Tuesday, September 4, 2012

First Day of School

Today was the first day of school in our house where we were going back to a normal routine. I have been looking forward to having structure in our lives again, however, that always comes at an expense. I think we were all emotionally drained today as we have shifted in how we go about our days. Based on previous first days of school, I was anticipating some difficulties in getting everyone out the door, happily. 

I wasn't expected the screaming, crying, teething, hot mess that was Kailey which created an angry Colin (he didn't want to listen to her screaming anymore).  Chris said he created an international incident at school when he dropped Kailey off because she was crying, which caused Colin to cry, which caused some of the other kids in her class to start crying as well. 

Drop off number 2 wasn't any better because Colin was at his new school today (after school program) and is still transitioning there.  Unfortunately/fortunately, there are cameras in his school that we can access from work and I watched my poor baby curl up in a ball on the floor crying after Chris left.  I know it will get better, but it doesn't make it any easier!

The few minutes that Kailey happily posed for a picture.

They were happy until Colin pulled a little hard in a choke hold on Kailey and she started crying.

Poor guy is starting a new day care, and then tomorrow, preschool is being added to the mix!

"Super Daddy" handling 2 different drop offs today.  I am so thankful!

The hot mess ensues (this is the "flop", which came before the "cry").

Colin's teacher put a note for Colin on his door!

I know the routine will get easier, but it still makes it hard when you start!


Rochelle said...

Love that they have cameras to check out your kids, hate that he was so distraught. Praying tomorrow is a better day!

Kristin said...

Gotta love the chain reaction crying :)

Jenny said...

LOL...Love Kaileys's "flop"...Hope today goes better at drop off time!