Is it just me or do you start singing like Billy Madison every time you say, “Back to school?”
“Back to school,
Back to school,
to prove to Dad I’m not a fool…”
Just me then?
Well, Aidan’s Back to School night was quite eventful.
David’s back-to-school night coincided with Aidan’s,
(occupational hazard, I guess… how do teacher’s make it to their children’s first day of school, back to school nights, etc., when they have their OWN first day of school, back to school nights, etc.??)
so I took all three kids with me to go check out his classroom and talk to his teacher.
I shouldn’t have brought my girls with me,
but once I get home from work,
I can’t leave them again.
So when Kaia asked if she could come with,
“Of course you can,” was all that would come out of my mouth.
Even though it was supposed to start at 6:00PM,
apparently, there is an understanding that it means more like 6:15-6:30PM.
Like the newbie that I am, I arrived shortly after 6:00PM.
We were directed to sit in the cafeteria for the PTA meeting-
we had to pass the PTA budget for the school year.
This took until 6:45-6:50PM.
Did I mention I had three kids with me?
They finally dismissed the parents and we were allowed to go to Aidan’s classroom.
Aidan’s teacher gathered all of the children and parents around in a circle to discuss what they do with our children during the day.
At least, this is what I believe they were talking about…
I was in the back of the class trying to keep my girls under control,
which made it hard to pay attention.
I let Kaia play “Make-Up Girls” on my iPhone to try to keep her busy,
and this is what I later discovered…
Caught in the act.
I’m pretty sure this picture says it all.
I look like I’m stressed to the max.
That’s about right.
I was happy to hear though that Aidan is doing well in class,
and that he is such a sweet boy.
He would drag all of his friends over to me so that he could introduce them.
I ate this up.
One day, he’s going to be dragging his friends away from me,
because I will be far less “cool” in his eyes.
Every day we get a report home on how he did,
and every day he shows me his green smiley face.
His teacher confirmed that that green smiley face means the world to him,
and she said, “I don’t know what he would do if he ever had a color change!”
I don’t know where he gets his perfectionist ways…