August 10 09

It’s August 10th today.

It’s also the first day of school. (which really means it’s the first REAL day of work for me)


Sure, they may *look* all peachy keen and nifty and groovy here all decked out in their (way-too-big) Gap uniforms, but the past two days have been a mix of nervesslashexcitementslashIdon’tknowanyone.

Emily even went as far as telling us she’d rather spend the day today at my grandmother’s nursing home than go to school, which, if you’ve ever met Martha the toothless wanderer, you know that wasn’t an easy decision for her.



and Josh said he’d rather go out and get a job than go to school.



But, at the end of the day. WE TALKED. And we talked about how much they liked the teachers that they met. And we talked about how much they liked the few kids they met at the open house. And we talked about the hot lunches and the outdoor classroom and the smartboards and all the computers and the awesome playgrounds and the fact that I get to walk them and pick them up

and they both went to school with smiles on their faces and springs in their steps.


And I went to Dunkin’ Donuts* and Old Navy with a smile on my face and an extra spring in my step knowing that they are going to have a GREAT first day.

and so am I.

but I kind of already want to pick them up.

*that is, of course, until the lady at Dunkin Donuts got the husband’s flatbread order wrong (ice cold. barf) and when he went back in to complain, she took her hands off of the garbage she was just emptying to make him a new one. It wasn’t until the husband said, “um, excuse me! You didn’t wash your hands!” that another employee raced over, apologized profusely, and made him another sandwich, which, obviously, he didn’t eat because, um, hello, VOMITROCIOUS.  I didn’t think I would say this, but my gosh I miss Tim Horton’s…

  1. How can it be the first day of school already????
    .-= NaomiJesson´s last blog ..Expected Life Span = 5 years =-.

    Comment by NaomiJesson on August 10, 2009
  2. Dude. You’re in the land of KRISPY KREME now. Dunkin’ Donuts is irrelevant.

    Comment by Maria on August 10, 2009
  3. Ewww… that garbage/sandwich story is just nasty.

    I’m sure your kids will be fine; they’re outgoing and will probably fit in nicely.

    Comment by SciFi Dad on August 10, 2009
  4. What about Isabella?

    Comment by Tamara on August 10, 2009
  5. Isabella doesn’t start for two weeks. She’s going to a different school – Montessori 🙂

    Comment by ali on August 10, 2009
  6. But they’re so those cool kids who just came from CANADA. Which, in Atlanta, might as well be Abu Dhabi.

    Comment by Camels & Chocolate on August 10, 2009
  7. Yay! I’m sure they are going to have a great first day! I can’t wait to hear all about it.

    I see Emily got the Gap bag she wanted. 🙂

    Comment by Kristabella on August 10, 2009
  8. But at least Miss Emily has some cute shoes to walk into school with!
    .-= Dianna´s last blog ..Hawaii Day 1 (Thursday) – Sea Life Park =-.

    Comment by Dianna on August 10, 2009
  9. I can’t believe school’s already started! It’s only August!
    They look pretty cute in their uniforms though 🙂

    Comment by Meg on August 10, 2009
  10. They look adorable, no matter their facial expressions! Did you have fun getting them to school so early? (If it makes you feel any better, I was driving past your area at 7:45 this morning, which is usually the time I get out of bed.)

    Comment by Darcey on August 10, 2009
  11. They look so cute! Love the blue nails.:)
    .-= Kaleigha´s last blog ..Time for change… =-.

    Comment by Kaleigha on August 10, 2009
  12. I imagine they’ll come home loaded up with all kinds of stories to tell you. I hope Emily (p.s. – I want her bag!) doesn’t have any homework so she can watch the Jonas brothers host the Teen Choice awards tonight!

    .-= fadkog´s last blog ..a night that was some kind of wonderful, except it wasn’t actually ‘some kind of wonderful’ =-.

    Comment by fadkog on August 10, 2009
  13. word of advice: Do not buy sandwiches as DD. ONLY COFFEE and DONUTS.
    .-= Maya´s last blog ..Movie Monday =-.

    Comment by Maya on August 10, 2009
  14. Does Emily’s bag have owls on it? If so, it’s the cutest bag ever.

    Comment by Rhi on August 10, 2009
  15. Ew, that DD story is disgusting. Makes me kinda glad there are none here!

    Hope the kids had a great first day! 🙂

    Comment by Bethany on August 10, 2009
  16. That was always my look on the first day back at school too.

    Comment by C @ Kid Things on August 10, 2009
  17. You should try Panera instead!

    Comment by Avitable on August 10, 2009
  18. Oh, yes, school starts early there. Love Emily’s bag and matching blue nails.

    OMG! gross about the sandwich… yeah, they always wear gloves at Tim’s when making sandwiches, and slip on new ones when they go from garbage to sandwich detail.

    Comment by Nenette on August 10, 2009
  19. I have those brown shoes with the buckle in size big!!!
    .-= Katie´s last blog ..thsi post is so boring I can’t even think of a title…. =-.

    Comment by Katie on August 10, 2009
  20. Remind me to NEVER go to a Dunkin’ Donuts!

    Comment by Angella on August 10, 2009
  21. Your kids are ALMOST as cute as mine.

    Also, try Panera. NOM.

    Comment by Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] on August 10, 2009
  22. Wow, even my kid going off to College (YAY!!! Doing cartwheels) doesn’t go until Aug 29!

    Comment by Joanie M on August 10, 2009
  23. School on AUGUST 10! No fair! And disgusting DD instead of Timmies? WAY no fair.

    Comment by kgirl on August 10, 2009
  24. oh, p.s. – I got Bee the backpack version of I’s bag for when she starts kindie IN SEPTEMBER.

    Comment by kgirl on August 10, 2009
  25. I love how Emily’s bag matches her uniform and nails 🙂

    I vote you start hitting up the bagel place- the coffee’s not quite Dunkin Donuts, but at least they’re clean, have tasty bagels and will remember you for life.

    Comment by Tutugirl on August 10, 2009
  26. Awww, her fingernails match her backpack!

    Comment by Miss Britt on August 10, 2009
  27. I can’t believe how much Josh is looking like The Husband! Wow! Crazy. Also, I’m very sure Tim Horton’s misses you, too. So happy to hear kids are doing so great!

    Comment by Haley-O on August 10, 2009
  28. This one made me stop lurking…we hit Dunkin’ vacationing in Daytona and it wasn’t that thrilling, not that your encounter can be classified as thrilling.
    Welcome to Tim Horton’s can I take your order please…you’ll have to get a long IV or friends to ship it to you.

    Comment by Amanda on August 10, 2009
  29. So, how was their first day?

    (And that DD story? DIS. GUST. ING.)

    Comment by mamatulip on August 11, 2009
  30. 1) I’d be depressed also if I started school a MONTH before labor day. (What the hell?)
    2) DD is overrated. Luckily Columbus got the memo and they have Tims here. Though it doesn’t matter because I’m addicted to Starbucks oatmeal. (Still, I’m a Second Cup girl for life).

    Comment by Tali on August 11, 2009
  31. They look cute for their first day of school. I’m sure they have a million friends by now.

    Why do they not have Tim Hortons in Atlanta? I am sitting in Columbus, OH and I can look out my office window and see two of them! You need to come here obviously.

    Comment by Kate on August 11, 2009
  32. they are so adorable.

    move back.

    Comment by Karen Sugarpants on August 11, 2009
  33. Is it wrong that I want Emily to go to school and tell the kids in her class “I’m sort of a big deal where we came from.”

    Comment by regan on August 11, 2009

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