Today was Ava's first day of 1st grade. It went as smoothly as it possibly could. Justin stayed home to take her to school for her first day. I am sure he knows that our normal mornings aren't all sunshine and smiles like this morning was. It included waking up happy, no crying during getting her hair done and breakfast of choice for the first day of school. Justin and I dropped Ava off at 8:15. We walked her into her classroom, saw her to her desk, and left. She didn't even look back at us.
Rhys was sad. He didn't know what to do with himself. We went grocery shopping right after we dropped her off. We were done by 9:30 and he was already talking about it being time to pick her up. Around 11, he wouldn't agree to anything because he wanted to wait for Ava. We went to the park after lunch and he actually walked around just kicking the mulch. Funny thing was after I woke him up from his nap to go pick Ava up, he didn't want to get her.
Ava still hasn't figured out how to open the van door from the outside. Pick up time makes me really miss not having those super cool remote doors. She gets in the car and says, "Guess what I found out today. School is fun!" She said the best part of the day was hot lunch. She didn't have "hot lunch" but now that is something she most strongly desires. You order hot lunch a month ahead of time in her school, so she is a little mad that she doesn't even have the option until October.
And now for the world record. Ava had homework. She had to fill in a worksheet with the numbers 1-100. We got home at 3:50, emptied her backpack, had a couple cookies, (I made her chocolate chip cookies for her first day.) and started homework. We had talked about it ahead of time that it would be best to do homework when she gets home and then she can just have her evening free. It took her an hour and 40 minutes!!!!!!!!!!! There were tears. There were two broken pencils. There was the kicking of Rhys. Rhys was a distraction. Ava didn't want to try. I sat at the table with her the whole time to keep reminding her to keep going. Remember this moment when I consider homeschooling.