That giant happy sigh you heard earlier this week? That was me dropping Jack and my nephew off at school. Thank goodness there is some space between us from 9-3:40.
I mean, I love my kid so much and hate the school year because it prevents us from spinning wool together and weaving our own clothes. That we then wear while we attend the annual Motherboy dinner and dance benefit.
No seriously, the first day back to school was awesome. I took Bennett out for a long walk when we got back from school. I hit 21k steps that day, and it felt amazing to not deal with so much dang whining. Picking them up was fun, and it was nice to see Jack after a bit of distance. Bennett was waiting near the outside of his classroom, and when Jack emerged, he took off running as fast as his stubby little legs could take him. Jack also ran to him, and they tackled each other on the concrete. It was adorable.
And then we went out for fro yo. And I ate a Muddy Buddy head first, and all was right in the world.
Jack’s teacher seems perfectly lovely so far. Jack likes her a lot, and all of my interactions with her have been positive. She seems upbeat and to truly love being a teacher. She also gives a week’s worth of homework on Friday, and it is due the following Thursday. I love the idea of this and am excited to see how it works for us throughout the year. Jack is able to breeze through homework quickly, but even with him basically doing it solo with zero help from us, daily homework can still be overwhelming with afterschool activities. I adore the idea that he can knock it out on the weekend, and not have to stress when we have soccer, basketball, or baseball. Oh, and he just signed up for a (free. Woot!) lacrosse workshop after school. For the kids who do better working daily, they can do that too. From what I can see, everyone wins with this method.
Little Man Snaggletooth (Jack) has his initial orthodontist appointment on Friday. It will be a comprehensive evaluation to see how many new cars we will be purchasing for his dental team. His dentist is assuming they will recommend at least four teeth get pulled and then braces when he is 12/13. At the very least. Should be a freaking blast for everyone involved. As soon as Jack’s adult teeth started coming in, Troy said he would be doing a lot of overtime shifts to pay for that hot mess of a mouth. I started saving $40 a month a few years ago, and I think we have over $700 put aside for that kiddo’s pie hole. Poor Jack.
This week was a bit of a culinary adventure. I shared on Instagram my fixins’ for some spring rolls I made.