Thursday, August 14, 2008

My two school boys...

Jack Tyler has waited for 1st Grade his whole life it seems. Finally, lunch at Battle Ground Elementary, here we come! This kid can't get on to the next thing fast enough. He was talking about first grade half-way through his Kindergarten year, and now has thoughts of 2nd Grade swirling in his head! I'm having a really hard time letting Jack go to school all day. This is new for me. I've kissed his sweet pink cheeks so much in the last three days that he's getting a little tired of it. There's no question that this boy will succeed this year academically, but my prayer for him is that he would love people well this year. He already missed out on an M&M (and a trip with Mom to get his new shoes) for not waiting his turn in class. He was devastated. He knows a lot of facts in that crazy smart head of his, but I have a feeling that this year he'll learn even more about life.
Trey just started 1/2 day Kindergarten, which puts him on the bus at 7:45am, and at school until I pick him up at 11:30am. Trey is nonstop excited about life, so we'll see how well he sits still to learn (he admitted to me today that he got his first "warning" for talking too much. I knew this was coming.) It's actually a bit refreshing to watch his laid-back personality about the whole thing. I struggled as I watched him pack up his backpack by shoving, squishing and bending every supply on it's way in (For real, Trey, the Kleenex box is not going to fit!). Tyler reminded me what a nice change that was from our firstborn boy who has to have everything just-so, or it's the end of the world! Trey has learned something new in school already this week. He announced proudly at supper last night, "You know Mom, in the library you have to put all the books back on the shelf with the skulls facing out." I had to think for a minute and said, "Trey, don't you mean their spines?"
I'm missing these two lately. I'm the mom who wishes summer would never end. Especially a summer that went way too fast with a newborn in the house. And now that school has started, I can't get enough of these two rotten, smiling faces. As the bus pulled away that first morning, Jack pasted his face to the window and waved until the bus cleared the hill and I couldn't see him any more. Trey never looked up once... he was too busy giggling with his new friend next to him in the front seat. Typical.

4 comments:

Mindy Foulks said...

your comments about jack left me teary eyed. he looks so cute tho. Trey looks like he is ready to get started out in the big world. The only thing is nothing about Chase and Tess, what have they been up too :)
Love the blog, Mindy

Melissa said...

Everyone who has said to me..."they will grow up before you'll know it" is so right! I remember Jack crawling around Paige and Trey was yet to be born. That couldn't have been that long ago?!

mpaschal said...

I don't even really know what to say b/c I am dreading 4 hours of preschool a week! :) I'm a loser! I'll be praying for you! Much love!

PS I just ate a whole box of sweedish fish while reading your blog. I was just so engrossed in the story.

Ben said...

Oh Whit, you're such a sweet mom :)