Thursday, September 10, 2009

We made it through the first day.

So, day 1 is down of the first day of the 2009-2010 school year. How did it go? I would say pretty good. I don't think it will ever be a relief to me that the kids are in school and I have "the day to myself". When they use to go to school, I pretty much counted the minutes as I did yesterday, or helped in their classrooms 3 times a week. But I was so proud of both of them. They have a confidence and understanding that I didn't have at their ages, and it was so cool to see them just walk in and start a new phase of their life with such courage. I love that.
Jordan came in the door yesterday afternoon with such a grin, I knew that he had a pretty good day. He said that it was pretty much like Riverlink (the school that offered a few classes they took last year for homeschoolers) but way longer. We laughed at some of his teachers, prayed and thanked God for being so awesome, and ate snacks and watched movies. I don't know why I feel differently when he comes home from school than when he is just at a friend's, but it was wonderful to just look at him. I am sure that part will get better...or else he is going to really be freaked out. :)
Jasmine seemed to have a good day too. When she walked in the door, she truly looked just exhausted. Having volleyball practice makes for a REALLY long day, and as much as she loves a good party, she is my homebody girl. I think we will both miss the days of doing school in jammies a lot. But she said she had no trouble finding classes, and felt pretty comfortable. She wants to be in Art rather than Choir, so I am really hoping I can negotiate that today. We will see.
God took care of us all yesterday, as He always does. I woke up yesterday with such a peace, it didn't make sense. I think having so many "before school starts" activities like band camp, volleyball, open houses, etc really helped me get over the first day hump early, and spending a couple of hours yesterday morning with other moms praying for all the school kids in Vancouver really helped get my focus back where it should be. I love you, Lord- you are far too gracious for my peanut brain to understand. :)

This is a photo of what discipline in our house looks like. A little intimidation always goes a long way. Bahahahahahaha!

No, really. Jordan was kind of mouthing off last week, and the next thing I know, I turn around and Steve has jumped up on the bar and staring menacingly at Jordan. Needless to say, the effect was hilarious and we all started busting up. Steve looked like he was going to jump onto Jordan, so Jo spent the next couple minutes running around the island trying to avoid Steve. Just an average day in our house. Now you know why we will miss our kids during the days so much. Who will we harass?


roberson said...

I wonder what your landlord will think when he happens apon your blog - heehee

Nick said...

I'm happy the day went so well! Hope you have a good one today ;)

KingsLittleBlessings said...

You guys are the BEST parents to those kiddos of yours!! I'm so glad it all went so smoothly for the kids, and for you. Isn't it cool that we can pray, when we can't do anything else about a situation? I think God is the BEST parent for US!! Love you!

Anonymous said...

I absolutely adore my brother! He is AWESOME! Jordan should be afraid, very afraid. I know what it's like to have Steve take me down. Hahahaha! I LOVE THIS PICTURE!!