The twins (just for you Mrs FF) have been at school for 9 days now (I just counted) and they are super happy. So am I. I just love the school, teacher, principal, etc.
They're in the same class which is so good for us speaking to one teacher and getting all the same messages.
I also love, love, LOVE how I'll ask them, "so what happened at school today?" and one will start, another will fill in a gap, and then it will prompt the other about something else.
I'm actually getting a real sense for what goes on.
They should have been together sooner, at least to satisfy my curiosity!
Every day I ask them if they've made any friends yet!
The first couple of days they both said they had their twin and one boy in K's pre-school class.
But tonight Kendra could tell me everyone's name around her table (they sit in tables of 5) and 3 at Connor's table. Connor plays with kids at all the tables apparently.
I love their teacher. I think I mentioned this before but her son was in C's class and so we've had a couple of parties together - they came to ours too.
They told me, "Mummy, we have to call her Mrs H now" :)
A few things I love:
- no unhealthy food allowed (YESSSSSSS) otherwise they confiscate
- tuck shop on Fridays - we've said they can each have R5 every week so there was a whole lot of negotiation about whether it made better sense to have 1 bag of biltong, or peanuts and raisins, and have some change. Guess who chose which option?
- the uniform!
- using "Mrs H says...." when t
- I got to wrap 3 books for each child (I'm that weird kind of person who loves wrapping books - well, back to school sales are better than Christmas :))
A few things I don't love
- prying them out of bed in the mornings - it is already getting easier but the novelty of school wore off after two days....
- monitoring the uniform - is there a clean golf shirt? all the time (they have 2 each, and I'm waiting for the 2nd hand shop to open to hopefully buy some more.... it seems I had unrealistic expectations of them wearing one shirt for two days before laundering it...)
- we keep running out of food (this is a good thing I suppose, in that my kids are eating me out of house and home, and they're ONLY 5.5) - shall I blog separately on this?
If I've forgotten anything, let me know in the comments.
Also, what do you think of parents posting the name of their kids' school online for the whole world to see?
Maybe I'm a bit of an overthinker but I can't help thinking about any crazies out there knowing their whereabouts.
PS I don't think my FB friends are necessarily crazies, but what about each of their hundreds of friends?!
PPS All pics from January last year - can you believe the sweetness?!