Tuesday, March 25, 2008

The First Day of School


Today my kids went back to their new middle school. It was like the first day of school. They've been off school for the last 10 days for spring break. My daughter couldn't sleep last night and was up before her alarm went off.

As you may know, our middle school has been under construction for the past year and a half. This is the first time my sixth grader is going to a real middle school. My 6th and 8th grader are in the same school together now. The best part is that my daughter can sleep in! She was being bussed to an old city school and had to get up at 6 to catch the bus at 6:45. Now she can sleep in until 7 because school doesn't start until 8:20 and they can walk there! They have special "green" tshirts to wear to school today, and my daughter walked out the door in just the tshirt! It was only 29' ! I told her she had to wear a jacket and she said she had one, a sweatshirt over her arm. The sun was shining and there was no wind. For us here up north, this is considered a beautiful day.

Going back to their own middle school affects me too! Before I had to set my alarm at 6:15 to make sure my daughter was up. Then I'd go back to bed at 6:45 and reset my alarm for 7:15 to make sure my son was up. Then I'd go back to bed again for another 15 minutes and make sure he was out the door by 7:45. Now I can just get up at 7:15! Also, my daughter has soccer practice after school today and I don't have to pick her up from downtown! She can walk home with her friend! Her temp school was in a pretty bad neighborhood. When I used to pick her up, one of the city schools was just getting out of school, too. They were a rough bunch. They used to walk down the middle of the street and stare at you. One time one kid pushed another kid into my car. Another time my daughter was waiting outside the school from soccer tryouts for my husband to pick her up, and a bunch of kids from that city school were walking down the street. The kids started to walk up to my daughter and her friends with snowballs in their hands. One of the girls, and they were bigger kids, said, "I'd run if I were you!". Well my daughter and her friends DID run back into the school and told a teacher. I guess this is why EVERY student has to either take the bus or get a ride home from school there. Now we don't have to worry about that anymore.

So after having these last 10 days off, my 7-year old, the school hater, woke up sick. I was all ready to send him anyway when I noticed his cheeks were flushed... 102.9 temp! He's staying home today.



Changing subjects... I was watching my favorite The Bachelor last night when I noticed very quickly the words "The Mole" go across the screen. No commercial, just the words for a split second. Did I just see The Mole? That used to be my favorite TV show! I ran to the computer and searched for ABC The Mole and found an article about it coming back and they're casting people! No, I'm not going to tryout for it. I'm just super excited to watch it! I told my daughter about it last night when she couldn't sleep and she said, "Oh, that's just great! Now I'm REALLY not going to be able to sleep!" It's coming on this summer.

16 comments:

Irene said...

The Mole? Wow! You really saw that last night? I watched, but never noticed.

I thought that was long gone. I LOVE that show! How cool!!!!! Now the question is, is Anderson Cooper hosting. I am doubtful, he is on to much bigger and better things, but I really loved him on that show.

Kitty said...

Awww, hope your son feels much better soon. x

Dawn said...

That's great news about your kids getting to finally go to the new school this week- it sounds like a tough situation they were in for the past few months. I remember when I was in middle school and it was being remodeled and I had to go to the Jr. High school. I was so happy to go back to my school when it was all over.

Leah said...

glad to hear the new school is up and running now! Sounds like a MUCH better environment for the kids, and MORE SLEEP is always a good thing!

and THE MOLE... YAY!!! I'd forgotten about that show, but I was a huge fan back in the day... LOL

Debbie Yost said...

My daughter is finally going back to school tomorrow. She missed 3 days before spring break and these past 2 so she's been out a total of 12 days. I'll be so glad to get her back in school. I'm sorry your son is sick, though.

I've never heard of The Mole. Have I been living in a hole? I'll have to go check that out.

Karen said...

How nice that everyone gets to sleep in a bit more, and things are easier in the mornings.

Amy said...

so glad they're going to the new school and I hope your son is feeling better soon!

kimmy said...

My kids have school breaks in February and April. A week each time!

Kimmy

Amy said...

Oh man - I wish I could sleep til 7:15. That would be heavenly. I hope John is feeling better!

Jen said...

I watched the first season of the Mole (was there more than one already?) and I remember being furious at the end when the revealed the Mole. We were supposed to count the duffel bags coming off the bus and that was supposed to be how to figure it out? All this time, we'd been looking at behavior to determine who was trying to circumvent....

Hopefully the new season is better...

Bia said...

You know, I saw that "Mole" blip, too, and wondered. I'm so glad it's coming back. I wonder if Anderson Cooper will still be hosting?

I would love to live near our sons' school so they could walk. I spend so much time carpooling, and when they have practice I go back and forth and . . . back and forth!

Hope your son feels better soon.
God bless.

OHmommy said...

The Mole.... it was awesome. I could never guess whom it was. I love love that show. I hope it is coming back.

Congrats on the new school. It has been a long time coming. Huh? Congrats on sleeping in, even if for an extra minute. :)

Shellie said...

That sounds like it will be so wonderful to have the new school. Woo Hoo! I have enjoyed this year so much more with the twins in a.m. school. Way less stress.

Tammy said...

Oooooh.....The Mole. I haven't thought about that show in ever so long. I liked it, so I'll have to make sure I catch it when it comes on! :)

I'm also so glad about the school situation. It sounds like it's so much better than it was! It will be nice, also for the 6th and 8th graders to go to school together for a bit. I bet they loved it.

Kila said...

Hooray for an extra hour of sleep in the morning!

I don't think schools should start until 10am ;)

I hope your 7-yr-old is well soon!

Lisa said...

new reader :)
I saw the MOLE ad too! We had a DVR and my husband went back to see if it was an ad. Loved that show.

I have the same family set up as you-- two g, two b. never a dull moment...