The First Day of School

The first day in pictures:

To say today “went well” would be a lie…

The pictures are misleading.

Today was hard, long, exhausting, painful, nerve-wracking and “take-me-to-the-nuthouse!!” crazy. There were distractions, and issues with not paying attention or following directions, problems with butting in on each other’s work, you name it. We’ve been out of session for over a month, so we’re gonna have to get in our groove.

To make it *even better*.. I was suffering from a sensory overload day and my 5 year old sensory seeking child Would. Not. Sit. Still. Not for a minute. She was wiggling, and sliding, and bouncing, and tapping her pencil, and rustling her papers, and spinning her pencil, and humming a tune, and getting up and getting down, and… that enough? Imagine what it was like for FOUR HOURS.

My nerves are shot – this is a catastrophe!” (Name that movie.)

But we survived. Mostly. I think I lost a few more brain cells. But tomorrow is a new day, right?

“Of course, right.” (Name THAT movie.)

SO…my fellow homeschoolers: Proof positive that planning isn’t everything. After all, there are some things you can’t plan for!! 😉

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bimw
bimw
September 8, 2008 10:04 pm

Sorry your first day was so tough! I know it will get better though once you guys get back into the swing of things!

Amber
Amber
September 9, 2008 12:19 am

That’s okay, it wasn’t THAT bad.

Ok, yes, it was. But bad days happen. I’m not letting it deter me in the least bit! =)

MamaNut
MamaNut
September 9, 2008 11:43 am

Ummm…. don’t know the first movie but I think the second one is Emperor’s New Groove… 🙂

And not like you didn’t know this but every family has getting back to school issues no matter where they go to school. I personally like having the option to send my children for a nap if needed unlike other teachers 😀

GranBat
GranBat
September 9, 2008 6:37 pm

I think the 2nd one is Office Space….

GranBat
GranBat
September 9, 2008 6:40 pm

I take it back- see other post…

Heather A
Heather A
September 9, 2008 8:39 pm

That is a really good job. I have posters up in our dinning room to it just works better for the boys.

I think the first is… The Little Mermaid…

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