Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Waiting for Life to settle down

The kids started back to school last week.
Whoever heard of going to school on August 17th?
It's still hot outside.
The swimming pool is still calling.
And Grandma is not ready to get up so early.
But never the less it is Back to school.
This is the first year that the kids will not be in the same school.
Harley is in the 5th grade.
She was pretty nervous about going without Darian.
But, with fancy new clothes and a backpack for a Princess
she climbed onto the bus at 7:13 a.m. and away she went to the 5th grade.
It was raining that morning.
She is having her classes this year in two classrooms.
She does reading, spelling, and math in one room.
And all the rest in another room.
Her rooms are in what they call 'the modulars'
Those are like trailer houses parked next to the school.
There are 320 4th, 5th, and 6th graders at her school.
She is starting into the band this year.
Playing the drums!
Have we lost our minds?
I'll let you know.

Darian is a 7th grader.
Wow, seems like only yesterday he was in pre-school.
Time flies!
He gets on the bus at 7:54 a.m.
Lot of time between Harley and him.
Time alone with Grandma.
Time to talk about 7th grade boy things.
We had to go to the school on Monday night for 'parent' night.
They gave us a copy of his schedule and we had to go from class to class when the bell rang.
Papa and I are old!
And some of his classes are far apart.
We have a new appreciation for what he does.
Doesn't he look all grown up?
He is playing football so there is practice everyday after school.
He comes home pretty stinky. And tired.
Hold on Papa and Grandma, the ride is beginning.

1 comment:

  1. Cute kiddos!

    ...and why isn't Harley playing the trumpet? That's the best instrument. ;)


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