Today was the big day, Josh finally started middle school. I've kind of been dreading this day all summer. Actually, I've kind of been dreading this day for the past eleven and a half years, lol. I survived it though and Josh had a great day.
He was super nervous this morning and in typical Josh fashion got up at the crack of dawn to get ready. Middle school starts a lot earlier than elementary school so I think we're all going to have to get used to the new schedule around here. Shawn drove him to the school and got him settled and then I nervously waited all day for him to come home and tell me how it went and Clarissa walked around saying "where's Josh?" all day.
At 3:00 Josh bounded in the front door with a huge smile on his face and I could officially relax. The first day of middle school was a sucess. The great thing about the the timing of his school schedule is that he gets home when Clarissa is usually taking a nap and Matthew is still at school so we had a few minutes of quiet time and we sat on the couch and ate cookies while he told me about his day. This will work out great because then when Matthew comes home Josh will already be talked out and I can have some time to hear about Matthews day without both kids bombarding me with homework and papers to sign at the same time. I think this new schedule is going to work out nicely.
Josh likes his teachers, he made some new friends, he got on the right bus and all in all it sounded like a great day. I guess if my kids are going to refuse to stay little forever I'm going to have to get used to all this big kid stuff! Josh is a good kid, I think he's going to be just fine. And as for me? Well, I have therapy tomorrow so I have faith that eventually I'll be just fine too, lol. :)