Thursday, August 20, 2009

They're Baaaacccckkkk!!

Today was the first day of school in the Elementary district where I work. It was a 1/2 day actually. Do you remember the first day of school when you were a kid? Do you remember the first day of school when your kids were little? Maybe they still are little and getting ready to go back to school.....

I loved summer as a kid. We lived in an awesome area with the river and an amusement park, a theater, the castle and ice cream and candy shops. A kid's dream come true. I also loved the first day of school. I loved my new clothes and my new school supplies. I couldn't wait to see all of the kids that I didn't see over the summer.

Tresa all dressed up for school
When my kids were little, I think they kind of liked the first day of school, but summer was a fun time around here and I don't think they went into it with the enthusiasm some kids do. As a mom, I always had mixed emotions. I wasn't one of those moms that hated summer and couldn't wait for the kids to go back to school. I loved summer with the kids. I loved the activities and their friends, the ball games and the excitement.

Matt and Michael...oh so cool and ready for school

As an employee in a school district, the first day of school brought even more phone calls from teachers and from parents. The phone has been ringing like crazy this past week as parents get in panic mode and teachers need help with a variety of things. I am a Special Education secretary and that means lots of filing and lots of state mandated record keeping and reporting.

This summer was pretty busy in our office and many people don't realize that we don't get a break. We are 12 month it's always "funny" when people ask if we enjoyed our summer off. Uh, what summer??

So, welcome back too all school teachers and students, and may it be one heck of a CHEE HOO year for you all!


Lanyardlady said...

Today was freshman move-in day at my university. It is always sweet and a little sad to see the students and parents separating for the first time in years. But exciting, too, as everyone is on to new seasons in their lives. Hope your year is fantastic!

Leah said...

Those are sweet pictures of your kids. And thanks for commenting on my Vine Yoke Cardigan - I'm really enjoying making this sweater!

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