Monday, August 27, 2007


no, that's not REALLY how i feel. the kids going back to school is bittersweet. at the same moment i miss them, i'm happy for them! they're excited to get on the bus, see their friends, and experience another year of learning. luckily, they still love school.
this morning was not the best for h. t and the kids camped out in the backyard on friday night, and as a result, he is riddled with bug bites. the worst bites being... where else?... on his scrotum. honestly. so the poor kid, despite globs of hydrocortisone cream, was clutching at his crotch whilst awaiting the bus. it's bad enough that i'm telling the story online; i won't mortify him by adding the photographic evidence. so if he looks less-than-thrilled in the photo, that's why.

he's going into 3rd grade, and has a veteran teacher that everyone says is big on projects. i say... BRING IT ON! hopefully she'll be cool about me volunteering in the class once a week. s's teacher... SURPRISE!... is the same one as last year! i am pleased as punch that this teacher got moved to first grade because I LOVE HER and the assistant teacher to bits. they create a classroom of fun, love and laughter that i am thrilled to be a part of (inexcusable dangling participle). also, we've had some separation anxiety issues with our daughter over the summer, and having teachers to whom she's already attached will ease the transition. heck, she bawled a few times over the summer because she missed her TEACHERS so much!

hope everyone's transition back to school is going as well as ours! well, except the itchy balls part.


Beenzzz said...

Poor H! I hope he has a good first day bag regardless of the bites. I'm glad S. has the same teacher as last year. Z. starts school in a few days too.

ML said...

Poor kid, how awful! Hopefully that will go away VERY quickly.

Hope their first day back is great!

gmcountrymama said...

So sorry about the itchy balls! I, however, am REALLY happy E finally returned to school yesterday. T and I had such a peaceful quiet fun day without her. I know that sounds awful but T and E just can't get along for a second and E has a bad attitude in general lately. ?pre pre adolescence?

E. R. Dunhill said...

I'm always glad to see parents writing positive things about education and about their children's teachers. Too many kids start their education thinking it's a chore and a battle. A+ for mom.


Autumn's Mom said...

I love back to school. I hope they have a wonderful first day!

Hope the bug bites clear up soon. ;)

Lainey-Paney said...

Oh NO! bug bites on his scrotum???
How does that happen????
[no, seriously---i need to know what to look out for b/c I have a son...he has a scrotum...we have a backyard, and I'm sure some day he'll want to camp out....]

Happy Back to School Time!

hellomelissa said...

beenzzz-- happy first day of school to you!

ml-- they're already much better.

gmcm-- tell me about pre-pre adolescence!

erd-- i am so thrilled with the kids' school and teachers! i can't wait to get back to volunteering.

autumn's mom-- they're onto the 3rd day and gettin' the hang of it.

lainey-- i think it's a combination of shorts, boxers, and no bug-spray. bad decisions all around.

J at said...

Maya started school yesterday, and had an ok time. Not as good as I had hoped, not as bad as I had feared. Today is her second day...I hope it goes better for her. I miss her when she's gone.

Lotus Reads said...

Hope your kids had a good time back at school, Melissa. Ours don't go back until next week. Sonya also had the same teacher two years in a row, but as the teacher wasn't one of her favorites, it didn't go down so well with her!

Crow said...

cute kids