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Monday, September 8, 2014





So we did it. We survived the first day of Kindergarten! I woke up a little early on Friday so that I could cry a little bit. I knew it would happen and it did - the burst I'd been holding back.  Then I made eggs and bacon and pancakes so they would have a nice full belly for their first day which I am sure will soon be replaced by toaster waffles on good days and scoops of peanut butter on bad ones, but it's always nice to start out on the right foot. 

I didn't know who their teacher was or which classroom they would be in until we got to school, but I was really happy to see that it was the teacher I felt like immediately would be a good fit for them, and they have the biggest and coolest looking classroom, so it was all good surprises. The teacher had them sitting together which warmed my heart, (you can see milo behind that yellow box on the table on the right, and luca is right behind him) though I won't be surprised at all if that changes this coming week. M+L seem perfectly fine by going by Milo and Luca at school as opposed to their self appointed names of Allday-Everyday and Tiger, I wasn't necessarily looking forward to fighting that battle either with them or their teacher.

Once we entered the class they happily sat down at their table and seemed completely relaxed, no tears, no "don't goes." There was a brief moment when we were getting out of the car when Luca said "wait, you are going to leave us here all day?" After a few moments of getting settled in the teacher introduced herself to the class and the parents and said "first i want to make a wish. and my wish is that everyone here makes lots and lots of friends." Then she turned the floor over to anyone else that had a wish to share. The little girl right next to Milo had her hand up first (she actually had it up the entire time) and she said "i wish that i could stay little forever and ever and never grow up." The room swelled with ooooh's and awwww's. The teacher looked around and I heard a little nasally voice and saw Milo (no hand raised) saying "i wish . . . i wish . . . i wish . . ." and I was like "noooo, milo don't do it!" I could see the (poop) twinkle in his eye. And I know his default response to something when he doesn't quite know what he's suppose to say is "poop." I knew he was going to say "i wish for . . . poop." Luckily we were saved by the eager little girl who raised her hand again to say that she wish they "read lots of new and interesting books." And another round of oooh's and awww's drowned Milo and his inevitable potty talk out (obviously we need to work on this bit a little more). Then the teacher instructed them to wave goodbye to us and we left. They were champs. 

After that I came home and it was literally time to turn around and pick them up! The time went fast. Like almost too fast. Which I knew it would, once I got my boys off and my tears dried. I had a feeling my next thought would be "wait, what? i have to go get them already?!" And it was. Today is their first day of their first full week of school! The weekend went almost as fast as Friday did for me and I can't believe it's Monday already. How was your weekend? Any firsts in your worlds?

13 comments:

  1. Beauty, beauty, beauty. Oh, if only all of our first days or first anythings could be like that. And bless Milo's heart. Honestly, there are worse things to default to when you feel socially awkward. Knives? ;)

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    1. definitely worse things! i haven't spent much time (until recently) curbing potty talk because i happen to think it's kind of where we start with the whole body-shaming thing. but i was really glad he didn't get the chance to make that his first statement in kindergarten!

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  2. LOL I'm laughing so hard at little Milo. I'm sure there are some old folks who would "wish for poop" if they could. I'm so glad that their first day went well last week and now they're old pros at school. I hope they make lots and lots of friends as well

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    1. ha, yes, it is a valid wish :) they have already made lots of friends - mainly a girl who wore a really cute kitty shirt and a boy who went to disneyland and met elsa and anna from frozen. so obviously they are already finding friends with common interests.

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  3. You did it!! They did it!! You guys all deserve gold stars for being such troopers. I love the last photo, through bars, as if you're peeking on them in prison, haha. When my twin nieces started school they were separated immediately, from the first day! Thankfully it was an easy split-up for them. Good luck for the coming week! xoxo

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    1. it's actually a window, but it does look like bars doesn't it. today they declared they didn't eat lunch with each other. they are pretty balanced in their co-dependence/independence so i am happy they are able to be in the same class (much easier for me!!). xo

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  4. oh my goodness i can't even imagine how emotional that day was for you! but it sounds like it went absolutely fantastic. i felt like i was right there with you dropping M+L off in their classroom. and i had to laugh about "i wish for.....poop," kids :)

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    1. right before i took them it was a little rough for me, but once it was done i felt pretty good. anticipation is always the worst part!

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  5. sounds all very wonderful. but what did you do on your first day all by yourself? please tell me you treated yourself to a relaxed coffee somewhere or something good :)

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    1. i treated myself to wandering around my house grinning and doing some work without getting up 457 times. but trust me i have some coffee dates with myself planned in the future! xo

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  6. Look at those cool guys!! I am over the moon excited for you all! : )

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  7. Look at them how cool they look! Good luck to them at school! I have the feeling there will be many tales to tell.

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  8. You know the twins will have each other, to help them be brave but I have feeling they are going to do wonderful in kindergarden and beyond.

    PS and toaster waffles are the best.

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