Tuesday, August 30, 2011

school days

My two oldest kids started school last week. This is a huge transition for all of us. Last year we home schooled, and while I still think home schooling is great in the general sense I knew that with a new baby it was all going to be too much on just my shoulder. It takes a village, does it not? My six year old, Canon, started first grade and my five year old, Ephraim, is doing kindergarten over again because they assume that just because he is 5 that that is where he needs to be. The first couple days were really rough for Canon. He gets overwhelmed and embarrassed very easily, and the big change from being at home with his mom and brothers all day, to being in the structured environment of school with other kids and other adults was a lot for him. He tends to just shut down when he feels that way, which can come across as being defiant and stubborn. He's like my husband in that way- internalizing when stressed. You can see the nervousness on his face before we left the house the first day.

Ephraim had a much more positive start to school and was quite excited to go off.

It's an adjustment here at home, too. I'm just not sure how to entertain a 3 year old all day. Though yesterday I didn't have to because Doyle AND Hickory took a nap at the same time and it was glorious. lol. I got so much stuff done while they were sleeping. Speaking of which, I need to finish up some chores while Hickory naps and Doyle is distracted by Toy Story.

The Glamorous Housewife
, who also recently had a baby, posted a blog yesterday about How to Be a Glamorous Mama and what that means to her and it inspired me to step it up a notch today. I just need to find a way to snap a picture of my outfit and such to post. So, be looking for that hopefully tomorrow.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the shout-out! I would love to see a photo too. Maybe you can get one of your kids to take a snap when they get home :). Btw, I love your kids' names.

    Thanks doll,
    The Glamorous Housewife