This year is a pretty momentous year for us: it's the first time ever my girls have both been gone in full time school. I have said it before and I will repeat it now: I hate full time school. I wish we had options for half time school here, but we don't. Not exactly sure what I will be doing with myself now, a stay at home mom. I have already been on my run for the day. Now what? Laundry? Dishes? Scrub the walls? I am going to a job interview today and
am hoping that all works out for the best. (UPDATE) I got the job!
Iris is starting public school for the first time. Two years of private school, one year of home school, now public school. There is no way for me to convey how desperately I want this to be the perfect fit for Iris. Or how worried I am about her. She was very excited to go to her new school, and I was/am very excited for her, but it can just, well, be really, really hard for her sometimes. I mostly just hope that she makes a friend, at least one, that she likes her teacher and that she enjoys going to school. I hope that her incredible amounts of enthusiasm don't suddenly vanish come Friday afternoon.
Eloise is all good. She is going back to complete familiarity this year and it will be a wonderful year for her. Heck, you could drop that kid in the middle of a remote African village for school and she would have a good year.
Mostly I am happy for the changes, even though I pretty much hate change. It's good change, though. And I can't keep these two monkeys little forever, right?