My munchkins officially started first grade this fall - three whole weeks ago now. It's hard for me to believe that my babies are six already - the time has gone by so fast and it just seems that they were teeny, tiny little babies just a short while ago. Now they're reading, writing and, in Missy's case, doing multiplication in her head!
And I'm lovin' it.
I love watching my children head out the door each and every morning so excited about school.
I love having my children sound out a new word or read a simple sentence.
I love having my children clamor to tell me about something that happened at school today.
I love having my children share the things that others brought for show-and-tell.
I love having my children get excited about field trips.
I love the freshly pressed school uniforms hanging in their closets.
I love the excitement over their first spelling test (yes, they got excited about it!).
I love the clean white knee socks, and jumbles of lunch boxes and back packs.
I love that their teacher greats them every morning with hugs.
I love that their teacher takes personal interest in each and every student.
I love that every single adult and most of the kids in the their K-8 school know them by face and name.
I love that my children are so excited about learning that I have to tell them to put the book down and go play.
I love that my children want to share that learning with me.
I am lovin' first grade!
Truly, it is one of my favorite things.