We did the whole routine last night and this morning. Lay out the clothes, promise mom you won't argue over what we have picked out together, brush teeth, read books, say prayers, remind Parker to watch for Emmitt so he gets on the bus, remind Emmitt to take the bus to Stephie's, and don't remind Emmitt that he escaped from school last year or remind Parker that he took the wrong bus last year!
The four (usually Emmitt too) will forever be photographed just like this. Casual, cool boys with their arms around each other! I am hoping that they will let me take their pictures before school every year and never, ever be too big to do so. They are going to miss playing together every day!
Emmitt goes to preschool 5 afternoons a week. We cut through the grass and he took off on me. At least it was in the right direction. We ran up to the door, took a quick picture and then I asked him if he remembered where his room was. "No?" was his answer. So I led the way, we said hi to people in the hallway and I pointed out some letters that I saw on the walls. Come to find out they had a gingerbread hunt/Chicka Chicka Boom Boom scavenger hunt for all the letters on their tree!
When we sat down at dinner we asked the boys about their day and Emmitt told us his gingerbread story. I asked him what part of the gingerbread man he ate and he said the head and eyes! I reminded Parker that he had eaten the foot "so he couldn't run away again!"
Emmitt was able to find his locker and he was so proud of himself that he could reach the hook to hang up his bag! Then he promptly grabbed the fish bowl, picked it up and asked "what's in here?" I replied, fish I hope, not put it down! He did and at supper he told me they are tadpoles!
Parker said he had a great day with Mrs. Dowty. She let them play outside a lot! Even on the big playground! I think she may have won him over on that condition. Last night before bed, I had asked Parker if he remembered his lunch code, his answer was "I think it is 911, actually." I bust out laughing and remind him that's the emergency number to call and that it is not his code. Mrs. Dowty was so kind to write it on their hand for when they go through the line they get it right! We had a good laugh about it though!
All 5 boys made it off the bus! I had a big sigh of relief that they did. Then they all asked me for a ride home. Which is down the alley, not even a block! I asked why and they all said...'cause we're tired!
Sleep well tonight little men!