Christine!
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Christine - From Dates to Diapers September 8, 2011 at 3:37 pm

Thanks, Louise!

There are definitely some mixed feelings… I don’t know that I have much more time, but I am certainly being pulled in a very different direction. And, while I am missing having my older kids around, I am treasuring this time I have with my youngest three!


Marry September 8, 2011 at 3:02 am

I just smiled watching the whole video. I am so sad I didn’t document my kids’ first day of school like you did. The smile and enthusiasm on their faces show how successful their first day was. Good luck on the assignment Julia gave you. I really love this..Thank you Christine.
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Audrey September 16, 2011 at 12:17 am

Yes, sometimes, we are more anxious than our kids. I worried over this and that when my son started kindy but now looking back, was there anything that I should be overly worried about? None! Just gave myself unnecessary stress back then. Sigh!
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