Monday, August 31, 2009

One Down. 179 To Go.

Well, we all made it through the first day of school. Although, truth be told, I didn't think we would have too many problems on the first day.

I'm holding my breath until next week when the bloom is off the scholarly rose.

I'll back up slightly to Fiver's birthday, which was very fun in a low key kind of way. We made a trip to Outback Steakhouse, per his request, where he promptly ordered a grilled cheese sandwich. As he does at every restaurant.

I could have made him a grilled cheese sandwich at home and said G'DAY MATE! in a chipper way when I served it to him.

Oh well, to each his own. Thanks for all the happy birthday wishes -- I read them all to Fiver as he watched his slide show, saying "There's Baby Me. There's Little Me. There's Me Me."

So now we are back to the first day of school. (Do you have whiplash from all the time traveling in this post?)

We were all up before the alarms this morning, too excited to sleep late. I predict this behavior will have ceased by next week at the latest.

I even mopped the kitchen floor before the kids came down for breakfast. I predict this behavior will have ceased by TOMORROW.

The kids trotted happily into school, while poor little Sally sobbed in the back seat. She was heartbroken to see her two best pals go away without her. Without even a look back. CRUEL.

So Rob and I took her to the diner to assuage her feelings. Because there's nothing healthier than a short stack when you are feeling blue.

My biggest worry of the day was that the kids were riding the bus home for the first time this year. I knew Francie would be fine, but it's always dicey with Fiver and any routine changes.

I said little prayers throughout the day, and when the bus pulled up, the kids hopped out to a chorus of goodbyes from their friends. Their grins went all the way around their heads and back to the front.

I certainly don't expect every day to be perfectly amiable like this one, but I think they're gonna make it this year.


  1. I'm so happy the kids had a good first day. Fiver's birthday second birthday celebration on Saturday was so much fun, AND, that cake was - say it with me - AWESOME, Aimee! Awesomeness with a touch of fantastic, all rolled up in a chocolate cake and smeared with all kinds of ooey gooey icing! *Trying to bring herself back from dreaming of the cake...*

    I predict this year will be a good one for the kids! Oh, and do not ever underestimate the healing powers of pancakes!

    All my love...Juju

  2. So glad the first day went well! It's always good to get a solid start!

  3. A great first day is nice foundation to set the year in motion. At least you know it can be done! Good luck with day 2. :-)

  4. Yea for a good first day. Too funny about Outback. Although my kids would do something similar. Love Francie's hair!

  5. Yeah!!!

    Love Francie's Lunch Kettle. So cute!

  6. Mopping before breakfast? Come on, Aimee, how can I keep up with that??? ;)

  7. SO glad day one went well! :)

  8. Wow, who gave those kids permission to grow up?!

  9. I'm so glad for you. Phew.

    Hey, how is it your kids can take the bus?! Your making me pea green, girl.

  10. Jacelyn always wants to go to Olive Garden, and when we get there she always asks if they serve cheeseburgers. I feel your sense of irony.

  11. Oh, "not even a look back"...tell that sweet thing that even Mommies cry when that happens.

  12. They both look so cute! Glad all went well the 1st day and keeping my fingers crossed for continued smooth sailing through the entire year. Of course I know that's alot to ask for, but I'll send out prayers for it anyway;)


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