Monday, August 11, 2008

Back 2 School

Today is the first day of school for my son, Duncan.

He spent nearly the entire summer begging to go back to school and waking up early. This morning we had to actually wake him up. Then 'daddy' asked him where he got to go today he says "School?". Ten seconds later he shuffled to me and said "School, No!" I figure it was here and all the sudden he wanted to go but was thinking of all the 'new' stuff he would find and the change in routine.

I will miss having him along when we go for our little drives and at the barn, but I feel I can really get some of my stuff caught up. I hope that this is a good year for my boy. He has the sweetest spirit and is so generous. While we were picking up his new "kicks" (tennis shoes) he insisted we get Animal crackers to SHARE with his friends. While this may not seem that thoughtful if you are an adult or even a typical ten year old. My barometer for Duncan is: He is mentally about three. Three year olds just don't typically care about these things. For me, this is the LIGHT at the end of our sometimes hard road.

For now I celebrate my now ten year old boy heading to school for another year.

---PS....the picture shows some clear 'big' work that items on my list. New baseboard trim and either painting or refinishing the hardwoods. :-D


Anita said...

How exciting for Duncan! I just know he'll have a great year! What a sweetie...

I absolutely LOVE your idea of a 'cottage friends' tea!!! How clever you are! I'd like to give it a try soon. Thanks!

Joanne Kennedy said...

Well I think it's even sweet of a 10 year old to think of his friends and wanting to buy animal crackers to share. But for your boy it is way beyond sweet. That is wonderful!

He is such a cute kid.

I'm surprised school starts so early where you are. We don't start here until Sept 4th and that is early for us. It's normally the 10th or 11th of Sept.


Shabby Addict said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! It's always fun meeting new blog friends! Your boy is darling. Good luck to him and the new school year!

jgotsnoopy said...

I love the picture of Duncan! He's such a cutie!

How was his first day of school?

BTW, in our part of East TN, school started two weeks ago. Not fair, to be sure!

I hope things went well, and I'm loving your blog - and you're inspiring me!

Cottagecheap said...

Miss Snoopy, Duncan got "GREAT DAY" on his take home note...and he was very tired. I let him go to Menards and play on all the benches. (Sadly a pastime for him) LOL