I just got home from an amazing girls trip to New York City, but those posts will have to wait because it’s back to school today for the kids!
Chloe is going into grade 6 and is mostly excited about getting a locker this year. She LOVES school, but hates the actual school work part. She hopes she doesn’t get a certain teacher but hopes she does get into a class with some of her friends. Chloe’s bag was packed ahead of time with everything decorated with washi tape. She laid out her outfit complete with socks and shoes and packed her lunch carefully. She showered and asked me to blow dry her hair for her after carefully parting it. I painted her fingernails to match her socks (just the colour since I couldn’t paint tiny red sunglasses like she asked!!) and then she went right to bed when told without having a hundred more things to say like she usually does.
Aimee is going into grade 8 and doesn’t always love school because it means she has to get up early! It’s a struggle when she secretly stays up until 3am reading in her room! She does thrive on being challenged with her school work though and last year her teacher said, “Everyone wishes they had an Aimee in their class!” She knows what high school she wants to go to but has a couple other schools she likes as well so plans to apply to them all and see what happens!
Aimee is a teenager now so choosing an outfit was not such a simple task. The tank top she planned to wear had a stain so I told her to take some stain remover, scrub it with a cleaning toothbrush then blow dry it to see if the stain came out. She cleaned it but then decided to put the hair dryer directly onto her shirt. Apparently it is all my fault that she burnt the shirt…. #youdidnttellmetoholdthedryerawayfromtheshirt A new outfit was painfully chosen–but only after I told her that I would make her wear the same outfit (that I got to pick) for 3 weeks straight if she did not relax and pick some clothes out! (I feel like I should apologize to my mom again for my teenage self! I now realize picking out an outfit is not an actual emergency in life…)
Aside from a tiny bit of outfit drama, both girls are excited to get back into a routine. They have already started talking about what teams they’re going to join and all the fun things they’re going to do this year. As a mom I was pretty proud to listen to Aimee convince Chloe to join the cross country team even though Chloe is sure she won’t be good at it. Aimee told her that it doesn’t matter at all if she’s fast or if she wins, it only matters if she gets better during the year and has fun!
So here’s to another year of homework, outfit panicking and early mornings!