Saturday, September 1, 2012

School days

The kids started school on Wednesday, and I've been feeling like a fish out of water all week.  It was so quiet in the mornings that I almost didn't know what to do with myself!  I'm sure I'll get used to it again, but it's been weird to have things so different than they were over the summer.

All the younger kids like their teachers, which is good, but I think the jury's still out with some of the teens' teachers.  We'll see.  All in all, they seem to be pretty excited and optimistic about this year, and Jonah and Ethan are especially loving being in high school

Speaking of Jonah and Ethan, they've been working at McDonald's for a couple of weeks now and seem to be settling in well enough.  I have mixed feelings about letting our kids work for a company I can't stand, but the reality is that 14-year-olds don't have too many job options around here.  And I like that our McDonald's doesn't require kids to work on Sundays and is good about working around their schedules.  They also pay more than the other fast food restaurants in town.

Lily and Loundia have already started volleyball and are really enjoying it.  I wish the played on the same team since the driving back and forth is already making me bonkers, but such is life with 12 kids. Zoe is enjoying cheerleading, but we rarely see her thanks to all the practices they have.  And seminary starts on Tuesday for the high school kids, so that will take another hour out of their days (read: sleep).

I have some pictures of the first day of school and will post them when I dump the pictures from my card.  Just picture several irritated children with backpacks slung over their shoulders, and you'll have the general idea.  ;o)

1 comment:

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