Back to School
With the kids back in school this month, I've discovered that it has put everyone in our household back in to a good routine.
During the summer months, the kids were able to stay up later, eat a lot of sweet treats and have dinner at the "continental" time of 8pm.
Now that they have to get up at 7:00am every morning and go to school for the day, it has helped put their schedule back on track....
Well, today was the official day that kids everywhere headed back to school.
Although, for my son, his school only held a one-hour intro today, it was still exciting for him to see his friends and catch up.
Two months is a very long time to be away from school and from friends you are used to seeing every day.
More than anything, for kids at this age - routine is everything.
Today in the Vancouver Sun, my son was featured in the "Back to School" edition of the newspaper.
Because he has great homework habits.
I have been so proud of him and how well his has done over the summer. Despite all the outdoor things we have had him and his sister invovled in over summer - he still wanted to take time to read and practice his math.....
We spent the entire morning today down at Crescent Beach and the weather was absolutely perfect. We splashed in the water, ate peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, and salty, ketchup drenched french fries from the local fish and chips stand.
And as we were headed home, tired but happy from all the sun, with sand in our hair and our sandals - I knew that this would be one of the last few days we had left before summer ends and school begins. And a drastic change in routine for my son, whose ice cream eating days are now numbered....