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When we're visiting my husband's parents and my kids are being particularly...uh, challenging...my mother-in-law is fond of saying conspiratorially, "I've always said that school comes just in time."
And even though I'm a self-proclaimed "happy mommy" who loves staying home with my kids, I'll admit...I'm looking forward to them being in school! Having a few hours during the day to get things done without wiping noses and breaking up arguments? Sounds good to me!
Chickie starts kindergarten in a year, and I suppose if she was scared of the prospect, I'd be nervous too. But she is so excited. She'd love be in school now, but she doesn't turn five until January. I think her first day of school next year will be a highly-anticipated, super-exciting experience. And I think she'll do well in school. When she gets in trouble, it'll probably be mostly for talking too much!
Zoodle is too young to be thinking much about school, but if his love for his Bob the Builder backpack is any indication, he'll be excited to start too, three years from now!
For this week's "Mom's Breakfast Club" post I'm supposed to be writing about transitioning into the school year. For us, though, the "school year" is pretty much the same as the rest of the year. We get up, eat an easy breakfast, and the kids relax in front of PBS Kids TV shows while I do a bit of house cleaning...or check email, blogs, Twitter, etc.
But when they do start school, I'm going to want to be sure the kids have a good breakfast first. I am someone who gets hungry quickly, and I remember how long school mornings can feel before lunchtime rolls around! Recently Kellogg's sent us a box of Frosted Mini Wheats Big Bites, and the kids like it. I imagine that's the type of cereal we may encourage them to eat before school starts...something with some substance too it, that will "stick to their ribs" while they wait for lunch. Add some whole grain toast and juice, and hopefully they'll stay alert even without a morning snack!
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