Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Daddy, Grandpa and I were all there to walk them down to the bus this morning -- videotaping and cameras flashing away! We were like the paparazzi... Thankfully, my girls don't seem to mind! (I figured if anyone said anything to my 6th grader about the fanfare at the bus stop, she could blame it on her 1st grade sister!) I'm so happy that they get to ride the same bus to school in the morning -- it's nice for my little one to have her big sister there to watch out for her! They have different buses in the afternoon (not sure why...) and this afternoon I took some time off from work to get home in time to meet them. Of course, they were each late (always happens on the first day) -- my eldest daughter's bus was about 15 minutes late and my little one's bus was 30 minutes late! I sat out on the front step for about an hour total waiting for both of the girls -- armed with my video camera again, of course! It was so nice to be home early and to be there to greet them and hear about their days. We went through their book bags, pulled out the things that need to be signed and sent back tomorrow, cleaned out their lunch boxes and got them ready for tomorrow. Then we went upstairs so they could change into play clothes and I sat on the floor of my little one's room and cleaned out her dresser (hadn't gotten to that yesterday!). We bought her a set of hanging "shelves" for her closet -- one of those soft-sided organizers that hangs from the curtain rod and has 6 shelves/cubbies. She and I picked out outfits to get her through the rest of this week and the beginning of next -- outfit, underwear, shoes, etc. all set! What a time saver that will be! We had dinner a little earlier tonight, we read a book together before bedtime and we said our prayers and they were all tucked in on time with no running around and no chaos. The dishes are done, the house is straightened up and we're ready for tomorrow -- oh, how I would love to get home early every day!!