Welcome to my little ol' blog. I'll be upfront about it: I don't blog very often any more. If you found your way here because you read my book "Trailer Life," have a gander! But it's easier to keep up with me on Instagram or on my Facebook page. I have this long, drawn out theory on why I'm a terrible blogger, but that is a story for another day. Enjoy the ramblings of my life from the last 8 years or so.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Will's First Day of Kindergarten, and Everyone Else's First Day!

Ready for school!
A little nervous at his desk... his teacher talked to the room full of parents for 45 minutes, and he got a little bored. He came over to me and asked, "Hey Mom, when do we get to go play outside?" When he got off the bus, I asked him how his day was, and all he said was "Good." After a pause, he told me, "I only got in trouble once." "Why?" "I can't remember. Maybe it was because I was twisting on the swing. But I didn't get in trouble the rest of the day!" He reported that he got to play with the toys in the classroom, and had lots of fun.
Kacy went to first grade! She was so excited to go. When I asked her how her first day of school was, she replied "PERFECT! We got to do art! We got to make our faces and use yarn for the hair, or not if you didn't want to. I made mine with the blue earrings I had..." and it went from there. She was excited to have most of her friends in her class. She is so thrilled to have an art teacher for her afternoon teacher... her "real" teacher also acts as an administrator on campus because our district is so small and the school is split between two campuses. So, she gets to have an art teacher for the afternoon- I doubt they'll do art everyday. But if they did, Kacy would be SO happy.
Ed had a hard time today. He looked like this most of the morning. When we were getting everyone ready to go out the door, he put his hands on his hips and swore. Kind of. He declares, "Dangit! I'm MAD!" That proclamation was in the middle of our morning... after dropping the kids off, I took him to the gas station and he got some donuts and a soda, and then at least stopped complaining. It was not pretty. "Where's my backpack?" and "I need a lunchbox, too!" and "Is this my classroom?" Too bad he has ANOTHER year after this one. Who knows? Maybe they'll be a preschool next year.


  1. I loved this post. My favorite part was Eds ... that boy is a crack up!

  2. Sounds like an eventful first day of school! Glad everyone is happy with their teacher! I agree...Ed makes me laugh.