Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Better Than Christmas!!

Today will live in infamy! Trust me it will....
1st say back at school for the 2013-2014 school year! 
Can I get a What, What!?!
It was a big day at our house, Ian started Middle school!  Let me just say, quietly amongst friends, that my stomach was in a ton of knots today!  He had no clue what he was walking into, what was going to happen, expectations of the school and classes...my prediction for this year is that it's going to be a whopper of a year for him.  I predict hard but I want so desperately to be very wrong!
So off Ian goes with his new routine and big responsibilities of getting himself up and going (I'm asleep with one eye open on the couch) and to the bus stop, OK well out the door, on time.  We had a small hiccup with the bus today and it had him in a panic.  You could hear the catch in his voice when he came back from the bus stop this morning.  Turns out that middle school kids ride the bus with high school kids....yeah no one informed me of this!  Really not impressed by that tidbit of missing info.  However, Frank was not all that surprised nor was my friend for that matter.  Makes you wonder just where the hell I was during all the regurgitation of info, right?
Anyway, we got him to the right stop and on the right bus...we figured he got there since no one called to ask where he was.  I was pretty ready to have him home asap so I could find out if he was alright and if thing went well. 
Finally he got home, that had to be the longest bus ride ever!  Ridiculous really.  Either way, he got home and he said he had a good time and found some friends from church and school there.  Never did manage to meet up with his cousin but will try tomorrow.  All in all he enjoyed it I think and had a good first day.  He did say he was exhausted though, and I do have to say that during that witching hour with kids (mostly babies but for whatever reason my kids have NOT outgrown, and we still deal with at Ian's age) I could tell all of them were tired!
Yeah for school! (that will last for all of a week, if that)
 He really does have a wonderful smile!
.....and then there was Lee.  You might be wondering just what he's smiling so deviously about.  Well unlike me, you can find out fairly quickly.  I didn't find out until well after school was out that he didn't wear underwear to school today!!!! I couldn't believe it!  Pretty sure I picked my jaw up off the floor!  I swear that there was clean underwear IN the dryer...all he had to do was look!  He said he asked me but since I didn't answer he just wore nothing!  Forget looking in the dryer or asking his dad who was sitting right there, but the next obvious answer was to just go commando! 
What a way to start the first day of 4th grade off Lee...Free and fancy and letting it hang breezy in the Paulson household and at school!
Told you this day would live in infamy...we don't disappoint!

Dru my boy!  Trying to be so like his brothers and really hate school and I just don't think his face really pulls it off for him.  He started 1st grade today and I really hope this year starts off different for him.  He spend a lot of last year struggling with body issues and then being pretty much exhausted every day after school.  For such an easy going kid he really had a hard time adjusting to school.  He had a great teacher and that helped a lot.

You'll notice Eli is missing but he doesn't start preschool until next week, however has orientation tomorrow.  Which is JUST as exciting!  So, we will have his picture tomorrow.  You'll also see, much to my sadness, that I don't have a picture of all my boys together on the first day of school...change is hard people (not that I've ever heard anyone say it's easy...I'd have to smack the crap out of them for that...)

Hope you all had a good day and let's all pray that Lee remembers to wear underwear tomorrow!  You will bet I'll be asking every day until it ticks him off and then I'll keep asking!

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