Thursday, August 21, 2008

They're off!

Kudos to the Harlem School District! This year they changed the junior high and high school start times to coincide with research studies that show adolescents do not learn well at 7 in the morning!

My kids start school at 8:55 now and that my friends is a beautiful thing! No stressful mornings, no sleepy kids, no standing in the dark at the bus stop. I just can't say enough about how pleasant our morning was today.

From the grungy, throw on whatever, throw your hair up kids, to this... They clean up pretty nice eh?!?

Remember those chatty girls on the phone from yesterday? Check em out today... I really just couldn't contain the pride I felt this morning as I sent off my babies to school. After I shut the door behind Brennan I mumbled..."Please God let him have a good year..." Stephanie overheard me and said, "Mom, why do you worry so much about him?" "It's a long story you know...autism does that." The precious one had a great day yesterday...she was thrilled! Whew...big sigh of relief.

Here's one more for the scrapbook...

I'll post the update from the trenches...after I hear how today goes...

Until next time...

5 comments:

HeatherPride said...

Here's to an awesome school year!!

3 kids & us said...

Oh they look so beautiful. Those girls. Dang where has the time gone.Thanks for taking devin today. It just isn't cool riding the bus the first day.I don't think she could walk into school alone.She was so nervous. I'm so glad you took a photo. cause i sure did get to miss it since i was at work.Steph's hair is to cute!!

Shari Schmidt said...

They look so grown up. The early school start time is the only time of the year I'm happy our girls wake up at 6:30 a.m. EVERY morning!

Melissa said...

They look great! Hope the school year is super! An 8:55am start? That is AWESOME!

HeatherPride said...

Hi Jacque! I know this is a rough weekend for you. My sympathies.
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On a happier note, I did just link to you! :)