Oh man we had a rough back to school this year. Tanner going from very part time preschool to FULL DAY kindergarten and riding the bus home was probably the hardest adjustment of the week. He has to be out the door at 7 a.m.
But let me back up. Emma and Tyler's bus comes around 6:35. They are both at the middle school about 1.5 miles away, so that's a definite plus. Tyler LOVES school and thinks his teachers are the greatest ever. Emma likes it too, and likes not being the new kid anymore. She also gets to start viola this year.
Spencer was traveling all week so I had to wake up Sadie and drive Tanner to school with a grumpy, sleepy kid in the back (well, two of them actually). The traffic was a nightmare (!!) and we were late. No parking anywhere. Sadie had no shoes and a full diaper from the night before. It was crazy. Luckily, Tanner was being brave and smiled as I had to leave.
Oh how I missed him all day!! I couldn't wait for his bus at 3. The big kids got home first and we waited...and waited...and waited. He finally got home at 4! He was exhausted and sweaty and was pretty sure that was the longest day of his life and he never again wanted to go to school. Lots and lots of tears have followed since then.
In a nutshell, the big kids are happy, and the little kids aren't so much. He feels like he is missing out and the adjustment is so hard. Sadie misses him. Here's to only 175 more days in the school year!